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Places on Long Island to Bring Visiting Family & Out-of-Towners

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Here are some great ideas of fun things you can do to keep you and your visiting out-of-towners busy!

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If your family and friends are still sticking around for a few days after the holidays, show them the ropes of the Island by bringing them to fun and iconic places on Long Island! There are tons of activities, events and festive happenings going on right now, and leading right up into the New Year. Show your family all of the great things Long Island has to offer! You can take them to go see a local theater production, visit The Big Duck in Flanders, take a ride through the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones Beach, and so much more!

Here are some great ideas of fun things you can do to keep you and your visiting out-of-towners busy!

Visit a Lighthouse! When you think of lighthouses, you think of Long Island! Long Island is home to many beautiful lighthouses so why not bring your family to visit one of the great ones, like the Fire Island Lighthouse or Montauk Point Lighthouse!

Take Them to go See the Jones Beach Holiday Lights Spectacular! Keep everyone in the holiday spirit by driving down the 2.5 mile trail full of bright and beautiful holiday light displays! The Holiday Lights Spectacular will be up now thru January 4th!

Go See The Big Duck! Everyone who visits Long Island should have the opportunity to see the Big Duck! It’s iconic and a nice, quirky piece of Long Island history that you can share!

Bring the Kids to Bayville Winter Wonderland! If some of your visitors include children, take them to one of the amusements on Long Island! Bayville Adventure Park transforms into a Winter Wonderland this time of year and is a great place for a full day of fun! Open 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. from December 26th – January 4th, only open until 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Go See a Show! Winter is the perfect time to sit in a nice warm theater and enjoy a live theater performance! Cirque Noel is playing at The Gateway Playhouse through December 28th, A Christmas Carol is playing at Theatre Three through December 27th, and many other performances are also taking place across Long Island.

Visit Museum Row! Spending the day learning and museum hopping on Museum Row in Garden City! The Cradle of Aviation, The Long Island’s Children’s Museum and The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center all reside right on Museum Row.

Get Up Close & Personal with Long Island Seals! Seal walks, hikes and cruises are very popular during this time of year, and provide a unique experience for patrons wanting to get a better look at local wildlife. Reserve your spot and enjoy a day seal watching!