10 Things to Do in Sea Cliff That You Shouldn't Miss

November 25, 2017 Enedina Augsburger

The Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff is a village located within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York. According to the United States 2010 Census, the village population was 4,995. The village is part of the North Shore School District.
Restaurants in Sea Cliff

1. Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603 +1 516-333-0048
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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.

2. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

20 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1807 +1 516-922-4788
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4.5 based on 393 reviews

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

A bully good historic attraction, not to be missed: the home of Theodore Roosevelt from 1902 to 1906, considered the "Summer White House," a beautiful 23-room Victorian mansion estate that also includes a 37-acre National Environmental Study Area of forest, tidal salt marsh and bay beach.

Reviewed By Dakneec - Peachtree City, Georgia

i have not been to Sagamore hill since i was a kid. Did not disappoint. Joe was an awesome tour guide. A genuine love for the topic and full of great stories. Every one in our group enjoyed the visit. A must do if in the area.

3. Nassau County Museum of Art

1 Museum Dr, Roslyn, NY 11576-1138 +1 516-484-9337
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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!

4. John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden

347 Oyster Bay Rd, Locust Valley, NY 11560-2303 +1 516-676-4486
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden

Reviewed By NervousNerd - New York

We visited in the rain - and it was especially wonderful. Almost on a par with the Asticou Azalea Garden in Seal Harbor, though more authentically japanese. One of the neglected treasures of Long Island - I hope rumors it might shut through lack of funding are unfounded - though it's too nice ever to be popular.

5. Sands Point Preserve

95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050-1218 +1 516-571-7900
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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. Morgan Memorial Park

Germaine Street, Glen Cove, NY +1 516-676-3766
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Morgan Memorial Park

Reviewed By cherchi10 - Hopkinton, New Hampshire

What is not great about Glen Cove? Morgan Park is one of the highlights. Beautiful waterfront park, concerts on the weekends in the summer, small swimming area, lovely promenade along Long Island Sound, picnic and grills, small playground on the water. Just a lovely time for a relaxing day.

7. Still Partners

225 Sea Cliff Ave, Sea Cliff, NY 11579-1231 +1 516-200-9229
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Still Partners

An old classic bar, revamped and serving up gastropub fare. 12 Beers on tap. Music on most Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays.

Reviewed By Tennisbag - Old Brookville, N.Y.

Stopped here for lunch after reading a review on the best burgers on Long Island. Burger was very good. good grade of beef tasty and prepared exactly the way I like it. Served with french fries which were crispy and not soggy like in other places. Would definitely go back for the burger. Not much atmosphere in the place rather dark and like an old bar.

8. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Northern Blvd, Greenvale, NY
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Reviewed By PAM_from_LINY - NY NY

We drove over 2 hours to come to Tilles Center for the Johnny Mathis concert. Because we had read about traffic snarl ups, we arrived. The parking attendants directing traffic, pointed and waved lit directionals this way and that, which confused many drivers. Once we found parking, we walked to the hall in the snow. Although the forecast called for about 6 inches, the walkways had not been salted or shoveled and the majority of the concert goers were older people. As we approached the front entrance, there was an imposing man calling out, "Females to the left, men to the right". I said to a woman next to me, "he's kidding, right?" She said she thought he was too but he told her to separate from her husband to go to the "females only" entrance. "I feel like this is a World War 2 movie," she said. I had been thinking the same thing but did not want to say that. One person asked the large man why he had to separate from his wife and the large man exclaimed, "Those are my orders, if you don't like it, sue me." Once inside the lobby, the men had metal detectors swept over them and the "females" had bags inspected. The steps going downstairs were slippery, a few seniors said they had slipped. Once inside the theatre the concert was thoroughly enjoyable, Johnny Mathis was wonderful. After the show, the "staff" told us we could not exit through doors marked as exits. There was a log jam of people exiting by climbing the stairs from the lobby. One person exited through doors a staffer told us not to go through. We discovered the exit lead directly to the parking lot, with fewer steps. There seem to be two exits out of the parking lot but most of the cars were directed to one. We went the opposite direction and got out fairly quickly. We have been to events at larger venues, Barclays Center comes to mind, and the staff is far more organized and polite at crowd control.

9. Can You Escape LI

44 Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY 11501-2954 +1 516-246-9939
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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!

10. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, NY 11771 +1 516-922-8600
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4.5 based on 247 reviews

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

The Olmsted brothers created this 400-acre arboretum, known for its camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.

Reviewed By Vinnie1973 - St. Petersburg, Florida

This is a great place for all. Our friends took us here on a day they were closed but it didn't matter; we could still walk through beautiful greenhouses and the grounds including a beautiful poinsettia area with Christmas tree sitting among tropical plants as well. We noticed too that there are activities for family and friends to enjoy; wagon rides, events for different holidays. I'd recommend anyone in this area to give Planting Fields a must see; you won't be dissapointed.

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