What to do and see in Huntington, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 25, 2017 Jana Sager

The Town of Huntington is one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Founded in 1653, it is located on the north shore of Long Island in northwestern Suffolk County, with Long Island Sound to its north and Nassau County adjacent to the west. Huntington is part of the New York metropolitan area. As of the United States 2010 Census, the town population was 203,264.
Restaurants in Huntington

1. Caumsett State Park

25 Lloyd Harbor Rd, Huntington, NY 11743-9706 +1 631-423-1770
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4.5 based on 160 reviews

Caumsett State Park

Reviewed By coderite - syosset

Great park for a 4-mile round trip walk. Great scenery and view of the LI Sound. Many bike riders. Mostly paved trails, but a lot of off-road trails available. When we went for the walk, there were no houses to tour and all were closed to the public. Only a few restrooms; bring your water and refreshments. Trails had some benches to rest.

2. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

20 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1807 +1 516-922-4788
Excellent
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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. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

1660 New York 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington, NY 11724 +1 516-692-6768
Excellent
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4 based on 56 reviews

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Reviewed By Alore85 - Long Island, New York

My sister and I brought my two sons to the Hatchery during Mid-Winter Recess for a snow making activity. The event space was very small and crowded. Luckily, my sons really weren't interested in the event and were more than happy to walk around the trout tanks outside and feed the fish. (Fish food is $4 for a bucket, but there are quarter machines to buy food as well.) They also enjoyed the baby turtles.

The facility itself is not very big and all of it can be done within an hour or hour and a half. They do have a pond where you can fish, however it is only open on weekends. They also advertise for many special events throughout the year. We are definitely looking forward to going back when the weather is nicer and trying out luck with more special events in the future.

4. John W. Engeman Theater

250 Main St, Northport, NY 11768-1740 +1 631-261-2900
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4.5 based on 235 reviews

John W. Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island's only year-round professional theater, casting its actors directly from the Broadway talent pool. Featuring stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and The Green Room Lounge.

Reviewed By EileenO727 - Huntington, New York

It is usually said that locals don't know what is in their own backyard, e.g., New Yorkers who never have visited the Statue of Liberty, but I consider myself a lucky local to have discovered this excellent theatre and show venue right in my own backyard!
Though the theatre has been in existence for several years, only within the last four or five have I subscribed to the season's offerings.
And, boy, am I glad I did! EVERYTHING I have seen there rises to the level of anything that could be on Broadway! Actors Equity caliber entertainers come out from NYC to perform. It is a stellar cast, usually, performing in well-rehearsed and choreographed productions.
The theatre itself is a posh outpost, with a full bar in the lobby and cushy lobby seating. It has "Professional" written all over it and is polished to a fare-thee-well by the attentive and accomodating staff.
No matter what is playing there, rest assured that you will not walk away disappointed!

5. Vanderbilt Museum

180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY 11721-1145 +1 631-854-5579
Excellent
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4.5 based on 181 reviews

Vanderbilt Museum

The Vanderbilt Museum is located on the 43-acre waterfront estate of William K. Vanderbilt II, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. His “Eagle’s Nest” mansion is itself a museum that preserves a privileged way of life from America’s Jazz Age through the Great Depression, made possible by the family’s railroad fortune. In ocean-going yachts, Vanderbilt circumnavigated the globe in the 1920s and 1930s. He brought back thousands of marine, animal, insect and bird specimens and cultural artifacts that form a second museum of notable cultural, educational and historic value. The state-of-the-art Reichert Planetarium, with its 60-foot dome and theater, is the largest astronomical facility on Long Island. Throughout the year, the Museum offers intriguing programs for all ages, which are based on the animal habitats, large marine and natural-history collections, the mansion and Vanderbilt family history, and include extraordinary celestial shows on the planetarium dome.

