101 Family Day Trips on Long Island | Kids Out and About Long Island

101 Family Day Trips on Long Island

**COVID UPDATE: Maybe you've had to cancel that big vacation you've planned. Or you just want to dream up all the fun outings that the future holds for you and your family. One place to get started is our big list of day trips. Now, not every place will be open or operating quite as it usually does, but it's a quick link over to learn the details directly from the destination.

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from Long Island. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Avalon Park & Preserve
Belmont Lake State Park
Bethpage State Park
Blydenburgh County Park
Brookside Preserve
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve

 

Time Travel Today

  William Floyd House
Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
Southampton Historical Museum
Southold Indian Museum

 

Make Life a Beach

West Meadows Beach
Rogers Beach
Eugene Nickerson Beach Park
Orient Beach State Park
Foster Memorial Town Beach

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

Splish Splash Water Park
Shipwreck Cove Spray Park
Centereach Pool
Phelps Lane Pool
Tanner Park
Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

 

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

Children's Museum of the East End
Islip Art Museum
Asia Society and Museum
African American Museum and Center for Applied Art

 

Explore These Cities

  Long Beach, New York
Oyster Bay, New York
New York City, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  Railroad Museum of Long Island
Long Island Maritime Museum
Montauk Point Light 
American Airpower Museum
DISCOVERY WETLANDS CRUISE
The Marine Museum
East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation
Cradle of Aviation Museum

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

  Hallockville Museum Farm
Lewin Farms
May's Farm
Windy Acres Farm
Patty's Berries and Bunches
Seven Ponds Orchard
Wickham's Fruit Farm

 

Play Ball!

  Long Island Ducks
Long Island Nets
Long Island Rough Riders
New York Lizards
New York Mets
New York Yankees
New York Cosmos

 

Treat Yo' Self

Five Pennies Creamery
Coyle's Ice Cream
McNulty Ice Cream Parlor
  Snowflake Ice Cream
Hicksville Sweet Shop
Itgen's Ice Cream Parlour
Chocolate Works
Sweeties Candy Cottage
The Candy Shop
Emile's Candies
Ice Cream Cottage
Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen

 

Connect with Nature

South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center
South Shore Nature Center
  Sweetbriar Nature Center
Bailey Arboretum
Jones Beach Nature Center

 

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Tiki Action Park
Country Fair Entertainment
Adventureland
Bayville Adventure Park

 

Talk to the Animals

  The Animal Farm Petting Zoo
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Long Island Aquarium
Bronx Zoo

 

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  Vanderbilt Museum
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization Education & Cultural Center
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
The Ukrainian Museum
The Jewish Museum

 

Let's Go Chasing Waterfalls

New Croton Dam Falls
Indian Brook Falls
  Fawn's Leap Falls

 

Get Active Indoors

  Bounce U
Air Trampoline Sports
Active Kidz Long Island
Fun Station USA
Bouncers and Slydos
Dreamnastics
Brooklyn Boulders

 

Challenge Yourself

  ARTrageous
Dinni's Art Studio
Haven Art Studio
Island Pottery and Studio

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  Roosevelt Field
Walt Whitman Mall
Westfield Sunrise
Smith Haven Mall

 

 

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!


Most of these destinations are within an hour from downtown Atlanta. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away