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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.

The Garden City Hotel
The Garden City Hotel
4 out of 5
45 7th St, Garden City, NY
The price is ¥24,505 per night from May 17 to May 17
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! (985 reviews)
"Nice hotel but not worth the cost. The bed was too soft and the blanket was extremely thin - no bedspread or comforter. I like the air cool while I sleep but usually have a cozy blanket to keep my body warm. There was a thin cotton thermal blanket we added on but it was still not enough for my liking. ..."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

The Garden City Hotel
Hyatt Place Garden City
Hyatt Place Garden City
3 out of 5
5 North Ave, Garden City, NY
The price is ¥14,779 per night from May 31 to May 31
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)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Hyatt Place Garden City
Residence Inn Long Island Garden City
Residence Inn Long Island Garden City
3 out of 5
700 GARDEN CITY PLAZA, Garden City, NY
The price is ¥20,667 per night from May 31 to May 31
Situated in Garden City, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Roosevelt Field Mall, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and Hofstra University. Long Island Children's ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (72 reviews)
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Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Residence Inn Long Island Garden City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
1234 Broadway Avenue
1234 Broadway Avenue
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥4,265 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. Macy's and Madison Square Garden are also within 10 minutes. ...
2.7/5 (398 reviews)
"Its a very busy place, but once my family & I was in the room it was comfortable & cozy, we really enjoyed the stay. Security was really helpful as well. Thank You."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

1234 Broadway Avenue
Hidden Gem/w Private Balcony & Yard 15minjfk
Hidden Gem/w Private Balcony & Yard 15minjfk
Valley Stream, NY
Situated in Valley Stream, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Green Acres Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fun Station USA and The Ohel. St. Agnes ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Repeat customer
"Second stay. Would stay again when visiting the area."

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Hidden Gem/w Private Balcony & Yard 15minjfk
The Triple Take
The Triple Take
Uniondale, NY
Situated by the sea, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Hofstra University, and Roosevelt Field Mall. Nassau County ...
The Triple Take
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Feb 8, 2020

Beautiful!

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 8, 2020

Another good thing was the hotel have a free parking

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 29, 2020

Roosevelt field mall great shops and incredible sales. Seasons 52 restuarant very good food and service.

4/5 - Good

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Dec 30, 2019

My stay was short but the location to the venue I visited and the shopping in the area was excellent. I was able to find adequate parking when I arrived late.

5/5 - Excellent

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Dec 28, 2019

Safe, quiet town.

4/5 - Good

Amanda

Dec 25, 2019

Like the area but the hotel are a bit pricey an some staff disrectfull an

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