Gold Coast Activities

EXPLORE LONG ISLAND'S

HISTORIC & STORIED GOLD COAST

In the heart of Long Island’s historic Gold Coast, where Gilded Age tycoons and their families lived and entertained in palatial mansions on sprawling country estates, The Mansion at Glen Cove offers a glimpse into a dazzling bygone era. As the country house of John and Ruth Baker Pratt, The Mansion was originally known as The Manor. We encourage you to thoroughly explore The Mansion as well as the other nearby historic mansions, wonderful beaches, excellent museums, charming villages, and so much more.

Mansions

The Mansion at Glen Cove, is one of the many mansions built along the Gold Coast in the early 20th century.

0.9 mi | 100 Crescent Beach Rd, Glen Cove, NY | Website

This 204-acre preserve is the former estate of Harold Pratt, an avid horticulturist. Discover four marked nature trails, over one hundred species of birds, reptiles & amphibians, freshwater ponds & swamps, a coastal salt marsh, and a stretch of the Long Island Sound shoreline.

7.9 mi | 34 Muttontown Lane, East Norwich, NY | Website

This historic 38-room Chelsea Mansion, named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, was built by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Moore in 1924 and exemplifies the latter part of Gold Coast-era design. Cobblestones used throughout the property originally came from the Chelsea section of Brooklyn, which is how this mansion was named. Now part of the Muttontown Preserve, this mansion is surrounded by a moat.

14.4 mi | 95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY | Website

Formerly owned by Daniel Guggenheim, this 216-acre estate and the park is now operated by the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. The Conservancy provides year-round educational and cultural programs, seasonal celebrations, mansion tours, fitness activities as well as private/corporate event services & film/TV location facilities.

12.6 mi | 127 Middle Neck Road, Port Washington, NY | Website

Falaise was built for Harry F. Guggenheim (Daniel’s son) and his wife Caroline Morton in 1923. The design is based on a 13th century Norman manor house and is furnished with antiques, wood carvings, and sculptures, many from the 16th and 17th centuries. This mansion also includes Renaissance paintings & several important pieces of modern art. It is a part of the Sands Point Preserve.

15.4 mi | 101 Browns Road, Huntington, NY | Website

This 40-room Medieval French Chateau was built by George McKesson Brown between 1910-1914. When he owned it, Brown’s mansion had a gatehouse, servants’ quarters, stables, a garage, yacht, and an 18-foot high-speed runabout. He collected art & fine books and was a member of two yacht clubs and the New York Horticultural Society.

18.8 mi | 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY | Website

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, William K. Vanderbilt II’s former summer home was designed and built by Warren & Wetmore, the partners who designed and built the Grand Central Terminal in New York City. This mansion offers an intimate look at the life of a privileged family from the Jazz Age through World War II, with rooms filled with priceless art, furnishings, and personal possessions.

18.8 mi | 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY | Website

Built in 1922, this is the former home of retail heir, Marshall Field III. This Georgian style mansion was designed by architect John Russell Pope, also responsible for the Jefferson Memorial and Constitution Hall. At one time Caumsett was a working farm & dairy and boasted polo fields, stocked game hunting, indoor & outdoor tennis courts, and a dock for Field’s yacht.

Museums

3 mi | 194 Bayville Rd, Locust Valley, NY | Website

A 42-acre arboretum located in Lattingtown, New York, a small village on the North Shore of Long Island. It opened to the public in 1969 after being donated to Nassau County in 1968 by the heirs of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bailey.

http://liu.edu/museum5.8 mi | 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY | Website

Built in 1921, the property was originally the estate of E.F. Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post. Included in its Permanent Collection are works of art from Africa and the Han dynasty of China.

6.3 mi | 1 Museum Drive Roslyn, NY | Website

Nassau County Museum of Art, formerly the Clayton Estate, specializes in 19th and 20th century European and American art. Henry Clay Frick, co-founder of U.S. Steel Corporation, originally purchased the Georgian mansion in 1919 as a wedding gift for his son, Childs Frick.

6.5 mi | 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY | Website

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park includes the Coe Hall Historic House Museum. It covers over 400 acres and has a well-regarded Botanical collection and conservatories.

6.5 mi | 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY | Website

The William Coe estate, built in 1921, is an elegant Limestone mansion with Tudor-style details. The entrance gates were created in 1712 for the Carshalton Park estate in England and purchased by William Coe for Coe Hall. This mansion also contains stained glass windows from Henry VIII’s 2nd wife, Ann Boleyn’s family castle in England.

9.1 mi | 71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY | Website

Old Westbury Gardens is the former estate of John Shaffer Phipps, an heir to the U.S. Steel fortune. This mansion, now a museum, contains 23 rooms; the grounds cover 160 acres. Today, this mansion is furnished with the family’s original Georgian period antiques and has acres of formal gardens including rose gardens, an English-style walled garden, fountains, and ponds. A café and picnic area are available for visitors.

9.7 mi | 20 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay, NY | Website

President Theodore Roosevelt’s beloved High Victorian mansion and summer White House. Fully furnished with the President’s, and his family’s, original personal belongings.

13.5 mi | 127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY | Website

Hempstead House, also known as the Gould-Guggenheim Estate or Sands Point Preserve, is a large estate that was started by Howard Gould and completed by Daniel Guggenheim in 1912.

