The Jones Beach Theater at Wantagh is right on the ocean, at the popular holiday destination of Long Island. You’ll probably want to explore the area when you come here for a concert, so we’ve suggested a few nearby hotels and restaurants.

Jones Beach Theater: Hotels Nearby

The Jones Beach Theater is on a beach island State Park, so the closest hotels are a few miles away in the main Long Island area.

Jones Beach Hotel, Wantagh

At six miles, this is the closest hotel to the Jones Beach Theater and State Park. It’s a 3-star, family-owned hotel on Wantagh State Parkway, serving Long Island visitors since 1941. It offers 40 simple air-conditioned rooms on 4 floors, with essential amenities including free WiFi. There’s one suite with an additional sofa bed, and an on-site Italian restaurant.

The hotel is child-friendly and wheelchair accessible. Service animals are allowed on the premises, but no other pets. Current rates start at $120 and include free parking.

The Freeport Inn and Marina

This waterfront 3-star hotel is about 5 miles from Jones Beach Theater. It has 50 rooms and 85 boat slips, so you’ll be in the thick of waterside activity. A rail link just over a mile away takes you to Midtown Manhattan in 40 minutes.

Standard, traditionally furnished rooms start at $141, and offer free WiFi. More modern rooms have mini fridges and rainfall showers, and some have private patios with waterfront views or jacuzzis. It’s wheelchair accessible and provides free parking and continental breakfast. You’ll also have a patio lounge bar overlooking the marina and an on-site restaurant.

Best Western Bar Harbor Inn, Massapequa

This 2-star hotel on Route 27 is almost 11 miles from the Jones Beach Theater. It’s recommended by visitors, and currently priced at $129. This basic franchise hotel offers free parking, WiFi, breakfast, indoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers 72 standard rooms, of which 21 are interior rooms, and it’s wheelchair accessible.

Jones Beach Theater: Restaurants Nearby

A few miles over the bridges on Wantagh State Parkway will take you within range of many restaurants. You can choose from tacos, steakhouses, Italian bistros or traditional American alehouse fare at the Wantagh Inn. In addition, Mexican, Venezuelan, Mediterranean, Irish and diner fare at Applebees are all up for grabs. A few miles west you’ll also find Persian food and an Outback steakhouse.

Jones Beach Theater: Local Attractions

Jones Beach Theater is an area packed with parks and nature reserves. Jones Beach itself has a Wildplay amusement park, where kids enjoy adventure courses and ziplining. When you’re not on the beach, you can go fishing, sailing, boating or hiking, visit adventure parks or historical towns.

The little museum in Wantagh features an original post office, railroad station and a train car in a historical setting. You can see Wantagh’s local history in photographs and preserved items. Near Massapequa is the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, where you can explore the zoological history of the area and see the animals there.