Merrick Vacations

25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west of Long Island, is Merrick, a great place to delve a little deeper into this fabulous region. This popular part of town is about 12 miles (19 kilometers) from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Many of Long Island’s most interesting sights can be found near to Merrick, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Among the most interesting places to explore are the fascinating Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and the incredible Roosevelt Field Mall. Two other popular spots you’ll find close by Merrick are the Bethpage State Park Golf Course and the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

If the weather is good, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and make the most of the local natural destinations. The conservation parks such as the Bethpage State Park in Old Bethpage, give visitors an insight into the animals and plants which inhabit the local area. Reconnect with nature at one of the local beaches, for example Long Beach in Long Island City.

Spend an afternoon with fellow sports fans at Jack Kaiser Stadium, Jamaica, cheering on the popular St. John's University Red Storm. On game days follow the procession of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join local baseball lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.

For a real taste of Merrick, think about booking a room at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. The Red Roof PLUS+ Long Island - Garden City, Westbury, the Best Western Mill River Manor, Rockville Centre and the Allegria Hotel, Long Beach are just some of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.

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