18.9 mi | 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY | Website

The Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium holds a variety of events & programs including mansion tours, laser light shows, summer night dances, car shows, school programs, and more.

parks

1.5 mi | Prybil Beach, Glen Cove, NY | Website

Glen Cove’s three beautiful beaches are Prybil Beach, located on East Beach Road, Crescent Beach located on Crescent Beach Road, and Morgan Park located on Germaine Street.

2.4 mi | Morgan Memorial Park, Germaine St, Glen Cove, NY | Website

Leased to the residents of Glen Cove and Locust Valley for $1 by J.P. Morgan in memory of his wife, this beautiful park overlooks Long Island Sound and has a picnic area, beach, playground, and bluffs overlooking the harbor. Come here for Fourth of July fireworks and the Morgan Park Music Festival.

5 mi | 8 Bayville Ave, Bayville, NY | Website

Treasure hunts, bumper boats, bungee jumping & assorted adventures for Indiana Joneses of all ages.

11.8 mi | 1660 NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY | Website

A non-profit, kid-friendly educational center with freshwater aquariums & outdoor ponds for trout feeding & fishing.

VINEYARDS

18.6 mi | 516 946 3868 | Website

Long Island Vineyard Tours has been satisfying wine tour customers in New York since 2004, specializing in creating memorable experiences.

30 mi | 631 257 5222 | Website

A relaxing get-away in the heart of Saint James. Sit- down tastings and bottles for purchase in our enchanting Wine Boutique-Whisper Vineyards in St James.

35 mi | 631 291 9900 | Website

Harmony Vineyards is Sustainably Farmed by the exceptionally accomplished viticulturist, Stephen Mudd and its wines are crafted by the renowned winemaker, Eric Fry.

Farms

1.5 mi | 20 Peacock Ln, Locust Valley, NY | Website

Enjoy the family fun with chickens and have some fresh organic eggs.

6 mi | 91 Hegemans Ln, Glen Head, NY | Website

Longtime farm with an on-site country market & bakery offering pies, fresh produce & prepared foods.

Restaurants

Long island farms and harbors feed all 8 million New Yorkers. From European ristorante, top-rated restaurants, to a charming bistro with a Michelin-Star chef serving fresh Long Island seafood, to iron chef’s restaurant and the finest from New York wineries, to a casual East End lobster and crab shack, Long Island restaurants offer plenty types cuisine to dine on.

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Enjoy the summer with dining at The Mansion presented by Executive Chef Rodrigo Bernal. The Summer Garden Menu, a delightful menu fitting of the beautiful summer atmosphere in which you will wine & dine.

1.5 mi | $ | Website

Original Italian eatery in a family-owned chain offers refined fare in old-fashioned environs.

2.3 mi | $$ | Website

Lively American gastropub with small plates, creative entrees & an antique bar dating to the 1880s.

4 mi | $ | Website

Homey pub serving American fare from bar plates to strip steaks in a sharp setting with patio seats.

6.5 mi | $ | Website

American restaurant

6.6 mi | $$ | Website

Area-sourced New American cuisine served in a fashionable setting with a waterside patio.

6.7 mi | $$ | Website

Panoramic views of the Sound draw fans to this upscale seafood venue with beachfront seating.

6.8 mi | $$ | Website

Family-run landmark has been serving seafood & steak in a traditional setting for over 55 years.

6.9 mi | $ | Website

Elegant, historic estate turned upscale pub featuring New American cuisine & a raw bar.

8 mi | $ | Website

Formal landmark that once hosted Theodore Roosevelt, offering steaks, brunch & a buzzing bar scene.

8.2 mi | $ | Website

Guests handpick their fish at this Mediterranean spot with a mosaic-tiled setting & a bar scene.

8.2 mi | $$ | Website

Upmarket restaurant serving classic, regional Italian cuisine in sleek surrounds.

shopping malls

8.1 mi | 2060 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY | Website

An open-air shopping center located in Manhasset, New York.

5.8 mi | Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale, NY | Website

Wheatley Plaza is a lifestyle shopping center featuring fashion, jewelry, beauty, and gifts.

11.8 mi | 630 Old Country Rd, Garden City, NY | Website

The largest shopping mall in the state of New York.

17 mi | 160 Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY | Website

A premier climate-controlled shopping destination, Walt Whitman Shops™ boasts over 80 of the nation’s finest shops

11 mi | 358 N Broadway, Hicksville, NY | Website

Broadway Commons, better known by its former name Broadway Mall, is a large shopping mall located in Hicksville, New York.

22 mi | 2034 Green Acres Mall, Sunrise Hwy, Valley Stream, NY | Website

This enclosed shopping center offers over 150 stores, plus a variety of eateries & free parking.

23 mi | One Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, NY | Website

Large mall featuring over 100 stores & services, including a variety of fast-food choices.

26.7 mi | 152 The Arches Cir, Deer Park, NY | Website

From luxury linen to refined denim, to long-lasting leather, Tanger Outlets has everything you need to elevate your summer look.

35.2 mi | 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY | Website

Visit Smith Haven Mall to meet all of your shopping needs. Smith Haven Mall offers more than 130 stores.

Golf courses

2.6 mi | 1 Horse Hollow Rd, Locust Valley, NY | Website

The Creek Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level.

3.5 mi | 240 Glen Cove Rd, Glen Head, NY | Website

It’s complete with a driving range with multiple targets, a short game practice area featuring sand traps, and a multi-level green for mastering your wedge shots!

4.3 mi | 150 Piping Rock Rd, Locust Valley, NY | Website

Designed by C.B. Macdonald
Established 1911

18 mi | 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd, Farmingdale, NY | Website

Bethpage Red Designed by A.W. Tillinghast 
Established 1935