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Want to travel this Spring Break but don’t know where to go? We’ve got some ideas for you in this pre-made road trip that’s close to home. Rather go car-free for your next getaway? You’ve come to the right place. This itinerary includes LIRR and public transit information for those looking to save on gas and mileage. For even more car-free adventures, click here.
Take the Long Island Railroad to the Port Washington Station, located in the heart of Main Street.
A visit to Sands Point Preserve is an experience of historic grandeur and luxury. Guests can tour the castle-like Hempstead House and Castle Gould, which both have magnificent views of the Long Island Sound year-round. But spring and summer blooms bring its vibrant gardens to life! For an outdoor adventure, stroll along the stunning nature trails and hiking paths across the preserves sprawling 216 acres.
Ikedo Ramen is purposefully designed not only to be a popular place to taste Japanese style ramen, but also a welcoming and comfortable space for guests to experience Japan’s popular food, drinks, and culture. Stop in for traditional Japanese soups, entrees, and more.
Downtown Deals Exclusive: Free Beer or Sake with any Entrée Purchase
The Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street presents a wide range of music, dance and theatrical programs for the entire family. With a 425 seat theatre and even outdoor space for shows & continual programming all year-round, you are bound to find some exciting entertainment right on Main Street!
For over 25 years, Skyline Cruises have been sailing the harbors and shorelines between NYC, Long Island, and Connecticut. The legendary Skyline Dinner Cruises are not to be missed–offering unbeatable views of the NYC skyline and Long Island’s Gold Coast at Golden Hour. Conveniently setting sail out of Port Washington, Skyline Dinner Cruise is the perfect activity for couples, friends, and even families.
Want a cruise that feels a bit more private? Check out Long Island Boat Rentals. The professionals here will set you up with your own private charter (with or without a crew) that will tour you around some of Long Island’s and NYC’s most iconic destinations. For a sneak peek of what the LIBR experience is like, check out our Long Island TV episode documenting the experience.
Wharf Sports is where indoor golf, sport simulators, and arcade games align. Work on your swing on the virtual driving range; the same used by Tiger Woods and other PGA Pros. Choose from over 100 perfectly simulated golf courses including Bethpage Black, Pebble Beach, and the PGA National. You can also have fun with your kids playing hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, football, dodgeball or any of the six other games our simulators play. Complimentary arcade tokens and beverages are provided during play time. Tee/play times available by online reservation.
Downtown Deals Exclusive: 20% Off Sports Simulator Sessions when using your Downtown Deals Travel Pass
Located directly on Manhasset Bay and offering breathtaking views, Fathoms Hotel & Marina is the place to stay when visiting Port Washington. The scenery inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to set The Great Gatsby in this very location. This boutique hotel is an intimate six room hotel which offers a high level of privacy and an individualized customer experience for all.
Downtown Deals Exclusive: Enjoy 15% off your stay on select rooms when using your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.
Take the n23 NICE Bus to Second Street/Mineola Blvd. and transfer to the n24 to Roosevelt Field which you will take 6 stops to your destination (Clinton + Old Country Rd.)
Founded in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2008, True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food Kitchen emphasizes wholesome, simple ingredients with simple preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient.
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 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
Owned by Bravo TV’s Top Chef, Tom Colicchio, Small Batch is a rustic American restaurant that offers a wide range of meals that source all ingredients locally. A longtime advocate for sustainable agriculture, Colicchio’s restaurant is serving up North Fork Farm produce straight to your table complete with local wines and spirits from the Long Island region.
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. Check the museum website for a list of current and ever-changing exhibitions.
I.FLY Trapeze is Long Islands only full-time flying trapeze and circus arts program. Led by professional trapeze artists and performers, anyone from age 4 and up can fly–don’t let a little bit of fear ruin your curiosity!
I.FLY Trapeze is located in Nassau County’s prestigious Eisenhower Park. Consider taking a walk through Long Island’s version of Central Park and enjoy the fresh air, great lawns, playgrounds, roller rink, and more.
City Celler is defining the exciting new cuisine known as American Modern. Steaks and fresh seafood are served comfortably with flat breads and sliders. A robust and satisfying abundance of wine and spirits from every corner of the world have been carefully selected for your enjoyment. For the ultimate dining experience, reserve a private table on the patio.
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 a late night snack or drink in the on site restaurant, Crop & Kettle, then relax with a workout or swim and soak in the whirlpool.
