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December 17, 2010 11:34 ET

Visit Ronkonkoma Hotels for Holiday Events at the Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium

Holiday Festivities, Events Offer Something for Everyone in Ronkonkoma

ISLANDIA, NY--(Marketwire - December 17, 2010) - Holiday excitement at the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium is easy with great hotels in Ronkonkoma, NY that offer warm accommodations and easy access to one of Suffolk County's finest attractions. Whether visiting the fabulous Vanderbilt Museum, participating in the renowned "Storytime under the Stars" or experiencing Image Cycling first-hand under the dome, there's something for everyone at the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium this holiday season.

While enjoying gracious accommodations at one of the sophisticated hotels near Ronkonkoma, guests can take in all the wonder of the magnificent 43-acre Vanderbilt Museum complex which includes the Gold Coast-era mansion, a marine museum, natural history habitats, gardens, natural history specimens and an extensive collection of the former William K. Vanderbilt II estate. The complex is also home to the Planetarium which offers a variety of special events and in addition to year-round Planetarium sky shows.

Guests seeking more vigorous entertainment may want to experience a new twist to the popular "spin" classes, as a unique holiday Image Cycling ride is planned for Dec. 16 in the Planetarium Dome. The hour and a half long ride combines music, images, planetarium effects and creative coaching for an unforgettable experience under the stars. Cost of the ride is $35 and guests will need to register for the event and may do so at

"Storytime under the Stars" is a perfect family outing to the Planetarium, and brings to life favorite bedtime stories in the planetarium theater. Everyone in the family will enjoy the thrill as these classic stories come to life under the star-filled skies on December 19. Reservations are recommended for this program and may be made by calling 1-631-854-5579.

Offering attentive service and distinctive guest rooms and hotel suites, the Islandia Marriott Long Island hotel offers travelers a great location for taking in all the fun and excitement of these special events and other popular area attractions. Providing complimentary airport shuttle service to and from Long Island MacArthur Airport, the Marriott is a standout among ISP Airport hotels, and is also conveniently located just off exit 58 of the Long Island Expressway, convenient for a variety of entertainment options including Long Island's North Fork Wineries and the popular Tanger Outlet Mall.

About the Islandia Marriott Long Island Hotel

The Islandia Marriott Long Island Hotel provides guests with well-appointed accommodations with sophisticated amenities and a full-service restaurant. All rooms are equipped with Plug-In technology and high-speed Internet access in addition to flat screen televisions with premium movie channels and in-room movies on command. A concierge level is also available for added amenities and all guests have access to the relaxing waters of the hotel's heated indoor pool, whirlpool and newly renovated fitness center.


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