Top 10 Things to do in Great Neck, United States

August 5, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Great Neck is a region on Long Island, New York, that covers a peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island, comprising 9 villages, including the villages of Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, a number of unincorporated areas, as well as an area south of the peninsula near Lake Success and the border territory of Queens. The incorporated village of Great Neck had a population of 9,989 at the 2010 census,Great Neck is one of he most wealthy towns while the larger Great Neck area comprises a residential community of some 40,000 people in nine villages and hamlets in the town of North Hempstead, of which Great Neck is the northwestern quadrant. Great Neck has five ZIP Codes (11020–11024), united by a park district and one school district.
Restaurants in Great Neck

1. Queens County Farm Museum

7350 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, NY 11004-1129 +1 718-347-3276
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 106 reviews

Queens County Farm Museum

New York's oldest working farm was saved by local residents and is now a city and national landmark.

Reviewed By Andrew K - Jersey City, New Jersey

My wife and I have accompanied our son and daughter-in-law, and 1 1/2-year-old grandson here now twice, for a Pow-Wow and for child-centered event. Parking charge each time: $40 (!) based on number of adults in the car and age of child. At the Pow-Wow, there were plenty of food and merchandise stalls and free entertainment -- a great time was had by all. At the childrens' event, we were surprised that most attractions were extra-charge -- like $4 for one time around the pony ride, which took about two minutes. My wife and I skipped the petting zoo, too, because of the extra charges, and, with my bad back, there was nowhere nearby to sit. Picnic tables in a couple of specific spots near food trucks were all filled. No benches, at all, anywhere in the park, and not a lot of shady areas -- it's a farm, after all. So, great for the kids, not so great for grandparents.

2. Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603 +1 516-333-0048
Excellent
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4.5 based on 375 reviews

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps. Opened to the public in 1959 with the mission of preserving a part of Long Island’s heritage, Old Westbury Gardens is an extraordinary example of a gracious era. Built in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, Westbury House is a magnificent country house reflecting English architecture of the late 1600s and early 1700s The house is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts and remains virtually intact from the more than 50 years of the family’s residence. The estate includes over 70 acres of landscaped formal and informal gardens. An additional 160 acres of fields and woodlands surround the estate.

Reviewed By P B - New York City, New York

No matter what time of year you visit this historic home and gardens, it leaves an impression. During this holiday season, the home is decorated with beautiful vintage decorations. There is an area to take pictures with Santa, as well as, a place to have refreshments. While walking through the home you could hear a pianist playing in the background. The snow covered grounds add to the setting.

3. Alley Pond Environmental Center

22806 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY 11362-1096 +1 718-229-4000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Alley Pond Environmental Center

A great place for kids where toddlers get hands-on experience with various animals and discover nature trails.

Reviewed By abuben

I have been here twice. On Northern Blvd, it is easy to find, and the parking lot is spacious. The first time my son and I went there after we dined at Mizumi, a Japanese buffet restaurant, across the street. We played mini-golf ($5 for kids and $6.5 for adults) and then learned how to hit the ball, whose price was rather reasonable. Today we went there for a special event catering to Chinese. It was said that the Korean owner wanted to attract more Chinese. They provided free lesson and even free drinks and Korean snacks. Many people showed up. One Taiwanese professional golfer taught the basics. It was a good overview. We then learned how to putt and how to hit. My entire family had found it very helpful and enjoyable. We were told that this place would be under renovation for about half a year. We will return.

4. Nassau County Museum of Art

1 Museum Dr, Roslyn, NY 11576-1138 +1 516-484-9337
Excellent
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Nassau County Museum of Art

Reviewed By bb_mccaw - New York City

This museum is in the mansion of a former Long Island Gold Coast estatea and across the surrounding grounds. It changes exhibits several times a year, and features significant artwork in almost any media of important artists of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. It is always worth a visit, and the caliber of the work rivals the major museums in Manhattan, albeit on a smaller scale!

5. Sands Point Preserve

95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050-1218 +1 516-571-7900
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 130 reviews

Sands Point Preserve

Reviewed By Ezra B - New York City, New York

The Sands Point Preserve is a very nice nature park with trails, cliffs, beaches and great views. This is a place to free your mind from the hustle of city life and embrace the beauty of mother nature. The first iconic structure upon your visit is the Castle Gould, which was made from Onondaga Limestone that contains thousands of fossils.

I saw up to eight trails, although the map says six trails. I would recommend walking or taking a rugged bike with athletic gear. The trails are well organized, clean and well posted. There are private residences to the east, and the Hempstead House to the north west, which was holding a beautiful wedding on the day and time we visited. The park allows parking, camping and places in the woods to meditate, as we saw one gentleman doing.

Visited 10/7/17

6. Fort Totten

Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, NY 11359
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 59 reviews

Fort Totten

Reviewed By AsISeeThem - New York

I've been here twice in the past week and really enjoyed walking around looking at the old buildings. Unfortunately, some of the old buildings didn't receive any upkeep and are collapsing.

There are softball & soccer fields, people jogging. I didn't see any dogs, don't know if they're prohibited.

All in all, a good place to stroll around, have a picnic or sit on a bench and look out over the water.

7. Can You Escape LI

44 Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY 11501-2954 +1 516-246-9939
Excellent
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Good
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5 based on 226 reviews

Can You Escape LI

You and your team get locked in a fully themed room. The clock starts as soon as you enter. You have 60 heart pounding minutes to solve the puzzles, find the clues, and get out. You need to think outside of the box and think fast. Can You Escape? Many will try, few will succeed.

Reviewed By Tracy P

Karli was amazing as a game master. Staff was super friendly and encouraging as usual. Second time going and I can't say enough good things about this establishment. It is a MUST if you are in the area!

8. US Open

Flushing Meadow Corona Park, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, NY 11368 +1 718-760-6363
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

US Open

Each year in the week before and after Labor Day, all eyes in the tennis world are on the USA for the prestigious US Open tournament. The last of the four major international events in professional tennis, the stakes are high, particularly if any home court players or teams are closing in on a 'Grand Slam' win at all four events. Ticket prices run up into the thousands for the most coveted seats, but for a die-hard fan, it is worth it for the chance to see the top athletes in the sport up close.

Reviewed By Reyanne S

No Roger Federer but had a wonderful time. Staff were helpful, beautiful grounds and lots to see and explore.
Merchandise were limited as most sold out before...
Transport to and from was easy with the subway! Good food and drinks!
I'll be back in 2018 to see Roger!

9. Great Neck Steppingstone Park

38 Stepping Stone Ln, Great Neck, NY 11024-1314 +1 516-487-9228
Excellent
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Good
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Poor
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Great Neck Steppingstone Park

Reviewed By Lynne M - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Lived in the Kings Point area 24years ago and enjoyed visiting the park (am pretty sure we did not need a pass then). Very. Very disappointed to see you need a pass now. Looked like a lovely place through the tall fence to keep the riff raft out ☹️ really puts a person of visiting an area when you can not access green space especially when it is the only green space on the water in the area. I guess next time I visit the area I will spend my tourist dollars outside of Great Neck.

10. Village Park

Vanderbilt Drive, Lake Success, NY 11020 +1 516-482-4411
Excellent
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4 based on 1 reviews

Village Park

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

It was a nice park near the courthouse. Plenty of grassy area, and a playground and sports area as well. It was well maintained and clean, and a decent place to relax before your court time.

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