Cradle of Aviation Museum
Read our full review of the Cradle of Aviation Museum
Where: Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Garden City, NY
Contact info: (516) 572-4111
Where: 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
Read our full review of the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Contact info: (631) 208-9200
Contact info: (631) 751-0066
Spend the day enjoying the outdoors by cooling off at one of these fabulous water parks or pools. Also read our related posts Guide to Spray Parks on Long Island, and Four South Shore Beach Hot Spots to Stay Cool .
Enjoy the water slides and sprinklers at this community pool.
Where: Hawkins Rd. & Hammond Rd., Centereach, NY
Contact info: (631) 698-8663
Hoyt Farm features one of the most amazing playgrounds, complete with a sprinkler park.
Where: 200 New Highway, Commack, NY
Contact info: (631) 543-7804
Where: Bay Shore Marina Park, South Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore, NY
Contact info: (631) 665-7003
Read our full review of Splish Splash Water Park
Where: 2549 Splish Splash Drive, Calverton, NY
Contact info: (631) 727-3600
Where: Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh, NY
Contact info: (516) 679-3900
This popular beach has a great sprinkler area for the kids to enjoy.
Contact info: (631) 751-3193
Many towns on Long Island hold Independence Day parades during the day, then cap it all off with fireworks when the sun goes down. Make sure to arrive early to get a good seat and don’t forget to bring the insect repellent at night. Each town offer different events, dates, and times so check with your town’s chamber of commerce.