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Things to do in Bay Shore

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Outlet Mall
“Great shopping experience, brand name clothes at low prices, restaurants and movies in the same shopping center.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Robert Moses beaches are always a nice scenic drive with a lighthouse on 1 end of it that you can walk to by parking your vehicle in field 5”
  • 15 locals recommend
Transportation
“There is nothing like Fire Island! It's a bunch of small communities on the beach, no cars allowed, and a casual and relaxed lifestyle. Take a ferry over or Uber/park your car at Robert Moses State Park field 5 and walk there. DON'T SKIP FIRE ISLAND!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Every season at the arboretum is beautiful. I call it the Hundred Acre Wood where Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh lived. Can take a walk along the river or many of the other trails. The Carriage house, at times, has concerts. There are art classes and artists display their works in the manor. The manor has a cafe and a wrap around porch. Tea parties by reservation are available in the Library of this beautiful manor. Many treasures to explore. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Fire Island Lighthouse is open year-round and is worth a visit in every season. While currently under repair (June 2019), the walk up the 182 steps to the top are worth it. If you can't get up there, explore the grounds and museum.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Another great dinner spot - reservations recommended. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy watching the ferries and boats.”
  • 4 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“ State park that's a great place for talking long walks, and horseback riding and hot air ballooning if you go the right time of year.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Cheesecake Factory, TGIF, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Macy's, Lord and Taylor, JC Penny's”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Listed as Ocean Beach, but actually in Ocean Bay Park - a daily happy hour and frequently has live music and bingo for a bike! Inches from ferry.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Excellent menu, a few vegan options, beautiful setting right on the dock in Fair Harbor. Go for sunset and try to get a table outside. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A restaurant and seafood market, so if you go fishing and come back with nothing - this is for you!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best sunset around. This is a great place for a dinner on the deck - make a reservation! Thursday nights are lobster nights!”
  • 2 locals recommend
National Park
“It's a beautiful place to go and enjoy nature, with a diverse range of wildlife, ranging from song birds to deer to fox to whales in the ocean. The bridge connecting Long Island to Fire Island National Seashore is only one mile down the road and is only one of two bridges connecting Long Island to the Barrier island.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Food is good and the late night bar scene is fun for adults wanting to avoid college kids. they do not have a view, but their menu and outdoor seating area make up for it. Oh! One more thing...If you want to get the bartender’s attention, swing the lights!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“They deliver! Liquor as well! There is a market in Ocean Bay Park but Seaview Market is far superior.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Local bar & restaurant. Friendly staff & good food. Like your local Kismet version of Cheers :) ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Night Club
“Another great dinner spot - reservations recommended. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy watching the ferries and boats.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Cheesecake Factory, TGIF, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Macy's, Lord and Taylor, JC Penny's”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Excellent menu, a few vegan options, beautiful setting right on the dock in Fair Harbor. Go for sunset and try to get a table outside. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Listed as Ocean Beach, but actually in Ocean Bay Park - a daily happy hour and frequently has live music and bingo for a bike! Inches from ferry.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A restaurant and seafood market, so if you go fishing and come back with nothing - this is for you!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best sunset around. This is a great place for a dinner on the deck - make a reservation! Thursday nights are lobster nights!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Food is good and the late night bar scene is fun for adults wanting to avoid college kids. they do not have a view, but their menu and outdoor seating area make up for it. Oh! One more thing...If you want to get the bartender’s attention, swing the lights!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Like the pic says - CLAM JAM! Try the fried buffalo oysters. Mmmm. Good food all around.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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