Amanda Bilello


Tyler Van Buren

Things To Do

Garden City is located in Nassau County, so it's central to Manhattan and Eastern Long Island.

If you're heading to Manhattan, here are some of our favorite things to do:
  • High Line and Chelsea Market
  • Central Park
  • The Met, Whitney, MoMa and 9/11 museums
  • Catch a broadway show...We love:
    • Wicked
    • Phantom of the Opera
    • Hello Dolly
  • Grab some rooftop cocktails: Le Bain at the Standard, Gallow Green and Pod 39 are our favorites
  • Lunch on the water at The Frying Pan or Grand Banks
  • Dinner in Meatpacking or the West Village
If you've never been to Long Island before, we suggest venturing out east!
Suffolk County forks North and South.

North Fork:
The North Fork of Long Island is known for it's vineyards. There are over 50, but here are some of our top picks:
  • Raphael
  • Bedell Cellars
  • Macari
  • Pellegrini
  • Sparkling Pointe
If you need a break from wine, head to the Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. It's located at the end of the Island in Greenport, a beautiful seaport village. You can also enjoy the beach, shucking your own oysters and taking a short ferry ride to Shelter Island.

South Fork:
The South Fork of Long Island is known for it's beaches. You can either do the Hamptons, Montauk or both!

The Hamptons:
  • Cooper Beach (Southampton), Main Beach (East Hampton), Cupsogue Beach (Westhampton)
  • Wölffer Estate Vineyard
  • Topping Rose House
  • Hotels to stay at:
    • Capri (Southampton)
    • The Maidstone (East Hampton)
    • The American Hotel (Sag Harbor)
On your way heading into Montauk, stop for lunch at The Lobster Roll on Montauk Highway (If you watch The Affair, you'll recognize it right away!)
  • Spend your days at the main beach off South Emerson Avenue
  • Favorite Lunch Spots:
    • The Surf Lodge (Also good for brunch)
    • 668 The Gig Shack
    • Duryea's Lobster Deck
  • Favorite Places for the Sunset & Dinner:
    • The Crow's Nest
    • Navy Beach
    • Dave's Gone Fishing
    • Swallow East
  • Nightlife:
    • The Surf Lodge
    • Ruschmeyer's
    • Sloppy Tuna's
  • If it's a rainy day, head to Montauk Brewing Company
  • Hotels to stay at:
    • Gurney's
    • The Montauk Beach House
    • Montauk Yacht Club
    • Montauk Manor

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