With the weather warming up as the days pass, it seems like more and more people want to do more activities throughout the week. With spring beginning, people long to explore the island once again.
There are many activities to do throughout the spring with the warm weather beginning to kick up, flowers blossoming, and windows down type weather. With various paid attractions and free attractions around Long Island, exciting adventures can be found just about anywhere.
1. Montauk Lighthouse Museum
One of the most well-known free attractions on Long Island is the Montauk lighthouse Museum. It is the oldest lighthouse in the state of New York, built in 1796 under President George Washington. The lighthouse’s primary purpose is to serve as a navigation aid.
People can visit the lighthouse almost entirely free without including the parking ticket, which is about eight dollars from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visiting the lighthouse is like traveling back to the past, seeing a piece of history. (Here would be a good place to write a few sentences about what’s in the museum.)
Visitors can go into the Lighthouse for a fee of $13 dollars for adults and five dollars for children under five.
2. Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
If you’re fond of learning about space, one of the most exciting activities on Long Island is visiting the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium located in Centerport. In 2013, the planetarium reopened after reconstruction and updates making it one of the most technologically advanced planetariums in the United States.
Tickets start at $16 dollars for adults, $15 dollars for students and seniors and $13 dollars for children 12 and under. With each ticket, people have access to planetarium shows throughout the day. People also have access to the Vanderbilt Mansion and Marine Museum.
The planetarium has various shows on different days that suit the needs of different age demographics. Check out their website to see what day is best for you.
3. State Parks and Beaches
Walking through nature can be one of the best parts of living on Long Island. There are various state parks and beaches one can go to. Going on walks has tremendous health benefits, but it also helps improve mental health.
With the several trails and parks Long Island has to offer there is never a dull moment on the island.
4. Long Island Aquarium
If you want to check out sea life, going to the Riverhead Aquarium might be your best bet. The Long Island Aquarium has one of the largest coral displays in the Western Hemisphere. The Riverhead aquarium also has a 20,000-gallon coral reef display tank.
The aquarium has many attractions to offer; they have everything from sea life and Amazon Rainforest exhibits to Amphibian and bug exhibits. The aquarium also provides a shark diving experience for an extra fee.
The admission price is $42.99 for adults, $29.99 for children between the ages of 3-12, and $31.99 for seniors. Children under the age of two go in for free.
Long Island is filled with extraordinary adventures and activities to do year-round, but with warmer weather on the horizon, Long Islanders can look forward to getting back outside and enjoying more of what the island has to offer.