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Long Island welcomes guests annually to enjoy its beaches, home-grown farmers’ markets, local vineyards and award-winning resorts. As we head into the summer season, Long Island is the perfect retreat whether for a day trip from Manhattan or a week-long vacation. Plan your visit today and Discover Long Island.
Long Island is a destination that is rooted with family-friendly attractions. The Long Island Maritime Museum, FINtastic aquarium, home of the Long Island Ducks – our minor league professional baseball team, amusement parks and over a dozen parks attract visitors from around the globe.
This summer don’t miss the chance to travel back in time and bring history to life with a “Tri-Spy” outdoor adventure. Historian Margo Arceri guides cyclists, walkers and kayakers through actual trails where the British and Patriots once roamed during the Revolutionary War on Long Island. Follow in the footsteps of the famous men and women of the Culper Spy Ring who helped change the tide of the American Revolutionary War and inspired the popular AMC series TURN. September 16th marks the 2nd annual Culper Spy Day, a festival celebrating the historic impact of Long Island’s famed spies.
Long Island is known for its famed coastline featuring miles of pristine beaches and scenic parks and is home to some of the most popular spots to catch some summer rays.
Celebrity-studded Main Beach in East Hampton and Coopers Beach in Southampton have both been rated number one in the nation by international beach expert Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University – a.k.a. “Dr. Beach.” Each year, surfers flock to Point State Park and Ditch Plains where waves reach record heights for the eastern seaboard.
Wildwood State Park and Robert Moses State Park are other popular South Shore ocean spots. Fire Island, designated a federal National Seashore, is a 32-mile-long barrier island located just across the Great South Bay from mainland Long Island. Its 17 small communities, which are only accessible by passenger ferry, are known for their sparkling beaches and lively nightlife.
Long Island, New York beaches are world-renowned for their fine white sand, spectacular waves, miles of boardwalks, beach trails, restaurants, picnic areas, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
Spend the day in the fresh air and warm sunshine with friends and family at one of Long Island’s farms. Pick your own peaches, apples, strawberries, blueberries and more.
From sophisticated, top-rated restaurants, to tiny bistros with an up-and-coming chef serving fresh Long Island seafood and the best from New York wineries, to a casual East End lobster and crab shack, Long Island restaurants offer plenty to dine on.