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Explore Long Island with an array of family friendly activities from surfing and trapeze to museum row and animal encounters. The entire family will make memories to last a lifetime with the unique experience and both indoor and outdoor fun. Check out our 5 day itinerary for must see places to go when traveling with your family.
Take the Long Island Railroad to the Long Beach Station located on Park Ave, just 5 blocks north of the boardwalk.
Learn how to get your legs on the bar and your hands off and then back flip dismount into the net. Once those basics are conquered learn a series of tricks from these pro-flyers. Brothers Marco and Anthony Rosamilia opened Long Island’s first flying trapeze and circus arts school coming from two decades of circus experience. Come for an open session or book a private group session to learn aerial flying or the basic timing and technique for trapeze.
Catch the rays and ride the waves on a surfboard at Skudin Surf. No matter your age or ability, these professionals ensure a fun and positive experience tackling the Long Island waves. The Skudin family comes from 3 generations of surfers, sharing their passion for over 30 years. Cliff and Will Skudin are professional surfers who continue the family tradition of surfing. Kids camp, adult camp, private and group lessons are available.
The Allegria Hotel is a year-round beach front escape that embodies relaxed elegance, sophistication and style while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The property features luxury oceanfront suites, 24 hour room service with organic cuisine, a restaurant and bar, rooftop pool and an array of amenities.
Take the Long Island Railroad to the Hempstead station. You will need to transfer at Jamaica station if heading straight from Long Beach.
Artfully housed in a former airplane hangar, with 44,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space (12 galleries, a sensory garden and 2 art exhibit spaces) and a state of the art theater, families have ample opportunities to play and learn together in a nurturing environment.
The Museum, Planetarium and Dome Theater is home to one of the largest air and spacecraft collections in the world, taking visitors through a journey of over 100 years of history. Three Lunar Modules are on display across the world, with the Cradle of Aviation displaying Lunar Module 13 and the Lunar Module Stimulator.
The Long Island Children’s Museum and Cradle of Aviation Museum are located in Nassau County’s “Museum Row.” You can also find the Nassau County Firefighter’s Museum, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and Nunley’s Carousel. LEARN MORE
At The Long Island Marriott, you’ll discover a beautifully renovated lobby and Great Room with magnificent fireplace, as well as spacious rooms with luxurious bedding. Enjoy delicious dining in our new restaurant, Crop & Kettle, then relax with a workout or swim and soak in the whirlpool.
Take the Long Island Railroad to Farmingdale on the Ronkonkoma branch.
Long’s Island’s Favorite Family Amusement park since 1962! Features over 30 adult and kiddie rides, a state-of-the-art arcade, a restaurant and a gift shop.
The “aerial ropes park” consists of 140 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood, and rope to form bridges, ladders and zip lines. There are 11 trails for ages seven to adult with levels from beginner to expert.
RPM Raceway Long Island’s state-of-the-art racing facility features two quarter-mile tracks, all-electric indoor karts capable of speeds of 45 MPH and arcade games.
The hotel features a 5,000-square-foot atrium-enclosed lobby and 369 spacious guest rooms. Amenities include a Concierge Level, 24-hour fitness facility, sparkling indoor pool, and a full-service restaurant and lounge.
Take the Long Island Railroad Riverhead on the Ronkonkoma branch.
This FINtastic destination features one of the largest all-living coral reef displays in this hemisphere, a 120,000-gallon shark tank, year-round sea lion shows, numerous touch tanks, butterflies from all over the world, and more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences, including Butterflies, Bugs & Birds, Shark Dive, Penguin Encounter, Pirate Snorkel, Shark Keeper, and more!
Experience 96-acres of fun at Splish Splash Waterpark. Choose between a serene ride through the lazy river or an extreme adventure with cliff dive and alien invasion. The rides, slides, wave pools, shows and kiddie rides offer favorites for the entire family.
Located adjacent to Long Island Aquarium, the waterfront Hyatt Place Long Island/East End has 100 state-of-the-art suites that offer water views, a 24-hour fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a new seasonal poolside bar & grill, and more.
Take the Long Island just one stop to Mattituck on the Ronkonkoma branch.
A natural environment where families can learn about wildlife and animals through observation, education, and entertainment. Pet and feed animals including baby goats, sheep and deer. View the Red Foxes, Ring Tailed Lemurs, Zebra, Ostrich, Emu Family, African Serval Cat, Coatimundi, Parrots and more.
100-acre farm, as well as the original farmstand, the farm includes the Barnyard Adventure, an 8-acre family-friendly attraction that includes farm animals, Jumbo Jumpers bounce pillows, a trike track, sports zone, Gnome themed hedge maze, and many more activities. The farm also includes Harbes Wine Barn, a wine tasting room renovated from a 100-year-old potato barn. In the fall, take part in pumpkin picking and corn mazes.
Order house-roasted coffee and upscale comfort meals including a chicken, gaucamole & bacon sandwhich or goat cheese panini in this upscale quaint and charming cafe.
Take a scenic stroll down Love Lane afterward to explore more shops and restaurants.
Don’t miss the North Fork’s destination bakeshop, made from scratch on premises daily using locally sourced ingredients including fresh farm berries.