- Seafood: The island is famous for its seafood, particularly lobster. There are more than 30 restaurants on the island—so you’ll definitely find something delicious to chow down on.
- City Island Nautical Museum: Learn about City Island! The museum occupies a 1898 school house recognized as national historic landmark. Inside, you can find an archive of photographs, newspaper clippings, and artifacts that showcase the island’s nautical past. Admission is $5. Learn more on the museum website.
- Victorian-Era Architecture: See the house on Tier Street with a whale weather vane featured in the 1962 film Long Day’s Journey into the Night, or visit the house registered as a NYC landmark at 175 Belden Street. The island has many Victorian-era homes (1830s – 1910), so you’ll find an amusing variety of styles and colors.
- Entertainment: Catch live performances at Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery or the City Island Theater Group. There’s often something worth watching!