Rockville Centre (RVC) Downtown

A Day in Rockville Centre

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With a booming restaurant and nightlife scene, Rockville Centre is a thriving downtown on Long Island’s South Shore. If you are looking for kid-friendly activities head to the Center for Science, Teaching & Learning with Dinosaur adventures, nature walks and summer camp offerings. Top-notch restaurants, a lively nightlife scene and one-of-a-kind local boutiques make this downtown a one-stop-shop for an unforgettable experience.


Take the Long Island Railroad from Penn Station to Rockville Centre Station on the Babylon Branch.

The yellow themed breakfast spot serves up instagramable meals and provides flavorful weekly specials to keep you coming back. Insider Tip: The Chandelier Room is the perfect Tiffany Blue room for events and a full service bar, try the mimosa or bellini tower.

  • Hempstead Lake State Park,
  • (516) 766-1029

Hempstead Lake State Park is a multi use facility. Included are 20 tennis courts, children's playgrounds, bridle trails for horse back riding, biking and hiking trails, shaded picnic areas and a historic hand carved wooden carousel. There is a picnic pavilion available for large parties. For fresh…

Insider Tip

The hand-carved wooden carousel in Hempstead Lake State Park, located in the park’s pavilion has been in operation for over 100 years.

Press 195 serves up timeless favorites and new innovative dishes including Buffalo Cauliflower and panini pairings.

  • 1450 Tanglewood Road
  • (516) 764-0045

Kids, families, and school groups enjoy this 17 acre preserve. The preserve serves as headquarters for the Center for Science Teaching and Learning which features a 3,000 sq/ft live animal exhibit called Amazing Animals. Exotic and native reptiles, birds, mammals, and amphibians are presented in…

Warm and welcoming traditional Irish pub serving Rockville Centre for over 40 years.

With 130 flavors, choose your favorite flavor at Five Penny’s. Named after the timeless film, The Five Pennies, which chronicles the life of jazz singer Red Nichols, & tells the story of a man who values love over career ambition. Dan Levine, created Five Penny’s as a mom and pop classic shop.

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