No matter what the reason you are visiting Jones Beach Hotel in Wantagh, there are plenty of attractions, and activities for your family you will not want to miss.
Our Hotel is Located on the north side of Cedar Creek Park. Behind the hotel a 4 mile trail will take you through Cedar Creek Park and Wantagh state Park and down to Jones Beach, the Jones Beach Theater and Natural Wildlife Sanctuaries. Local Professional Sports Venues
The park is renowned for its great beaches, 10 mi (16.1 km) in length, facing the open Atlantic Ocean and furnishes one of the most popular summer recreational locations for the New York metropolitan area. It is the most popular and heavily visited beach on the East Coast, with an estimated six million visitors per year.
Tips: To escape the crushing crowds, head to the beach's west end -- there you'll find the park's most undeveloped areas that are home to a variety of migratory birds and native plants. For even fewer crowds, head to Tobay or Gilgo beaches or Robert Moses State Park.
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
From June to August, the Jones Beach Amphitheater (tel. 888/706-7600 or 516/221-1000) hosts the hottest outdoor music events around including Gwen Stefani, the Goo Goo Dolls, Blink 182, Jones Beach Air Show, Def Leppard, the Allman Brothers, Taylor Hicks, and Aerosmith.
A fun way to pass some time with a great view of the ocean is at the Pitch & Putt (tel. 516/785-1600; Apr-Nov), a par-3 course that's right next to the boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean. Park in field 4 or 5. Cost is $7 per 18 holes; club rental is $2.
The Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, at the west end of Jones Beach Park (tel. 516/679-7254), houses educational exhibits, interactive activities, environmental displays, and video programs. Children can dig in a mystery bone discovery area, explore a section of a shipwreck, and see a butterfly garden, along with exhibits on the dunes and endangered species. Open weekends year-round and Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Robert Moses State Park
Part of Fire Island, Robert Moses State Park sits at the island's western end. Motor over to the eastern end of the park and you'll see the barriers that prevent access to the car-free area of Fire Island. So park and take a stroll on the 5 sandy miles, or take in a game of pitch-and-putt. Parking fee is $8 in summer. Visitor Information -- Robert Moses State Park is tel. 631-669-0470.
- South Pacific
- Jersey Boys
- Mamma Mia
- Lion King
- Phantom of the Opera