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Garden City, NY

Travel Guide
Cradle of Aviation Museum

From its early origins as a planned community to today’s situation as a lovely escape from New York City, this city has continuing appeal.

In 1869, Alexander Turney Stewart began establishing Garden City, a planned residential community on Hempstead Plains. Visit today to see how this small city has maintained and expanded the wide streets, beautiful green spaces and welcoming atmosphere that Stewart envisioned.

Stewart’s widow built the Cathedral of the Incarnation in 1876 in her husband’s memory. View this Episcopalian cathedral along with the Bishop’s Residence and the Mercer School of Theology on a lovely grassy oasis in Garden City. Marvel at the church’s tall steeple and go inside to see beautiful stained-glass windows. Listen to the cathedral choirs, one with boys and girls singing soprano while adult men sing other alto, tenor and bass. Women participate in the separate Schola Cantorum.

One of the region’s highlights is the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Step inside this giant glass building to see 75 air and space craft and learn about Long Island’s important contributions to the development of modern air travel. Just outside the museum, ride on the restored 1912 Nunley’s Carousel.

The aviation museum is one of several museums on Nassau County’s Museum Row. Bring your young kids to enjoy a day at Long Island Children’s Museum. Watch them learn and play in the site’s 14 interactive exhibits, which might involve puppetry, finger painting or theater. The Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center also uses hands-on exhibits to provide engaging information about firefighting in the community and fire safety in your home.

Garden City Public Library has book discussions, toddler story time, music and all kinds of events for adults and children, from lectures to Lego club. Go to Roosevelt Field for shopping in its more than 250 stores, watching a movie or dining in restaurants and cafés.

Reach Garden City by car or train in about 1 hour from Manhattan. Visit some of the other towns along the shores of Long Island for famous beaches and more sites from America’s early history.

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Garden City
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Garden City
2.5 out of 5
821 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY
The price is ¥15,539 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Long Island Children's Museum and Roosevelt Field Mall. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum ...
3.9/5Very Good! (977 reviews)
"The hotel was clean enough. Not much of a view, but that is expected in the area. The bed and pillows weren’t very comfortable, but it didn’t keep me awake. The other guests were quiet. There was an included basic breakfast. The hotel is best to shopping and restaurants. Our overall stay was ..."

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Garden City
Hyatt Place Garden City
Hyatt Place Garden City
3 out of 5
5 North Ave, Garden City, NY
The price is ¥21,846 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Roosevelt Field Mall, Long Island Children's Museum, and Nassau County Firefighters ...
4.3/5Excellent! (959 reviews)
"Everything was neat and tidy, I did not even need to ask for anything extra. Breakfast was provided and the staff was very helpful and friendly!"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Hyatt Place Garden City
The Garden City Hotel
The Garden City Hotel
4 out of 5
45 7th St, Garden City, NY
The price is ¥29,704 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
This family-friendly Garden City hotel is located in the suburbs, within 3 mi (5 km) of Cathedral of the Incarnation, Roosevelt Field Mall and Hofstra University. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Everything went fast"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

The Garden City Hotel
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