Top Things to Do in Garden City, NY

Located roughly 18 miles from midtown Manhattan, the Village of Garden City is located in the heart of Long Island, NY. Founded in 1869 by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart, Garden City has some pretty unique things to do and see if you ever have the pleasure of visiting.

  • The Cathedral of the Incarnation– constructed in 1876, this Episcopal Church was established as a memorial and mausoleum for Garden City’s founder, A.T. Stewart. No building in Garden City can stand taller than the Cathedral; this iconic Italianate piece of history is a must-see.
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum– this aerospace museum was built upon land that has a rich history in the beginning of aviation, hence the name. This museum is home to over 75 air and spacecraft, featuring everything from hot air balloons to an actual unused Apollo Lunar Module. Perhaps one of the most popular air and space museums in the United States, this is one that should not be missed.
  • Long Island Children’s Museum- if you’re exploring Garden City with children, this place is sure to not disappoint. Nothing beats a fun filled educational afternoon at one of the most popular sites in Long Island. With numerous hands-on exhibits that are constantly changing, your kids and you as well are sure to gain knowledge all while having fun.
  • The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center- continuing along the educational path, this museum is filled with the rich history of firefighting in Nassau County that includes over 10,000sq feet of space to explore and learn about antique and new firefighting equipment.

These are just a few of the many things there are to do and see in Garden City, NY but, of course, let’s not forget the Diamond Vision Laser Center of Long Island, for all your eyesight and LASIK needs. We provide free consultations and walk-ins are always welcome.