Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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
The Garden City Hotel
The Garden City Hotel
4 out of 5
45 7th St, Garden City, NY
The price is NT$4,304 per night

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

4.3/5Excellent! (959 reviews)

"Well landscaped! No litter, although there should have been al least one or two garbage cans outside for people to throw out their trash."…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/12

The Garden City Hotel
Hyatt Place Garden City
Hyatt Place Garden City
3 out of 5
5 North Ave, Garden City, NY
The price is NT$4,769 per night

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! (1,000 reviews)

"This place is amazing I would Definetly recommend to other people"…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/11

Hyatt Place Garden City
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Garden City
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Garden City
2.5 out of 5
821 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY
The price is NT$3,570 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Long Island Children's Museum and Roosevelt Field Mall. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,042 reviews)

"Great, cheap place to stay at. This hotel is clean."…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/7

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Garden City

Popular places to visit in Garden City

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Image for Cradle of Aviation Museum

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.

Broadway
Image for Broadway

Broadway

4.5/5(15,827 reviews)

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

Central Park
Image for Central Park

Central Park

4.5/5(16,914 reviews)

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

Times Square
Image for Times Square

Times Square

4.5/5(22,880 reviews)

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

Rockefeller Center
Image for Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(13,000 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
Image for Empire State Building

Empire State Building

4.5/5(7,941 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

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
92
5 - Excellent 45.77114427860697%
4 - Good
81
4 - Good 40.298507462686565%
3 - Okay
18
3 - Okay 8.955223880597014%
2 - Disappointing
4
2 - Disappointing 1.9900497512437811%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 2.985074626865672%

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

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Garden City

Image for A simple guide to New York airports

A simple guide to New York airports

Finding the option that is best for you
A simple guide to New York airports

Cities near Garden City