When it comes to springtime on Long Island, you have tons of options for fun, family-friendly days out. Whether you want a nature walk, to see the spring flowers newly in bloom or to enjoy some of Long Island’s famous shores, you’re certain to enjoy yourself and achieve the relaxation that our busy lives demand.

If you’re planning a special family trip to Long Island this coming spring, consider some of the activities we’ve listed below. For families, romantic outings or to get into a bit of an adventure, Long Island has the answer.


Established by writer and gardener Robert Dash in the late 1960s, the Madoo Conservancy is one of the most beautiful organic gardens in the area. Dash was interested in the growing and maintaining of a variety of native plants and completed his vision for the garden by introducing innovative pruning techniques and strategic placement of gates, railings and windows. Experience this organic oasis in New York with your family, friends or significant other and indulge in the beauty of the natural area. The gardens are open every Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 pm, May 15 through September 15.

618 Sag Main Street, Sagaponack, NY


Even if springtime isn’t yet warm enough to swim, Jones Beach is a great destination to visit, walk around, enjoy the fresh air and soak in the beauty of Long Island. With more 6.5 miles of white-sand beach on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Jones offers so much more than a typical beach experience. While at the beach, you can walk the boardwalk, visit the historic art exhibits, fish, play miniature golf or grab a bite to eat at one of the many concession stands. Your family will never tire of the beautiful beach, the activities and the atmosphere of such a vibrant place.

1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY


If you’re looking for a great way to involve the kids in an educational adventure, but still want to keep them entertained, the Seal Cruise is the perfect answer. Leave from Freeport, Long Island aboard the Captain Lou Fleet and observe the winter harbor seal population in their natural habitat. Learn about the seals’ habitat, as well as other marine life that is spotted on the tour, from a trained biologist amidst some of the most beautiful scenery that Long Island has to offer. The tours run through April 13 and are sponsored and hosted by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

28A Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY


If you’re an art-minded visitor to Long Island, why not stop in at the delightful Heckscher Museum of Art and absorb some of their fabulous spring exhibitions? The museum has long been the standard for showcasing all types of art, from both internationally known and local artists, including up and comers. For the springtime calendar, they have Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum (March 29-April 27), Rhythm and Repetition in 20thCentury Art (May 3-August 10), and Exposed: Eadweard Muybridge and the Study of Motion (May 3-August 3).

2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY

However you celebrate the dawn of spring on Long Island, make sure you book a chauffeured limo to get you there. Enjoying the relaxation and natural wonder of a new season is difficult when you’re contending with traffic and parking; let your chauffeur handle the transportation details so you can focus on enjoying the city.

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