As the perfect summer getaway, Elmont, New York has a ton to offer. Hosting the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival every year is just one crucial part to why you should be planning a visit. Held June 8 – 10, 2017, the final leg of the coveted Triple Crown™ will prove to be another historical feat in Belmont Park. So, what to do on your visit to the 2017 Belmont Stakes? See below.
Eats & Treats in Elmont, New York
King Umberto, 1343 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003: Starting in 1976, this popular restaurant started small and grew into its fame as the years moved on. Heavily Italian, as it started a pizzeria, this option offers an impeccable amount of options for both lunch and dinner with daily specials posted throughout the restaurant and their website each day. Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor, it’s easy to see why this restaurant lands at the top spot. www.kingumberto.com
Sapienza Bake Shop, 1376 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 1003: Making the best baked goods on the block since 1973, Sapienza is a local favorite for all of your Italian pastry needs. If you have a sweet tooth like me, this should absolutely be on the top of your list to visit during your trip to the 2017 Belmont Stakes. www.sapienzabakeshop.com
Martino’s Pizzeria, 1411 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003: Searching for a relaxing place to unwind and grab that Homestyle New York piece of pizza everyone is looking for? Check out Martino’s! Offering a wide variety with that family-tradition flare, this is a local hotspot you aren’t going to want to miss! www.martinos-pizzeria.com
What to Do When Not at Belmont Park
JK Kayak, 93 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Habor, New Work 11724: From kayaks to stand-up-paddle board rentals, JK Kayak is a great place to rent or book tours to add to your summer getaway. Heads up: this group is extremely popular, so make sure to book early! www.jkkayak.com
New York Historical Tours: Located throughout the state of New York and Trip Advisor approved, this is a great company to use when wanting to book your yours through time. Being just a short drive away from NYC and other attractions, this could be a great option for a day off! www.newyorkhistoricaltours.com
Fun Foodie Tours: These tours, led by passionate New Yorker Adrienne Cooper, give you the inside scoop on the New York lifestyle, culture and food (emphasis on the food). If you are a foodie and/or like to explore cuisine, this is for you. www.funfoodienyc.com
Barrier Brewing Company, 3001 New Street A2, Oceanside, NY 11572: Get your craft beer fix here! Focused on the New York atmosphere and style, this local joint located in Oceanside, New York is a great place to put your list of things to do. www.barrierbrewing.com
The 2017 Belmont Stakes
Top off your trip to Elmont, New York with an official ticket package to the 2017 Belmont Stakes. As your only source for ticket options for the final leg of the Triple Crown™, join us for in-track hospitality, live entertainment, and hotel and travel accommodations. Be there for the “Test of the Champion” as history is made once again in Belmont Park!