Sightseeing in Middle Island

Up to 51% Off Tastings from Vintage Bicycle Tours

Vintage Bicycle Tours

$158 $78

Guides lead approximately five-hour, 12-mile tour through Long Island wine country, including stops at wineries for eight total tastings

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

(5)

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries & medicinal herbs while learning about ecology of NYC's local parks & open space

Up to 53% Off Easter Bunny Trolley Ride

East Haven

$20 $10

(30)

Celebrate springtime by riding on a historical trolley, participating in crafts, and visiting with the Easter Bunny

42% Off Private Helicopter-Piloting Lesson

Farmingdale

$310 $179

With a set of dual controls, students slice through the skies with an instructor inside a Robinson R22 helicopter

42% Off Private Helicopter Flight Lesson

Farmingdale

$310 $179

Students learn to fly a chopper during 60-minute lesson that counts as credit toward a pilot's license

50% Off at the American Airpower Museum

East Farmingdale

$20 $10

(21)

View working World War II–era prop and jet planes, as well as other military vehicles and exhibits that honor US service members

Up to 45% Off Harbor Cruises from Schooner Inc

New Haven

$30 $17

The Quinnipiack, central Connecticut's only traditionally rigged tall ship, glides across the New Haven harbor, offering relaxing views

52% Off New Haven Ghost Walk Tour

Downtown

$25 $12

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal with historical facts

Experience Gilded-Age Luxury at a Long Island Mansion

Oyster Bay

$49 $49

Walk room by room through an opulent Gatsby-era mansion and lush gardens as a Gold Coast expert divulges anecdotes about its inhabitants

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An 18-foot giraffe cranes its neck to look at passing visitors. Across the path, ring-tailed lemurs swing between the trees. Nearby, alligators thrash in a swamp, and ostriches strut through the grass. The animal handlers at Long Island Game Farm—comprising a team of veterinary students and environmental workers—care for these native and exotic species in re-creations of their natural habitats. On any regular day, they guide visitors past enclosures populated by aoudad sheep, cougars, zebras, and red kangaroos, and demonstrate the creatures’ eating habits through scheduled viewable feedings. They also let visitors feed giraffes, goats, and zebras by hand, and discuss each creature’s lifestyle without judging them by their nighttime hobbies.

A series of trails winds through woods and public picnic areas, leading to areas such as Bambiland—an enclosure for Mediterranean and native deer—and Old MacDonald's Farmyard, where visitors can bottle-feed baby animals and hang out with pigs, rabbits, goats, and ponies. Park staffers also help smaller visitors on and off the park’s carnival rides that include spinning teacups, a miniature train, and an antique carousel. In the summer, they further engage children in Camp Zoo, a one-week day camp during which an experienced instructor teaches participants about environmental conservation and divulges facts and gossip about various animals.

638 Chapman Blvd
Manorville,
NY
US

A Smithsonian Affiliate museum, the Long Island Museum showcases traditional art, old-fashioned carriages, and special exhibits. The art collection ranges from the 1800s to the present, with more than 4,000 paintings, sculptures, and prints from Long Island–affiliated artists. A stock of William Sidney Mount paintings from the 1800s, which depict everyday life in the era of smoke-signal text messages, garners jealous art-world whispers along with a carriage collection displaying more than 100 horse-drawn cruisers from a variety of eras at any given time. A rotating number of special exhibits, such as artifacts from the World’s Fair or 8-track tapes from da Vinci’s own stash, also draw crowds.

1200 N Country Rd
Stony Brook,
NY
US

The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center throws its visitors into the shark tank. And the tropical lagoon. And the salt marsh. As executive director Bryan DeLuca noted in the New York Times, the center (formerly Atlantis Marine World) is one of the most interactive aquariums in the area, which snagged it a place on Parents magazine's list of the 10 Best Aquariums for Kids. The Atlantis-themed aquarium’s educational exhibits combine myth with science as they bring guests face to gills with creatures such as eels, jellyfish, seals, and clownfish. In addition to its indoor and outdoor exhibits right on the banks of the Peconic River, the aquarium delights guests with aquatic adventures such as snorkeling or receiving a photo op and kiss from loveable sea lion Java, who still dreams of one day being turned into a beautiful princess.

431 E Main St
Riverhead,
NY
US

The Long Island Science Center seeks to promote the knowledge and love of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology in people of all ages. They adopt a “learning by doing” philosophy, which results in myriad interactive exhibits that explore subjects such as volcanoes, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the planets, and crime scenes. The museum also holds regular special and seasonal events, as well as special programs for school groups.

11 W Main St
Riverhead,
NY
US

Over 13 yearsin Street in Islip Hamlet. Spurred by the desire to present handcrafted items, overwhelmingly American-made, in an inspired enviornment based on the caves in Spain. As soon as you step inside the door you will realize this is not your typical South Shore frame shop, or Crafts gallery. Come and lose yourself.

541 Main St
Islip,
NY
US

Named a top gallery in the nation for retail excellence in growth by Décor Magazine in 2005, LaMantia Gallery offers a variety of original artwork alongside professional picture framing. Protect and preserve fine art, posters, and Styx concert memorabilia inside custom frames and shadow boxes (typically starting at $125). With professionally contained artwork and mementoes, memories are deep-frozen for easily microwaved reminiscenses.

127 Main St
Northport,
NY
US