Reviewed By nygrainbread - Southampton, New York

Visited this evening at the 10pm Pink Floyd Laser Light show. IT wasn't crowded. Affordable and a delightful evening out. There were many young people and adults. The place has a wonderful gift shop for the upcoming Christmas season. The process are phenomenal. The light show was good, the amount of noise was just right and the seating was perfect. A must try on this hidden little road overlooking the Long Island Sound... you can see Connecticut form here. If you are disabled they have a buggy that the security people will transport you by. Go ahead check this place out! WE LOVED it

6. Walt Whitman Birthplace

246 Old Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746-4148 +1 631-427-5240
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Walt Whitman Birthplace

In 1819, Walt Whitman was born at a farmhouse in West Hills built by his father circa 1810. The Birthplace was restored in 2001 and it is a fine example of native Long Island craftsmanship.

Reviewed By MIZT13 - Long Island, New York

Another local gem just stashed behind Rte 110 that you'd pass daily, as I did for 1.5 years when I went to college down the road 25 yrs ago.......Again, nice to see very young docents working there. The one that gave my tour wants to be a curator at a grand museum one day, I wish him luck as he seemed passionate about this little historical home.

7. The Paramount

370 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743-3316 +1 631-673-7300
Excellent
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4 based on 258 reviews

The Paramount

A venue like no other.

Reviewed By TripEnthusiast2 - East Hills, New York

I went to see Squeeze at The Paramount earlier this month. It is a smallish venue in the very cute Huntington Village. The floor "seats" are general admission, and these folks have the best view of the stage, but they're standing for the entire show. There's a bar on that level. There is also a level where you can purchase assigned seats. Further up is the Sky Bar, which is the cheapest section, without assigned seats. There are bar stools, however, and the view is still good. We had seats in the Sky Bar, and they were fine. For the next show I'm seeing at The Paramount, we've purchased seats. Really like this venue!

8. JK Kayak & Sup

130 Harbor Rd, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington, NY 11724-1504
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5 based on 19 reviews

JK Kayak & Sup

JK Kayak is the premier Kayak and Stand-up Paddleboard Company on Long Island. We are a mobile company servicing several put-in locations on Long Island. Our services include guided tours, rentals, instruction, summer camps and sales. Our instructors are ACA certified and experienced in all techniques in both Kayaking and SUP. No experience is needed to have a great time! All equipment is included! See us on the TLC hit series "The Long Island Medium" with Theresa Caputo!

Reviewed By Patricia M

I did the 2 hour Cold Spring Harbor kayak tour. The staff was very helpful, explaining everything before we hit the water. They made everyone feel at ease. Once out in the harbor Joe was a great guide, pointing out landmarks as well as the...MoreThanks for the kind words! We really appreciate letting us know we are doing a good job and that you had a peaceful and relaxing trip. That's all we could ask for so thanks again. See you soon!

9. Coindre Hall

Browns Road, Huntington Station, NY 11743 +1 631-854-4410
Excellent
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4 based on 22 reviews

Coindre Hall

Reviewed By Susie M - New York City, New York

This is a beautiful location with a great view. Only problem is there are groups of unleashed dogs running the place. Their owners are sitting at the top of the hill, while their dogs run wildly about, possible biting your young child, your dog (on a leash) or even you. The Town does nothing about this so you are on your own! PS- watch out for the poop you will step in!!

10. CryptIQ Inc.

256 Main St, Suite 1205, Northport, NY 11768-1733 +1 631-651-2622
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5 based on 38 reviews

CryptIQ Inc.

Part scavenger hunt, part race, part mystery game, players race against the clock to find clues, uncover hidden messages and themes, and solve riddles and logic puzzles with the goal of unlocking the room door within a frenzied 60 minutes.

Reviewed By Mark S - Long Island, New York

We visited Cryptique this past Friday, two couples and our four teenage daughters. This was our first room escape experience, and we didn’t really know what to expect. This is where Kelly Clark, the owner, stepped in and provided all of the necessary answers to get us started.
I cannot adequately express how impressed I was with how intricately planned the experience was! The amount of thought that went into Grandma’s Basement is incredible. Even though we didn’t escape, there were countless little puzzle solving victories that made us feel proud of ourselves and of our team. At the end, Kelly came in to show us how tantalizingly close we came to escaping, and afterward, we had a great time recounting all of the “woulda/coulda/shouldas” at dinner in Northport Village.
Kelly was a fabulous host, and her passion for her work is obvious. This is a “can’t miss” experience!
Cryptique, our first experience has taught us a lot, and we will be back to attempt our next escape!

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