When humid days and swarms of tourists encompass New York City, those longing for cooler nights and smaller crowds may travel east. Located around 30 miles from the city is Hicksville, the heart of hotels and restaurants galore. Hicksville rests along Oyster Bay on Long Island, making it the perfect getaway anytime of the year.
Visit One of Hicksville’s Many Parks
When visiting Hicksville in the summer, temperatures average around 70 to 80 degrees, so you and your family can enjoy an array of activities at the local parks. One example is Eisenhower Park in East Meadow — 930 acres filled with numerous baseball fields, tennis courts, golf courses, and a swimming pool. Another park worth visiting is Cantiague Park, which features a children’s playground, athletic fields, handball courts, a golf course, and an indoor skating rink.
If you want to spend more time outdoors, consider booking a Hicksville Hotel within walking distance of the attractions you’re most interested in — whether that’s Cantiague Park or one of the attractions mentioned below.
Get Some History In
For history buffs, a visit to the Hicksville Gregory Museum will be fruitful. Located in a former courthouse, the museum offers a glimpse of local history, natural history, and earth science. It features exhibits like a dinosaur egg fossil, a display of old telephones, and butterflies from around the world.
Love Sports? Learn More About Them
Baseball lovers of all ages can visit Baseball Plus, a baseball training facility and store. This kid-friendly attraction even organizes baseball-themed parties. According to its website, “Baseball Plus is Long Island’s, premier indoor batting cages, and the largest supplier of amateur and professional athletic equipment.”
Next, stop by C&B Archery for some archery lessons. Its shop carries a wide variety of bows, arrows, and accessories for enthusiasts.
Hit the Movies or the Theatre
Kids will fall in love with the Long Island Puppet Theatre, which hosts various puppet shows. The theatre also organizes parties for children filled with puppet shows and fun. For adults, Broadway Multiplex Cinemas is ideal for movie dates. It screens classic Hollywood movies and even projects some movies in 3D.
Taste Some Local Cuisine
Perhaps you prefer Italian food, but your close ones would rather have some steak. Hicksville is the ultimate melting pot, offering cuisine from all around the world in addition to a few charming local restaurants.
According to OpenTable, some popular choices include Highway Restaurant, offering New American cuisine, and Prime, an elegant steakhouse designed as a classic boathouse. If a diner happens to be your choice for dinner, hit up Broadway Diner for some steak and fries.
Go All Out at an International Venue
For those yearning for international cuisine, there’s Tutti Il Giorno serving Italian classics in an elegant setting. If pizza happens to be the dinner choice, check out Raimo Pizza for comfort food and Italian dishes. New Chili & Curry offers spicy Northern Indian specialties, for those craving some curry.
Whatever your budget or activity preferences, Hicksville is a great place to visit, especially since it’s so close to New York City. Hicksville is perfect for a weekend getaway, whether you want to enjoy a nice meal on the waterfront or play sports on a field bigger than the one in your local park.