Top 10 Most Entertaining Places on Long Island

Adventureland in Farmingdale is Long Island’s longest-running amusement park.

89 North – Patchogue
Frustrated with what was passing for a so-called music scene on Long Island, the founders of 89 North created a friendly space with an intimate atmosphere and the state-of-the-art equipment necessary to put on premium concerts. 89 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue, 631-730-8992, 89northmusic.com

Epic Escape Rooms
Epic Escape Rooms Long Island guarantee a thrilling adventure whether you’re new to escape rooms or not. Whether you are looking for a night out, a weekend activity, team building, corporate event, family fun, date night, fundraiser or celebrating a birthday or special occasion, for all of your party needs, Epic Escape Rooms Long Island is the place to be. 357 Hempstead Tpke., West Hempstead, 516-427-5977, epicescaperoomsli.com

Port Jefferson Documentary Series
The series has been highlighting some of the best documentaries from around the world since 2005. For more than a decade, the Port Jefferson Documentary Series’ volunteer members have have diligently screened a vast assortment of films each and every year in order to select the best documentaries. 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, 631-473-5220, portjeffdocumentaryseries.com

Old Westbury Gardens
Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children’s programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer pop concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and master gardener and educator-led talks and tours. 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, 516-333-0048, oldwestburygardens.org

Cradle of Aviation Museum
This museum contains more than 60 aircraft and scale models of airplanes from various time periods, including Charles Lindbergh’s Curtiss Jenny in which he barnstormed, the A-10 Thunderbolt II and Grumman F-14A Tomcat, and an actual unused Apollo Lunar Module, LM-13. Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, 516-572-4111, cradleofaviation.org

Adventureland has been Long Island’s amusement park since 1962, featuring more than 30 fun and exciting rides and attractions. Adventureland has something for everyone, with a variety of thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, and water rides. 2245 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale, 631-694-6868, adventureland.us

Captain Lou Fleet
Captain Lou Fleet has been the top name in the fishing and party charter boat business since 1948. They are conveniently located in Central Nassau County and are just a half hour or less from New York City and eastern Long Island on the famous Nautical Mile. They specialize in half-day fluke fishing trips aboard the Starstream VIII daily from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the summer months when fluke is in season. 28 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, 516-623-5823, captloufleet.com

Tiki Action Park
Tiki Action Park is more than just a miniature golf course. The park is replete with a go-kart track, and an immensely popular arcade that kids just can’t get enough of. Don’t have plans over the weekend? Head over to Tiki Action Park to have the time of your life! 1878 Middle Country Rd., Centereach, 631-471-1267, tikiactionpark.com

Tropix on the Mile
Tropix on the Mile bills itself as the hottest, nicest and classiest place on the South Shore! Kick up your feet in the sand daytime, kick your feet to music dancing at night. Lively marina haunt with a raw bar and basic American menu, plus a sandy patio, music and a dance floor. 395 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, 516-623-8767, tropixonthemile.com

One Eye Jacks
In addition to standard pours of their brews, the bartenders at One Eye Jacks fill up signature fish bowls, 100-oz. beer towers, and other specialties. The 21-and-older bar is a community space where people gather to listen to DJs spin music and watch flat-screen TVs showing sports. One Eye Jacks complements its drinks with bar food and serves a buffet during special events. 380 N. Wantagh Ave., Bethpage, 516-342-1732, facebook.com/oneeyejacksli


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