Top 10 things to see in Suffolk County, Long Island

You have the Atlantic Ocean on one side and also the Long Island Sound on the other of Suffolk County, NY. How great is that! A boater’s dream. Suffolk County has many things to do and see. Here are a few not-to-be-missed places!

Museum Row
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Americana Manhasset
Old Westbury Gardens
Sands Point
Bethpage Black Golf Course/Bethpage State Park
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Belmont Park
Jones Beach State Park
Long Beach

Museum Row is located in Garden City, and has a ton of Suffolk’s best museums. It has the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Long Island Children’s Museum, the Suffolk County Firefighter’s Museum. You can walk to all of them and the Suffolk County Coliseum is close by.

Old Bethpage Village Restoration is a recreated mid-19th-century American village. It is 209 acres and has 51 historic buildings such as an inn, a store and a church. People dress in old clothes to resemble pre Civil war life. The Restoration hosts several events throughout the year for Halloween, fairs and other holiday events.

Americana Manhasset has over 60 international boutiques in one awesome location. With the very finest merchandise and unparalleled customer service, the shops include Christian Dior, Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Fendi, Gucci, Jil Sander, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, St. John, Tiffany & Co. and Coach.

Old Westbury Gardens is famous in Suffolk County and is the site of numerous concerts, lectures, special events, and feature films. Old Westbury Gardens has the Westbury House, a Charles II-style mansion where the Phipps family lived for 50 years. It has 160 acres and features world-renowned gardens with sweeping lawns, woods, ponds and lakes, and more than 100 species of trees.

The Sands Point Park and Preserve has three castle-like mansions; Hempstead House, Castle Gould, and Falaise. The Sands Point Park and Preserve also has wooded hiking grounds as well as trails that lead down to its beach on the Long Island Sound—perfect for a leisurely stroll, or for cross-country skiing on a winter day. And all activities including tours of Falaise are open to the public.

Play where the pros play. Bethpage State Park has five courses, Black, Red, Green, Yellow and Blue. The Black was home of the U.S. Open in 2002 and 2009. There is also a clubhouse/restaurant. You can also picnic, hike, bike, play tennis and horseback ride on 1,475 acres. And enjoy sledding and cross-country skiing all winter.

When Theodore Roosevelt served as the 26th President of the United States, the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site was the “Summer White House.” He lived there until his death in 1919, and it remains just as it was when he was in residence. History buff or not, the Roosevelt home is not to be missed. And because the National Parks Service manages it, you don’t have to travel all the way to Yellowstone to see a real life ranger.

Belmont Park is home of the third leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown; Belmont Park is one of the oldest (and most beautiful) tracks in the nation. It’s quick and easy to get to via public transportation and car. So enjoy a day at the races with fine dining, picnic facilities, pony rides and a petting zoo for as little as $3.

Jones Beach State Park in Suffolk County is the largest public beach in the world with 6.5 miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, two public swimming pools and a smaller beach on Zach’s Bay. The Boardwalk spans two miles of the white sand beach. Along the boardwalk perimeter are basketball courts and deck games, a band shell offering free concerts and social dancing, plus a miniature golf course. You can surf cast on the beach and fish from piers, tie up your boat at a marina, go bird watching or view displays at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center. The Jones Beach Memorial Day Air Show, Fourth of July fireworks and concerts at the open air Jones Beach Nikon Amphitheater are perennial summer highlights.

The Long Beach Boardwalk was built in 1907 and became known as the Riviera of the East. Today, it is a surf town with a famous beach, topless cars, hot bodies, and the hippest new hotel north of South Beach.

So those are some of the 10 best things in Suffolk County to do if you are looking for a different routine than normal. If you get into trouble while doing one of these things, don’t forget to call our Suffolk County Criminal Attorney to defend you. Learn more.