DISCOVER  Long Island

LONG ISLAND, home to glistening shorelines and vibrant downtowns, extends to over 118 miles from Manhattan to Montauk. This beautiful island exudes diversity and offers experiences ranging from urban opulence to charming countryside to world-class beaches. Enjoy this guide that will take you through our rich history, stunning Gold Coast mansions, lighthouses surrounded by serene waters, and plenty of exciting attractions waiting for you to explore. Grab your beach chair, and your BECSPK (if you know, you know), and start planning your journey to discover Long Island!


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 WELCOME TO Long Island

Long Island is a region of riches that borders New York City on one end and forks into the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean with vast vineyards, farmland and historic lighthouses on the other end – with a mosaic of bustling towns and charming villages in between. Well known for our world class beaches and Gatsby-era mansions, Long Island is also where American history was shaped during the Revolutionary War, where celebrities reside along side the nation’s largest population of Veterans, where you can experience high glamour or relax in a hoodie with your toes in the sand. Long Island was the nation’s first suburb, but was also home to the nation’s first ATM, where every Lunar Module that went to space was built, where Lindberg made aviation history and where history continues to be made today. We invite you to enjoy the diverse array that Long Island has to offer for all four seasons and from end to end and shore to shore. There’s no better time than now to Discover Long Island!



Serving as the inspiration for The Great Gatsby, the Gold Coast is home to stunning mansions and pristine gardens tthat housed industry icons and serve as the backdrop for today’s film industry.

Visit Long Island's Gold Coast to explore mansions, castles, and gardens of the 1920s, built by industry tycoons including the Vanderbilts and Guggenheims. The Gold Coast has served as the backdrop for countless Hollywood productions, including Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" music video and the hit series "Succession." Many of these mansions are open for public tours and overnight stays, allowing visitors to step back in time and feel like American royalty.

Local Favorites

STAY: Hilton Long Island- Huntington, OHEKA Castle, The Inn at Fox Hollow

DINE: Besito, Opus Steakhouse, Restaurant PRIME, The Farm Italy, Rare 650

ENJOY: Old Westbury Gardens, Port Salt Cave, Sands Point Preserve, The Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium, Landmark on Main Street



Luxury and legends abound on the North Shore where revolutionary history was shaped and quaint harborside villages offer local flavors and New England-style charm.

Discover the calming North Shore beaches, offering breathtaking views across the Long Island Sound with walkable dining, culture and shopping among the waterfront villages. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the region along the George Washington Spy Trail, where Long Island is credited with turning the tide of the American Revolution.

Local Favorites

STAY: Danfords Hotel & Marina, East Wind Long Island, The Northport Hotel

DINE: Arlo Kitchen & Bar, H20 Seafood & Sushi, Del Vino Vineyards, Curry Club at SaGhar, Insignia

ENJOY: Long Island Museum of Art, History & Carriages, Washington Spy Trail, Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, John W. Engeman Theater at Northport




Featuring some of Long Island’s best white sand beaches and iconic

New York State Parks, the South Shore is a water lover’s paradise.

The South Shore, known as the Maritime Trail, boasts miles of white-sand beaches, including Long Beach, Jones Beach, and Robert Moses Beach, each offering opportunities for surfing, fishing, and boating. Home to the famous Jones Beach Theater, bustling boardwalks, and charming seaside communities, the South Shore provides a perfect coastal escape with a variety of recreational options.

Local Favorites

STAY: The Bellport Inn, Hilton Garden Inn Islip, Lands End Motel & Marina, Shoregate, The Ocean Bay House

DINE: Chops Steakhouse, Drift 82, Salt & Barrel, The Shed West Sayville, Bodhi’s Beach Shack, Buoy 35

ENJOY: WildPlay Jones Beach, Center for Science Teaching and Learning, LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum, Tiki Boat Long Island, Patchogue Theatre for the Perfoming Arts

Jones Beach State Park

Smith Point County Park



Situated off the South Shore lies the famed car-free beach haven: Fire Island—a 32-mile-long barrier island featuring 17 distinct communities—is accessible only by ferry.

Renowned for its serene beaches and centuries-old National Forest, Fire Island caters to different audiences. Whether you're seeking the lively nightlife scene of Cherry Grove, the family friendly Ocean Beach, or the tranquility of Davis Park, Fire Island invites you to find your perfect beach for a car-free experience. If you’re adventurous, be sure to try Fire Island's signature drink, the Rocket Fuel, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Local Favorites

STAY: The Palms Hotel, The Belvedere Guest House, Dune Point, Fire Island Boatel, Fire Island Beach House

DINE: Canes at the FIBH, The Hideaway, Housers

Bayfront Bar and Grill

ENJOY: Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest, Fire Island Lighthouse, Blue Waters Sweet Shop, Kismet Beach, Ice Palace 23 Nightclub

Ocean Beach, Fire Island



Known as “Wine Country,” the North Fork is one of the largest agricultural regions in New York, offering over 60 wineries, seasonal farm stands, breweries, and craft distilleries.

Affectionately referred to as "NOFO" by locals, the North Fork is home to vast farmlands, an award-winning wine country, and charming coastal villages. Visit Greenport Village lined with historic buildings, trendy boutiques, and seafood restaurants, where lobster rolls are the main attraction. The North Fork provides a picturesque retreat and celebrates the changing of the seasons , from fall leaf-peeping to fields of lavender and sunflowers in the spring and summer.

