9 A.M. The unassuming Chilean spot Home Sweet Home Café (19 Summit St.) boasts some of the best breakfast sandwiches on Long Island, all served on homemade bread. Start your day with the chorizo egg sandwich or the ham and avocado (They have breakfast empanadas, too!)
10 A.M. Remember that time a New Yorker was in the White House? No, no, not that guy. Oyster Bay is home to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (20 Sagamore Hill Road), the former home f 26th President TheodoreRoosevelt. Hike the nature trails on its 83 acres of natural beauty or, if you’re interested in history, take the audio tour of the gardens.
NOON Recharge your battery with lunch at Sweet Tomato (91 Audrey Ave.). Have the turkey and brie wrap, which includes Bartlett pears, mixed greens and Dijon mustard, and a side of Hungarian mushroom soup or lobster bisque. Kids menu is a bonus for families.
1 P.M. Oyster Bay is all about history and nature and the latter is best showcased at Planting Fields Arboretum State Park (1395 Planting Fields Road). Located in close proximity to Sagamore Hill, the two sites make an ideal pairing. The grounds here are exquisite and this 400-acre property also boasts a historic home, frequent art exhibits and other cultural events.
3 P.M. Turn the calendar back even further with a stop at Raynham Hall Museum (20 West Main St.), home to Revolutionary War spy Robert Townsend — a member of the Culper Spy Ring. Tours are offered at 1 and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
5 P.M. Stay downtown and kick your evening off right with a pint at Oyster Bay Brewing Co. (36 Audrey Ave.) With a dozen taps, the brewery offer styles from a light summer peach (5.2% ABV) to a substantial bourbon barrel-aged barleywine (10% ABV).
7 P.M. Wild Honey (1 East Main St.) is our choice for dinner to end this beautiful day on the right note. The New American menu is seafood forward and creative. Whether dining by candlelight or on the sidewalk to be seen, you can’t go wrong with the crispy calamari in Thai BBQ sauce followed by blackened Cajun catfish. The wine list includes options from across the globe, including Wölffer Estates right here on Long Island.
Take a scenic, 20-minute drive along the Gold Coast to get to your room at The Mansion at Glen Cove (200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove). This is the best way to keep up the historic theme while sleeping in style.