Gold Coast Attractions

Long Island’s Gold Coast Attractions and More

The Inn at Great Neck is located on the historic Gold Coast of Long Island. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, “West Egg” refers to Great Neck. Our convenient location offers guests a great starting point to discover the cultural, historic and natural attractions of Long Island’s North Shore, as well as our dining and nightlife. From the magnificent gardens of Old Westbury, to a historic walking tour of Great Neck village, there is plenty to do and see nearby. Be sure to visit the local museums, arboretums, mansions, gardens, beaches, hiking trails, shopping villages, state parks, theaters, restaurants, golf courses, bike paths, fishing piers, farmer’s markets and more. To find out more about the various attractions, points of interests and events in Nassau County in which the Hotel is located, please visit:

The Great Neck Chamber of Commerce

Below are some of our favorite local Long Island attractions:

American Merchant Marine Museum of the United States Merchant Marine Academy

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

Old Westbury Gardens

Nassau County Museum of Art

Planting Fields Arboretum

Falaise at Sands Point Reserve

General List of Attraction and Points of Interest:


Attractions near Inn at Great Neck


US Merchant Marine Academy – 3 miles

SUNY Maritime College – 4 miles

St John’s University Queens – 6 miles

CUNY Queens College – 6 miles

Adelphi University – 6 miles

MLB All Star Game Citi Field – 7 miles

Citi Field – 7 miles

US Open Tennis Tournament – 7 miles

Arthur Ashe Stadium – 7 miles

CUNY York College – 7 miles

Roosevelt Field – 7 miles

Queens Zoo – 8 miles

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts – 8 miles

LIU Brookville – Long Island University – 8 miles

LIU Post – Long Island University – 8 miles

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – 8 miles

Mall at The Source – 8 miles

LaGuardia Airport – LGA – 8 miles

Webb Institute – 9 miles

SUNY College at Old Westbury – 9 miles

College of New Rochelle – 9 miles

Hofstra Medical School – 9 miles

Hofstra University – 9 miles

James M. Shuart Stadium – Hofstra University – 9 miles

Nassau Coliseum – 9 miles

NYCB Theatre – 9 miles

Molloy College – 9 miles

Monroe College – 9 miles

Bronx Zoo – 10 miles

New York Botanical Garden – 10 miles

Jack Coffey Field – Fordham University – 10 miles

Fordham University Bronx – 10 miles

Iona College – 11 miles

Mazzella Field – Iona College – 11 miles

JFK Airport – JFK – 11 miles

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts – 11 miles

CUNY Lehman College – 11 miles

Yankee Stadium – 11 miles

New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium – 11 miles

Bronx VA Medical Center – 11 miles


Long Island consists of four regions; the North Shore; the South Shore; the North Fork; and the South Fork. Long Island is located off the southern tip of New York and stretches 120 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 1,200 square miles in size. The Island consists of four counties, which are Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County and Kings County (Brooklyn). Both Queens and Brooklyn are part of the five boroughs of New York City, which are situated on the far western part of the Island.

Although the summer season is a great time to visit Long Island, each season has something special to offer guests seeking a vacation destination. Take advantage of the Inn at Great Neck as your host hotel as you discover Long Island.

We suggest you contact the Long Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (LICVB) to request a complimentary Long Island Travel Guide. Visit or call toll free at 877-386-6654. See the Inn’s  ad in the new 2013 Travel Guide on page 15, which offers exclusive savings.  You can also check out our blog articles about Long Island attractions for the latest updates.