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

February 3, 2018 Timmy Ribble

Port Washington is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2010 Census, the community population was 15,846.
Restaurants in Port Washington

1. Sands Point Preserve

95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050-1218 +1 516-571-7900
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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

2. Nassau County Museum of Art

1 Museum Dr, Roslyn, NY 11576-1138 +1 516-484-9337
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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!

3. Morgan Memorial Park

Germaine Street, Glen Cove, NY +1 516-676-3766
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

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.

4. Can You Escape LI

44 Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY 11501-2954 +1 516-246-9939
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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!

5. Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603 +1 516-333-0048
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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.

6. Still Partners

225 Sea Cliff Ave, Sea Cliff, NY 11579-1231 +1 516-200-9229
Excellent
54%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

7. Great Neck Steppingstone Park

38 Stepping Stone Ln, Great Neck, NY 11024-1314 +1 516-487-9228
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

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.

8. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Northern Blvd, Greenvale, NY
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

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. Port Washington Water Taxi

Port Washington Town Dock, Port Washington, NY 11050 +1 516-455-0411
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

Port Washington Water Taxi

Reviewed By pmhigs53 - Port Washington, New York

This was a fun and relaxing cruise on Manhasset Bay and the Long Island Sound, with the knowledgeable Captain Mac and his first mate regaling us with stories of the sights we passed along the way. We were given a nice close up view of Execution Rock Lighthouse, and plenty of time to take pictures. We chose the 6 pm tour and the sunset from the water was fabulous!

10. Roslyn Pond Park

Main St and Paper Mill Rd, Roslyn, NY 11576
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Roslyn Pond Park

Reviewed By richardbL6837CD - Glen Head, New York

If you are looking for a place to sit and relax this is the place. Walk or drive your car there and sit in the sun or shade and watch the day go by. Bring a lunch and you have a perfect day.

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