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Check out our guide for seasonal winter activities on Long Island that will keep you warm, dry, and full of cheer!
Start your day at the Milleridge Inn and enjoy a spectacular and unlimited spread of quiche, fresh housemade baked goods, french toast, crab legs, lobster, prime rib, salads with homemade dressings and so much more! Sunday Brunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes one mimosa or bloody mary (for bottomless brunch options, guests can upgrade to the Premium Package for an additional fee).
After brunch, stroll on down to the Milleridge Village Shops and get your fix of candy, baked goods, hot chocolate, fresh flowers, toys, and more! Check out the Milleridge calendar of events for even more family-friendly activities.
Head to Jericho Cider Mill for hot apple cider, freshly baked pies, and other local goods.
Head to the park for some picturesque nature views and tranquil time spent outdoors. Here lies the country home of the 19th-century poet, newspaper editor, and civic leader William Cullen Bryant. The park has a pond, boathouse, house, mill, and gardens that are gorgeous any time of year.
For a lavish fireside dining experience, head to Opus Steakhouse in Jericho. The latest culinary creation from famed restauranteur, Anthony Scotto, Opus Steakhouse greets its guests with dramatic spaces and world-class cuisine. Bask in the warmth of the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling Carrara marble fireplace or reserve a spot at one of the patio’s private firepits and stay warm and cozy while enjoying your meal.
Head to the Nassau County Museum of Art to explore the outdoor sculpture park which is home to nearly 40 unique pieces. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.
For a cozy and charming stay, check out The Inn at Fox Hollow. Every year, the hotel decks its halls with glimmering lights and festive decor. Better yet, on-site amenities include a complimentary breakfast, multiple fireplaces, a complimentary shuttle service, a hot tub, and a fantastic Italian restaurant, Volpe, that’s owned by award-winning restauranteurs and sources all of its produce locally.
Pamper yourself with a day at the spa! Sugared Beauty Bar is a Black-owned beauty bar that offers a wide range of services to its clients. From sugaring (hair removal) to facials and even Reiki sessions, Sugared Beauty Bar is a great place to unwind and recharge.
Enjoy a posh brunch at Tom Colicchio’s own Garden City restaurant, Small Batch. Here, guests will dine on only the finest local produce and craft cocktails. From BLT with fried eggs to cinnamon sugar doughnuts, there’s something on the menu for every type of foodie.
Showcasing over 100 years of Long Island’s aerospace heritage, the Cradle of Aviation is home to numerous ever-changing exhibitions. Here, guests can admire retired aircraft and the computer science behind flight technology. One of the newest exhibits, The Arcade Age, features over 50 playable classic arcade games and tells the story of the creative and innovative people that changed gameplay as we know it.
Check out Nunley’s Historic Carousel at the Cradle of Aviation! This over 100-year-old carousel has been beautifully restored to how it was when it was first opened in Canarsie’s Golden City Park.
Enjoy celebrity chef catering in your own private igloo courtesy of David Burke’s Red Salt Room located at the Garden City Hotel. The hotel’s private igloos and canopy seating will provide guests with an elegant outdoor dining experience under the stars complete with an air purifier, heater, music, and pre-ordered menu package. Each igloo can comfortably seat up to four people, while the canopies can accommodate up to 10 people. Space is limited so be sure to book your reservation ASAP.
Get into the spirit of the season with the Shimmering Solstice light show at Old Westbury Gardens! This sensational walkthrough event features many very merry decorations set to delightful holiday tunes and projected performances on the grounds of the unforgettable Walled Garden, Rose Garden, South Lawn, Allée, and Westbury House.
Set on seven acres on Seventh Street, The Garden City Hotel is an upscale home away from home for a distinguished array of locals and visitors. Whether you’re on business, a world traveler, or hipster in the know, there’s something for everyone.