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Garden CityUnited States of America

From its early origins as a planned community to today’s situation as a lovely escape from New York City, this city has continuing appeal.

In 1869, Alexander Turney Stewart began establishing Garden City, a planned residential community on Hempstead Plains. Visit today to see how this small city has maintained and expanded the wide streets, beautiful green spaces and welcoming atmosphere that Stewart envisioned.

Stewart’s widow built the Cathedral of the Incarnation in 1876 in her husband’s memory. View this Episcopalian cathedral along with the Bishop’s Residence and the Mercer School of Theology on a lovely grassy oasis in Garden City. Marvel at the church’s tall steeple and go inside to see beautiful stained-glass windows. Listen to the cathedral choirs, one with boys and girls singing soprano while adult men sing other alto, tenor and bass. Women participate in the separate Schola Cantorum.

One of the region’s highlights is the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Step inside this giant glass building to see 75 air and space craft and learn about Long Island’s important contributions to the development of modern air travel. Just outside the museum, ride on the restored 1912 Nunley’s Carousel.

The aviation museum is one of several museums on Nassau County’s Museum Row. Bring your young kids to enjoy a day at Long Island Children’s Museum. Watch them learn and play in the site’s 14 interactive exhibits, which might involve puppetry, finger painting or theater. The Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center also uses hands-on exhibits to provide engaging information about firefighting in the community and fire safety in your home.

Garden City Public Library has book discussions, toddler story time, music and all kinds of events for adults and children, from lectures to Lego club. Go to Roosevelt Field for shopping in its more than 250 stores, watching a movie or dining in restaurants and cafés.

Reach Garden City by car or train in about 1 hour from Manhattan. Visit some of the other towns along the shores of Long Island for famous beaches and more sites from America’s early history.

Top Hotels in Garden City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Garden City
Hyatt Place Garden City
3 out of 5
5 North Ave, Garden City, NY
The price is NT$3,691 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Roosevelt Field Mall, Long Island Children's Museum, and Nassau County Firefighters ...

4.3/5Excellent! (973 reviews)

"Nice size rooms, clean and comfortable. Easy in and out w no waiting."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/20

Hyatt Place Garden City
The Garden City Hotel
The Garden City Hotel
4 out of 5
45 7th St, Garden City, NY
The price is NT$4,873 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

This family-friendly Garden City hotel is located in the suburbs, within 3 mi (5 km) of Cathedral of the Incarnation, Roosevelt Field Mall and Hofstra University. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (971 reviews)

"Effective. Professional staff. As with many places during pandemic you must service your own room"…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/9

The Garden City Hotel
Residence Inn Long Island Garden City
Residence Inn Long Island Garden City
3 out of 5
700 GARDEN CITY PLAZA, Garden City, NY
The price is NT$4,925 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Situated in Garden City, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Roosevelt Field Mall, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and Hofstra University. Long Island Children's ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"This hotel was amazing! Everything was so clean and the staff was exceptionally helpful and kind throughout my stay. When I had issues with my TV, Johnny went above and beyond to fix the problem and continuously made sure I was all set up with enough shampoo and conditioner to enjoy my stay."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/31

Residence Inn Long Island Garden City

Vacation Rentals in Garden City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
2.5 out of 5
324 West 44th Street, New York, NY
The price is NT$2,402 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is steps from The Majestic Theater and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. 49th ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (357 reviews)

"The property was near Times Square and the surrounding areas. Easy access from there, walking distance. Overall there a spectacular view of 42nd Street and the areas surrounding it."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/22

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
The Grand NYC
The Grand NYC
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is NT$967 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Midtown, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue, Macy's, and Empire State Building. Madison Square Garden and Flatiron Building ...

2.7/5 (377 reviews)

"The room we were in was very small, but worked well for just running in and out. It was so easy to get to and in perfect location. Because if the room size there was no airflow so it was a bit uncomfortable that way, but we propped"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/17

The Grand NYC
WeLive Wall Street
WeLive Wall Street
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY
The price is NT$5,195 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Manhattan, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wall Street and Battery Park. National September 11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (138 reviews)

"I loved the aesthetics of this hotel. My room was really charming, and had a beautiful view. The room felt like a tiny home in the best way. However, the staff were some of the rudest people I had encountered In my whole trip. They had an elitist air about them. When I walked up to check in, the ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/16

WeLive Wall Street

Popular places to visit in Garden City

Cradle of Aviation Museum
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Cradle of Aviation Museum

5/5(2 reviews)

Just east of New York City, Long Island’s air and space museum preserves a long heritage of aviation feats and flying crafts from this region.

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(22,890 reviews)

New York’s infamous neon wonderland is hustle and bustle at its best, and an essential stop for all tourists.

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(16,922 reviews)

Offering blissful respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle, this is the perfect spot to rest weary feet or enjoy a picnic. 

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(15,833 reviews)

Visit the dazzling theater district of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Enjoy the shopping, dining and street entertainment as well.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(13,006 reviews)

One of Manhattan’s most iconic developments, this hub of business and entertainment was considered a remarkable feat when it was completed in the late 1930s.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

4.5/5(7,945 reviews)

No trip to New York is complete without zooming up the top of this iconic building, where the views of Manhattan are unmatchable.

Reviews of Garden City

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 8, 2020

Beautiful!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 8, 2020

Another good thing was the hotel have a free parking

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 29, 2020

Roosevelt field mall great shops and incredible sales. Seasons 52 restuarant very good food and service.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 30, 2019

My stay was short but the location to the venue I visited and the shopping in the area was excellent. I was able to find adequate parking when I arrived late.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 28, 2019

Safe, quiet town.

4/5 - Good

Amanda

Dec 25, 2019

Like the area but the hotel are a bit pricey an some staff disrectfull an

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