The Glen Cove Mansion
The Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center rests on 55 acres of landscaped grassland set back from the Long Island coast. With nearly 200 rooms decorated in a lush style, the hotel is popular with passing dignitaries and elite guests and offers many rooms with impressive seaside views. The conference center, which has almost 30,000 square feet of event space can hold hundreds of guests. For locals, a favorite spot is the Pub 1910, a third-floor treat open seven days a week, where families can get good food, hang with friends, shoot pool and enjoy the majestic style and sophistication of this one-of-a-kind locale.
Welwyn, Harold Pratt
Long Island’s “Gold Coast” was once the playground of the Gilded Age barons of the American past. Today, many of their magnificent landmarks remain, and one of the most impressive is located in Glen Cove. Welwyn, the 204-acre former home of Harold Pratt, famous horticulturist and oil industrialist, rests near Crescent Beach and is open to visitors. The preserve as many walking paths dotted with natural forms including lakes, ponds and impressive views, and is home to more than 100 species of local flora and fauna; a veritable zoo of life forms and plant life.
Many visitors to the urban Mecca of nearby New York forget that Long Island is, well, an Island. Glen Cove is not just convenient for its access to these urban wilds, but to the very wilds nearby. Crescent Beach is a popular destination. It is the smallest, but most scenic of the many Glen Cove beaches. From the beach, views of Hempstead Harbor are picturesque. In between, the former estates of Harold Pratt and steamboat magnate Lewis Lucken back, the 2.5-acre beach sits in front of the most relaxed and lulling shoreline and is an ideal spot to lie out and relax in the summer.