This Spring Explore Everything the Gold Coast Has to Offer

From museums to a day on the water, these North Shore gems can't be missed

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Nassau County Museum of Art

From mid March through early July, explore “That 80s Show”—a take on the extravagant eighties as envisioned by Eric Fischl. The exhibit will revisit one of the most dynamic eras in American art history. Music and literary programs will also be offered to complement the exhibitions. And don’t forget to explore the museum’s unique outdoor sculptures and beautiful nature trails.


Del Vino Vineyards 

Long Island’s East End may be famous for its wine country, but there’s no need to drive all the way out to the forks to enjoy a tasting. Del Vino Vineyards is conveniently located in Northport, and offers extraordinary scenery, a sense of serenity and seclusion, and a providential climate for wine. Enjoy a bottle of Pinot Grigio (or sip on their refreshing frose, now available). The vineyard also offers beers on tap and a wonderful menu of small plates. 


Sagamore Hill

Explore the Oyster Bay “Summer White House” of former President Theodore Roosevelt. Visitors can take a tour, learn about Roosevelt’s history of environmental activism and observe all of the magnificent scenery the site has to offer. Complete with salt marsh, meadows, forest, beach and nature trails, Sagamore Hill is a biodiverse area full of stunning views. Bring a picnic lunch and take in the beauty of Long Island's natural surroundings.


Oheka Castle 

One of Long Island’s most popular Gold Coast estates, Oheka Castle in Huntington is sought-after for many events. Its picturesque landscape and jaw-dropping architecture is worth the trip alone. But the estate is also a destination for couples or small groups. Take a tour, reserve a table at the restaurant or book a room for the perfect overnight stay. We think you’ll be quite comfortable waking up in this Gold Coast mansion and looking out over acres of lush green gardens. 


Port Washington Water Taxi 

We couldn’t think of a better way to explore the island than from the water. Kicking off on April 15, the Port Washington Water Taxi offers fun, informational tours of Manhasset Bay, a fun and inexpensive way to relax and get out on the harbor. Guests can bring their own picnic baskets since passengers are welcome to snack aboard the boat. And be sure to check back all season long on specialty tours.


Caumsett State Park 

Once the extravagant estate of department store heir Marshall Field III, Caumsett now stands as a New York State Historic Park Preserve. Today, visitors can enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, biking, hiking, observing the gardens, fishing, bird watching, horseback riding, and more. Most activities are available year-round. Caumsett also offers park events, from classes on how to make maple syrup, to classes on bird watching, and family scavenger hunts.