A Long Beach, NY, getaway is always a good idea, especially when you’re coming to Allegria Hotel with your family. The beach is bound the keep the children occupied most of the day in the warm months. We’ve also covered free activities, including parks and playgrounds, within walking distance of The Allegria.
Traveling a few miles outside of Long Beach, NY, will open up a myriad of fun activities to change things up a bit. Here are our top picks, less than an hour’s drive from The Allegria.
1 Riverside Blvd., Long Beach, NY 11561
Watersports are the most sought-after activities in Long Beach, NY. There’s no better place to learn how to surf than Skudin Surf School. This family-run company offers great packages for children and adults.
4 Empire Blvd., Island Park, NY 11558
And speaking of watersports, head to Empire Kayaks to experience Middle Bay and the surrounding wetlands. Rental options include Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), single or double sit-on-top kayaks, decked kayaks or pedal kayaks. If you’re new to kayaking, classes and clinics are available.
The Adventure Park at Long Island
75 Colonial Springs Rd, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798
Do you want to know what it feels like to be a squirrel? In a nutshell, the Adventure Park at Long Island is an obstacle course with platforms, zip lines and climbers built in different trails around an enormous park. Plus, it’s a great upper body, core and balancing workout for all!
Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
With interactive exhibits, a live theater and family workshops, children never get bored in this museum. Great for kids of all ages, the exhibits include a bubble station, a climbing sculpture and educational experiences.
Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center
Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
The core of this museum is science and technology. Exhibits include a history of space and aircrafts, a state-of-the-art digital planetarium, a National Geographic Dome Theater and much more!
Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center
One Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
As a fully interactive museum, children will learn about the history of firefighting and fire safety and prevention protocols in a hands-on and fun environment. Even adults will find the information incredibly useful and interesting.