If you're a resident of Long Island, looking at your community through the eyes of a tourist can help you rediscover or make a first trip to many interesting local destinations. You won't need to worry about traveling far or spending a lot of money, and if you'd like to make a return trip, they're within an easy drive.
Our real estate agents suggest exploring the following destinations to take a look at Long Island through a tourist's eyes:
- Old Westbury Gardens – 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury, NY 11568
Old Westbury Gardens and the estate of the same name, located near Old Westbury homes for sale, make you feel as though you've stepped into the pages of The Great Gatsby. The gorgeous grounds consist of 160 acres of lawns, wooded paths, beautiful gardens, water fountains, ponds, and lakes, and you'll frequently find events such as festivals hosted in the gardens. The estate, a 44-room English manor house, was built by financier John Phipps in 1906 and is also available to tour.
- Oheka Castle – 135 W. Gate Dr., Huntington, NY 11743
Oheka Castle, located near Huntington homes for sale, is situated on the highest point of Long Island. Built in 1919 by financier and philanthropist Otto Herman Kahn, the home was the second-largest private residence in the U.S. Today you can treat yourself to a staycation in one of the castle's 32 guest rooms and feel like royalty as you enjoy its luxurious setting, which includes tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, and a formal French garden.
- Nassau County Museum of Art – 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576
The Nassau County Museum of Art is home to many permanent and rotating exhibits. Ranked among the country's largest and most important suburban art galleries, it's located near Roslyn Harbor homes for sale. Stop in to see works by famous artists such as Auguste Rodin and Roy Lichtenstein and consider scheduling your visit so you can attend an art class or workshop. You can also explore some of the museum's 145-acre grounds, which include a sculpture garden, arboretum and trails, and a formal garden.
- Sagamore Hill National Historic Site – 20 Sagamore Hill Rd., Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Sagamore Hill, located near Oyster Bay homes for sale, was the home of Theodore Roosevelt from 1902 to 1906. Known as the "Summer White House," this 23-room Victorian mansion estate is situated on acres of beautiful natural surroundings. Take time to explore the areas of forest, tidal salt marsh, and a quiet section of beach along the Long Island Sound when you stop by to see the mansion and its grounds.
- Captree State Park – 3500 E. Ocean Parkway, Babylon, NY 11702
Take a stroll on the boardwalk on Captree State Park, located on Jones Island and convenient to Babylon homes for sale. It's home to Long Island's largest public fishing fleet, so take a relaxing trip or charter a boat to go scuba diving. You can also fish from the pier, have a picnic at The Overlook with views of Fire Island and its lighthouse, or enjoy a snack from a stand or a meal from a full-service restaurant.
Contact us to see Long Island homes for sale and to learn more about the area. It offers residents, as well as tourists, plenty to do and see and makes a wonderful community to call home.