Home to many family-friendly attractions and a vibrant nightlife, Farmingdale is where some of Long Island’s most popular attractions live. As you walk down Main Street, you’ll pass by a diverse selection of small businesses including boutiques, award-winning restaurants, and highly praised breweries. It’s the perfect destination for anyone looking to get away for a day or a long weekend, and you can get exclusive savings at several of these businesses when you present your Long Island Downtown Deals Travel Pass.
How to Get There:
Long Island Rail Road
Less than 1 hour from Penn Station
Avoid the traffic and the stress of parking by utilizing one of the most trusted public transportation systems the country has to offer—the Long Island Rail Road. Just hop on the Ronkonkoma Branch from Penn Station and before you know it, you’ll arrive at the Farmingdale train station, which is conveniently located right off the strip of downtown Farmingdale.
Plan an easy weekend getaway from NYC and be sure to take advantage of hotels offering a complimentary shuttle to and from the train station! Lodgings that offer this service include the TownePlace Suites by Marriott and the Courtyard by Marriott.
Additionally, Uber, Lyft, and local cab services have a strong presence on Long Island. As does the intra-county bus system, Suffolk County Transit. The ability to access all these transportation options directly from your phone makes traveling to your next adventure incredibly simple.
Where to Stay
Viana Hotel and Spa is a member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World and it’s Long Island’s only Feng Shui Luxury Hotel. Designed to provide a soothing environment, all spaces are inspired by the ancient art of Feng Shui paired with state-of-the-art technology and infused with a vibrant sense of joy and harmony. This eco-friendly LEED project hotel features a unique Italian X Asian fusion restaurant, and the Viana Spa which is a tranquil sanctuary for relaxing and rejuvenating body and spirit.
The Courtyard by Marriot is a newer building, serving the Farmingdale/Melville area. It’s located in the eastern region of Farmingdale and is a quick ride away from all of Farmingdale’s fun. The well-manicured courtyard features an enchanting fire pit, making it the perfect spot to relax outdoors.
The TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Farmingdale is the newest Marriot long term stay hotel, ideal for people planning to stay for some time. The hotel offers spacious suites with full kitchens and complimentary breakfast daily. It’s a short distance from all of Farmingdale’s attractions and a quick drive to Long Island’s beaches and golf courses.
The Hilton Long Island/Huntington hotel is an upscale, full-service hotel situated in the heart of Long Island, NY. The Hilton Long Island/Huntington Hotel is easily accessible to Farmingdale, the Hamptons, area beaches, shopping, and corporate centers.
Where to Eat and Drink:
Offering a unique and intimate setting, the Alibi Speakeasy & Lounge is perfect for date night or a GNO. This cocktail bar is home to Instagram-worthy small dishes and shareable plates, as well as a massive menu of craft cocktails created by masterful mixologists. Here, guests will find an extensive selection of beers, bourbons, scotches, whiskeys, wines, vodkas, and gins, as well as a fully stocked espresso bar that includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
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For a real nostalgia trip, head on down to Charlotte’s Speakeasy. Hidden behind the frozen yogurt handles of Charlotte’s Desserts sits Charlotte’s Speakeasy, a restored speakeasy from Farmingdale’s rich historic era. This speakeasy was accidentally discovered during the renovation of the building and was meticulously designed to be as authentic as possible. Enjoy signature cocktails, live jazz ensembles, and tapas-style dishes in a truly one-of-a-kind location.
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Lithology isn’t your average brewery. It’s classified as a Farm Brewery, meaning at least 60% of the ingredients sourced for its beer are harvested within the New York borders--from the hops to the grain and even the yeast strains. Lithology’s focus is on creating balanced beers with sustainable and high-quality ingredients that people can appreciate. And clearly, the company is doing something right as its brews have won back-to-back awards from the New York International Beer Competition in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
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For a contemporary dining setting, Palmer’s American Grille is the place to be. Serving up traditional Italian plates and fresh seafood dishes with an American twist, there’s something on the menu for every type of palette. Open for both lunch and dinner, reservations are recommended but not required.
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For fine dining and Mediterranean-style menu items, visit Verona Ristorante. This highly rated restaurant is serving up award-winning Italian delicacies and innovative Mediterranean cuisine. Stop by for homemade pasta, sauces, and a large variety of seafood. Gluten-free options are also made available by request.
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What to Do:
For nearly 60 years, Adventureland has been Long Island’s favorite family amusement park. Conveniently located on Route 110 in Farmingdale, this theme park features about 30 thrill rides, water rides, and family rides, in addition to other spectacular on-site attractions. Additionally, Adventureland is home to a state-of-the-art arcade, antique cars, an air conditioned food court, multiple snack stands, and a gift shop.
RPM Raceway Long Island’s state-of-the-art indoor racing facility features two quarter-mile tracks designed for all-electric karts that can reach speeds near 45 MPH. Ideal for families, birthday parties, and corporate events, RPM allows 10 drivers per circuit to race for the winning title. Afterwards, head on over to the on-site arcade for even more fun and games!
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Over 90 years ago, what is now the home of the American Airpower Museum, was established as an aircraft manufacturer that would go on to design some of the aircraft and systems used in WWII battles. The complex produced over 9,000 P-47 Thunderbolts right here in Farmingdale. The “Jug,” as it was called because of its robust assembly line construction, went on to defeat the best fighter pilots the German Luftwaffe could muster.
Today, no American aviation museum with a squadron of operational World War II aircrafts has a more appropriate setting for its flight operations. On display in and around the same hangers and flying off the very same runways that dispatched Thunderbolts to war, vintage aircrafts recreate those turbulent years and allow the public to watch these planes in their natural environment – the air. The American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport has been a monumentally successful effort to preserve the history of Long Island business, aviation, and military support.
Bethpage State Park is the ultimate source of fun for all ages. Home to both hiking and bike trails, stables, playgrounds, a restaurant, and multiple fields ideal for outdoor play and sledding, it’s impossible to be bored here. Bethpage State Park is also home to the Bethpage Black Course, so if you’ve ever wanted to golf on the same course as the pros, now is your chance. Host of the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup, Bethpage Black is one of the most popular and beloved golf courses around. It’s open for public play and features five 18-hole regulation courses.
- 1LIRR Farmingdale