Brookhaven is a town on Long Island in the state of New York. It includes the villages of Belle Terre, Bellport, Lake Grove, Old Field, Patchogue, Poquott, Port Jefferson, and Shoreham.
Fly to Brookhaven on a plane to LI MacArthur Airport http://www.macarthurairport.com/
Ferry to Port Jeff from Bridgeport Conn. http://www.liferries.com/port-jefferson-new-york/ (631) 473-0286
L.I.R.R. train into Ronkonkoma station from NYC http://www.mta.info/lirr/ (718) 217-5477
Taxi service http://www.1800taxicab.com/static/taxi-services-long-island.htm 1-(800)829-4222
There are several major roads that allow for easy travel to various points of Brookhaven.
1. Long Island expressway
2. Sunrise Highway
3. North Ocean Ave.
4. Nicholas Road.
The easiest way to travel is by car, though you can also travel by bus or taxi.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, (On North Ocean Avenue). Dedicated in 1991 this monument is housed on Bald Hill, one of the highest points on Long Island and is marked with a 100 foot, red, white and blue, monument.
- Brookhaven Amphitheater, 55 S Bicycle Path, Selden, NY 11784, . Be sure to check out one of the many concerts and shows that come to the Brookhaven Amphitheater. For a listing of the shows please check out their website.
- Walk around Port Jeff, a seaside city that is full of shops, places to eat, a playground, and boating.
- Smiths Point Beach: A public beach, that is very popular in the summer for Long Islanders. There is a campground located along the beach where sites can be rented for a week at a time. There is a playground and a place to purchase food on the shore as well. Lifeguards watch over the beach every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- Country Fair Park, 3351 Route 112 Medford, NY 11763 (I mile north of the LIE Exit 64), ☎ (631) 732-0579, . Call for hours. Something to do for any age, but is frequented most by high school and college students. There are go-carts, two 18 hole mini-golf courses, batting cages with both fast and slow baseballs and softballs, a driving range and the latest addition to the park, outdoor laser tag. Please note that Country Fair Park is open only during certain seasons so call or check online for availability.
- Atlantis Marine World, 431 East Main Street Riverhead, NY 11901, ☎ (631) 208-9200, . Great for families with small children or anyone interested in sea life and ocean creatures. There are oceans of sea creatures to see at Atlantis from sea horses to rare fish. Visitors can pet a stingray, hold a starfish, watch a sea lion show or even go for a swim with the sharks. There are also riverboat cruises depending on the weather and season.
- Fun 4 All, 200 Wilson St # B1 Port Jeffrsn Sta, NY 11776, ☎ (631) 331-9000, . 10Am - 8PM everyday. Great for families with kids from 2 year to 12 years. Inflatable slides, giant mazes and obstacle courses encourage fun physical activity without competition.
- Island 16, 185 Morris Avenue Holtsville, New York 11742, ☎ (631) 758-9100, . A national Amusements movie theater offering a wide variety of movies and show times.
- Smith Haven mall, Lake Grove, NY, 11775. With over 140 stores, a food court and a new outdoor mall section, this is the place to head too if you are looking to hit the stores. There is a wide selection of stores featuring clothing and products for children, young adults, and adults. If you come at Christmastime, Santa is available to have pictures taken with.
- Boomers! Family Fun Park, 655 Long Island Ave Medford, NY 11763-2517, ☎ (631) 475-1771, . Spend a day, playing mini-golf, rock climbing, go-carting, on the roller coaster or the bumper boats, or inside playing a variety of arcade games. Boomers is frequented by families with young children. The rides are based around kids from elementary school age and younger. Different bracelets are available for purchase based on which activities you would like to take part in.
- T. G. I. Fridays.
- Carvel, 386 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, ☎ (631) 588-3550, . 11AM - 10PM. Enjoy soft serve or hard ice cream, flying saucers, ice cream cupcakes, or ice cream cakes along with many other frozen desserts hand made in the store. $3.31 and up.
- Denny's, 255 CENTEREACH MALL CENTEREACH, NY 11720, ☎ (631) 580-3838, . Home of Long Island’s first and only Denny’s. Denny’s is a family style resteraunt, serving a wide variety of foods.
- Mama Lombardi's, 400 Furrows Rd Holbrook, NY 11741-271, ☎ (631) 737-0774, . Pricy Italian Restaurant that is known for its pizza. Mama Lombardi’s is part of a Lombardi’s chain, which includes several catering halls and a food also includes market.
- Olive Garden, 257 Centereach Mall Centereach, NY 11720, ☎ (631) 585-4027, . Family- style Italian restaurant, with a children’s menu for families with younger kids. They currently have a never ending pasta bowl special where its all the pasta you can eat for one price.
- Salsa Salsa, 142 Main St Port Jefferson, NY 11777-1678, ☎ (631) 473-9700, . Small Mexican cuisine restaurant. Food can be ordered to stay or to go. Choose from a wide variety of Mexican food including homemade salsa.
- Friendly's, 996 Middle Country Road Selden, NY 11784, ☎ 631-698-6889, . Ice cream is as important as t he meal here, choose from a wide variety of meals and top it off with your perfect sundae.
- Ralph's Italian Ice, 623 Horseblock Rd Farmingville, NY 11738-2142, ☎ (631) 736-4484, . Wide assortment of desserts, from ice cream and shakes to ices in every flavor you can think of and some you wouldn’t. Ices come in both regular and cream form and are sold in a variety of sizes including a tub for parties or events. Ralph’s is only open during the warm weather seasons so be sure to call if you are planning to go in the early spring or late fall.
- Ruby Tuesday's, 289 Middle Country Road Selden, NY 11784, ☎ (631) 696-9290, . Great assortment of food, with a large all you can eat salad bar.
- T.G.I. Fridays, 2240 N Ocean Ave, Farmingville, NY, 11738, ☎ (631) 736-3631, .
- Applebees, 1935 n ocean ave Farmingville, NY 11738, ☎ (631) 758-0081, . Great after 10 PM for friends because they have half price appetizers.
- Hampton Inn - Long Island / Brookhaven, 2000 North Ocean Avenue Farmingville, ☎ 631-732-7300, .
- Danford's Inn, 25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson NY 11777, .
- Shore Motor Inn, 576 Sunrise Hwy West Patchogue NY 11772, ☎ 631-363-250.
- ShirleyMotel, 681 Montauk Hwy Shirley NY 11967, ☎ 631-281-9418.