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Best Rate Guarantee will assure that you’ll always get the best rate available when you book directly with The Garden City hotel.

1. Make a reservation through one of the following official website for The Garden City Hotel or The Garden City call center.

2. If within 24 hours of making your reservation, you find a qualifying lower price for the same room type, reservation dates and terms and conditions for the booking, we’ll match the rate and give you an additional 15% off the room rate for each night of your stay.
You must contact 877-549-0400 to have your request verified.

Long Island

Get To Know Garden City
Long Island Things To Do

The longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island stretches more than 100 miles east from New York Harbor to Montauk Point and comprises four counties. Storied and historic, it is home to both spectacular Gilded Age estates built by industrialists at the end of the 19th century and, at the East End, the affluent villages and hamlets of The Hamptons. Located 18 miles from Manhattan, Garden City was founded in 1869 by Alexander Turney Stewart, a millionaire Irishman who opened the original Garden City Hotel just five years later. In 1927, Garden City made headlines as the departure point for Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo transatlantic flight.

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Shopping
Roosevelt Field Mall
2.2 mi. | 630 Old Country Rd, Garden City | (516) 742-8000
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Every high-end department store the sophisticated shopper expects, plus over 250 specialty stores. Fast casual dining offers vegetarian and kosher choices. Wide variety of sit-down dining options as well. An eight-screen movie theater to entertain non-shoppers.

The Gallery at Westbury Plaza
3.2 mi | 900 Old Country Rd, Garden City
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The Gallery manages to feel posh without pretentiousness. Excellent selection of stores in a multi-level outdoor-mall setting. Great place to window shop, or sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and people watch.

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Top Attractions
Cradle of Aviation Museum
2.8 mi. | Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City | (516) 572-4111
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Featuring more than 75 air and space craft in eight exhibit galleries, this aerospace museum commemorates Long Island's important role in the history of aviation, including Charles Lindbergh's historic solo flight from Roosevelt Field to Paris in 1927.

Long Island Children's Museum
2.6 mi. | 11 Davis Ave, Garden City | (516) 224-5800
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This hands-on museum offers 14 interactive exhibits and daily activities for children three and up, or anyone who hasn’t forgotten how to have fun. Live theater, art spaces, and an on-site cafeteria give families an opportunity to rest and regroup.

Jones Beach State Park
14.6 mi. | 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh | (516) 785-1600
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With its boardwalk and six miles of beach, this quirky park is known as a world-class swimming destination. The park’s design is themed as an ocean liner. Shuffleboard, miniature golf, and the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center make for a fantastic day.

Belmont Race Track
5.5 mi | 2150 Hempstead Tpk, Elmont | (718) 641-4700
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Legendary home of the third leg of the Triple Crown, Belmont’s history draws as many visitors as the horses. Many opportunities to enjoy food or drinks while socializing, sitting under the trees, or listening to a concert. You don’t need to be a handicapper to enjoy Belmont.

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Entertainment
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
3.7 mi. | 1255 Hempstead Tpk, Uniondale | (516) 231-4848
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This recently-renovated indoor arena hosts an incredible variety of concerts, exhibitions, sports events, and trade shows. Basketball fans take note: the Brooklyn Nets’ NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, call this arena home.

Nunley’s Carousel
2.7 mi. | Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Museum Row | (516) 572-4066
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A spectacularly elaborate carousel dating from 1912, complete with brass rings for riders to grab. Snag a ring of the correct color and get a free ride! Colorful, lively entertainment for young and old alike. Popular birthday party venue.

Muse Paintbar
0.5 mi. | 837 Franklin Ave, Garden City | (516) 874-3500
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Snack, drink, and paint a portrait in a casual group setting. Well-organized and easy to follow along with your instructor. An evening spent at Muse is an excellent alternative to just dinner at a restaurant.

Lego Store
Inside Roosevelt Field
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Although this is a store inside the mall, it’s a destination in and of its own. If you have a Lego enthusiast, a visit here is a must. Kids can choose a building set or design their own from the Build Wall, or join in the monthly FREE Mini Model Build. There are specials and events offered for kids and adults, so check the calendar for registration information.

Garden City Bird Sanctuary
181 Tanners Pond Road
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Bring your binoculars for bird sightings here. Located on seven acres along Nassau County’s Stormwater Storage Basin, this nature preserve serves as a refuge and feeding ground for local and migrating birds. Open on weekends from April through the end of October, visitors have a good chance of seeing and hearing the songbirds that use the preserve as a home. The bird sanctuary is FREE to enter, but visitors are encouraged to make a cash donation or contribute bird seed.

Garden City Public Library
60 Seventh Street
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For a relaxing way to spend a few hours, stop into the Garden City Public Library. Enjoy a book or one of the many periodicals in a comfy chair and let the kids explore the children’s room. With its colorful mural featuring recognizable book characters, this child-friendly space invites kids to read on their own or discover new favorites as a family. This library offers adults and children’s programs to cardholders as well as occasional drop-in storytimes and events all can enjoy.

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Art
Old Westbury Gardens
5.6 mi. | 71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury | (516) 333-0048
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A magnificent Charles II-style mansion tucked away in 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, forest, ponds and lakes. Featuring fine English antiques and art from the decades the Phipps family were in residence.

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