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Readers’ Choice: Best Staycation Spot in Huntington [Poll]

Not going away this summer? We want your pick for top local staycation destination.

With summer fast approaching and children out of school, many load up the SUV and hit the road for a much-needed vacation. Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season.

But with sky-high gas prices as a strong deterrent, you might choose not to travel at all this year. There’s also three months of your child’s downtime to account for. How to fill the rest of those dog days?

Staycation, of course.

Patch wants to know where do you go to entertain your family and play locally? Is it a favorite park, bike path, museum, movie theater or kid-friendly lunch spot?

Time to weigh in. Huntington Patch is looking to unearth the most family-friendly spot in town. Readers’ Choice is a new weekly feature where we ask you – our readers – to tell us your top picks.

Each Monday we’ll list our nominees – this week it’s staycation destination – and ask for your recommendation. Did we leave your go-to spot off the list? Go ahead and add it in comments.

Then vote. Readers' Choice winners are all up to you, so it's important not only to vote below, but also be sure to share this contest with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! Voting closes Friday at 9 a.m.

Friday we’ll announce our winner. 

Our nominees:

  • Heckscher Park
  • Caumsett State Park 
  • Gold Star Beach
  • West Neck Beach
  • Huntington Beach
  • Fleets Cove Beach
  • Centerport Beach
  • Clay Time
  • West
  • Station Sports
  • Book Revue
  • Play N Trade
  • Huntington Summer Arts Festival in Heckscher Park
  • Cinema Arts Centre
  • Movies on the Lawn
  • Vanderbilt Planetarium
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • Herrell's
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
  • Yogurt Crazy
  • The Yogurt Factory
  • The Lite Choice
  • Tropical Smoothie
  • Red Mango
Laura Bart May 07, 2012 at 05:30 PM
How about Oheka Castle and the Gold Coast Mansions?
Heather Vazquez May 09, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Crab meadow beach Has it all!
Rich Jacques May 09, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Only Huntington items will be added, thanks.
Frank H. May 09, 2012 at 10:06 PM
The Greenbelt in Cold Spring Harbor.
Mary Beth Steenson Kraese May 09, 2012 at 11:46 PM
What about the longest standing ice cream store in Huntington Village? Southdown Carvel has had the best soft serve ice cream for over 25 years!!!

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