Sample local fare in the comfort of your hotel at Crop & Kettle, the Long Island Marriot’s restaurant. This sleek restaurant serves Long Island classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner made from regional ingredients and paired with local beers and wines
Take the n43 NICE bus to Freeport, then hop on the Long Island Rail Road’s Babylon line taking the train 3 stops east to your destination.
Everyone can find something to do at Ceder Creek, a 259 acre park that offers every type of sport, from handball to roller skating. During the spring and summer, the park serves as an entry point for a 6-mile paved path to Jones Beach for joggers, hikers, cyclists and Rollerblade enthusiasts looking to spend a blue sky day on sandy shores. Those seeking a shorter run or walk may use the park’s one or 1.5 mile paths instead. For model airplane enthusiasts, visit the aerodrome field (permit required). An archery field is also available, just remember to bring your equipment.
Home to a 4-mile long boardwalk, bandshell, and plenty of family-friendly activities, Jones Beach is the perfect destination for a spring picnic. Whether you bring your own, grab something at the concession stand, or head to the on-site restaurant, Gatsby On the Ocean, waterfront dining has never been so easy.
WildPlay Element Park at Jones Beach will put your endurance to the test with its many rope courses, 700-ft. long zipline, and 40-ft. bungee jump. With three levels of obstacles to choose from, the park is the perfect place for kids and adults alike! The park officially opens for the season on April 15th, and if you want a sneak preview of what to expect be sure to check out our Long Island TV episode.
WildPlay Element Park is located alongside the Jones Beach Boardwalk, while you’re here take a stroll down the shoreline or hit up a round of mini golf or shuffleboard at the playground area. Not far from here is the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center–an interactive museum focusing on educating kids and future generations about the importance of conservation projects and the simple changes we can make in our lives that greatly impact Long Island’s natural environment. Or stop by the Northwell Health Theatre at Jones Beach for a night of top-notch entertainment!
Mulcahy’s is one of Long Island’s original live music venues. For the last 50+ years, Mulcahy’s has been hosting hot acts like Weezer, Third Eye Blind, Dropkick Murphys’, Joan Jett, and so many others. Not only is it the source of prime live entertainment, the venue also serves up classic pub fare and drinks to match!
Family-owned and operated, all the rooms are uniquely decorated with alternating warm and cool tones, reminiscent of sunsets at Jones Beach. The rooms and suites have everything you need for a 1-night or two-week stay, including access to the on-site restaurant. The hotel’s convenient location makes it the ideal stay for outdoor adventurers looking for easy access to the Jones Beach Bike Trail.
Take the Long Island Rail Road from Wantagh Station east to Babylon, transfer to the Montauk branch towards Patchogue and then take that train to Bay Shore.
For creative, specialty hand-crafted doughnuts, pop on over to North Fork Doughnut Company in Bay Shore or Mattituck for all a weekly flavor forecast and a cup of Long Island’s favorite local coffee, Sail Away Coffee. Score 10% off your final order when you show your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.
This dog-friendly park offers picturesque views of the Robert Moses Bridge, multiple walking paths, and beautifully manicured landscapes. Visitors with a keen eye may choose to walk along the wooded path for prime birdwatching conditions, while photo-happy travelers head to the shores of the Great South Bay to grab the perfect shot.
Head out on this 65′ turn-of-the-century Mississippi Riverboat for a day of cruising on the Great South Bay, complete with a buffet lunch and cash bar. This day on the bay is perfect for families, bachelorette parties, and adventurous dates. Evening cruises are also available and include dinner and live entertainment.
From the owners of one of Long Island’s best wine tours, First Glass Wine Tours, Fire Island Vines is an extension of the family-owned business’ love for wine & creating intimate experiences. Stop by for a full tasting, some local wine shopping or both as you also enjoy some delicious Mediterranean eats and decadent desserts.
Show your Downtown Deals Travel Pass for 20% off a wine tasting or gift card
For a chic, cool atmosphere with a greenery aesthetic, friendly experience and 5-star service, The Linwood Restaurant & Cocktails is the spot to go for your next dining excursion. The Linwood has all the culinary fixings and boutique cocktails to take your dinner to the next level.
The Ocean Bay House is a luxury waterfront inn located steps from the beautiful town of Bay Shore. This boutique B&B offers chic rooms and suites, a delicious breakfast, and plenty of yard space for those itching with Spring Fever.