Local Favorites

STAY: The Shoals Suites & Slips, American Beech Hotel, Sound View Greenport, Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Rows North Fork

DINE: Claudio’s Waterfront, North Fork Table & Inn,

Crabby Jerry’s, The Haylard

ENJOY: Harbes Family Farm, Lenz Winery, Sparking Pointe Vineyard, Lavender by the Bay, Southold Historical Museum, East End Charters, Pellegrini Vineyards, GDC Skating

Claudio's, Greenport



This world-famous region features coastal communities and Long Island's most popular getaways: The Hamptons and Montauk, where you can literally get Summer in a Bottle.

The Baker House 1650

The Hamptons & Montauk, Long Island's premier summer destinations, are known for hosting Manhattanites and celebrities, but the roots of their founding fishermen and artists are alive and well. Enjoy chic boutiques and gourmet dining just steps from world class beaches and historic art collections. Accessible year-round, The Hamptons exude quiet luxury while Montauk at "The End of the World," provides a haven of beaches, fishing, and surfing.

Local Favorites

STAY: Baron’s Cove, Canoe Place Inn & Cottages, Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, Topping Rose House, Southampton Inn, The Baker House 1650

DINE: Duryea’s Montauk, Calissa Hamptons, Fisher’s Montauk, Scarpetta, The 1770 House Restaurant

ENJOY: The Montauk Lighthouse, Long House Reserve, Southampton History Museum, Wölffer Estate Vineyard



For a tranquil step back in time, this charming and magical island nestled between the North Fork and South Fork is accessible by car ferry.

If you're seeking a peaceful, magical escape to unwind in waterfront style, look no further than Shelter Island. This scenic retreat has over 2,000 acres of natural preserves that combine casual charm with exclusive privacy. Embraced by boaters, cyclists, kayakers, and nature enthusiasts, this island stands as a cherished local treasure. Discover hidden coves, winding trails, and unique landscapes. Sunset Beach lives up to its name with breathtaking golden hour views.

Local Favorites

STAY: The Pridwin Hotel & Cottages, Sunset Beach Hotel, the Chequit, Ram’s Head Inn, Seven on Shelter

DINE: Weakfish, Dering Harbor Inn, The Terrace, Chez Marie

ENJOY: Crescent Beach, Shell Beach, Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island Yoga & Fitness, the Pridwin Spa, Wades Beach

Sunset Beach



Embark on a journey through Long Island, where an array of vibrant events, luxurious accommodations, and striking white sand beaches await. From the Gatsby-era feel and rich history of the Gold Coast, to the tranquil beauty of Shelter Island, as well as every charming downtown in between—each corner of Long Island offers a unique experience suitable for any traveler. Flights into Long Island MacArthur Airport, numerous train-lines aboard the Long Island Rail Road, private car rental and ferry services, as well as trails for bicyclists, walkers, and runners, all offer a slate of convenient travel on the island. Your journey throughout the entire length of our region, from Manhattan to Montauk, is easily accessible year round. Among your travels, set sail to discover the breathtaking waters of the North Fork, then indulge in a wine tasting tour through the enchanting vineyards of Wine Country, rated one of the ‘Top 10 Wine Regions’ in the world by the experts at Wine Enthusiast magazine. Delight your palate on Long Island with culinary options offering the best of land and sea at various award-winning establishments. Immerse yourself in Long Island's rich history and culture by visiting one of the region’s many attractions like historic museums, music halls, and art museums. Catch captivating live performances at local theaters and world-class venues offering everything from sports to music and comedy, to theatrical shows, and more. Whatever Long Island itinerary suites your particularly interest, it’s guaranteed to be a journey filled with unforgettable moments.



Check off your bucket list with unforgettable adventures that are sure to last a lifetime. Whether it’s catching a show at Jones Beach Theater, learning how to surf, playing a round on the infamous Bethpage Black, horseback riding on the beach, skydiving, learning trapeze, camping on the bluffs at Hither Hills, skipping through a lavender field or shucking an oyster that you pulled from the water yourself, you can live out your dreams on Long Island.

Local Favorites:

Salt & Barrel Oyster Bar

CoreysWave Professional Surf Instruction

Island Jet Skis

Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum

Bethpage Air Show

Sunken Forest

Sunset Surfing

The Northport Hotel



Whether you dream of a luxury beachfront suite and the sounds of the crashing ocean, a trendy boutique hotel in the heart of a bustling village, a historic bed & breakfast nestled in farmlands or a campsite under the stars, Long Island has the perfect place to spend the night. Book a stay at a well-known chain or consider accommodations as unique as the region itself—Gatsby-era mansions, a luxurious castle, and cozy waterfront inns are only a few of the one-of-a-kind settings where you can spend the night.


Regardless of the season, Long Island serves as the perfect getaway, with exciting attractions, must-see events, and easy access to New York City. Throughout the year, our region delights every type of traveler, from apple picking in autumn months to wandering through the enchanting atmosphere of Christmas tree farms, for all the Hallmark movie romantics. When the temperature drops, savor unique experiences like igloo dining at one of the region's many restaurant options. Additionally, Long Island is home to a multitude of events, guaranteeing that excitement abounds no matter the time of year.

Local Favorites:

Harbes Family Farm

Waterdrinker Family Farm


RG|NY Winery






Tulip Festival

Waterdrinker Farms, Manorville

Tiptoe through the tulips and take unforgettable photos. Plus barnyard animals, kids activities, and live music on the weekends.


Kite Festival


Fly your kite at Overlook Beach and watch a professional kite flying show. Presented by the North Babylon Chamber of Commerce.


Cherry Blossom Festival


Venture on a self-guided walking tour of Greenport Village’s 300+ cherry blossom trees and indulge in blossom-themed refreshments and gifts.


Flower & Garden Show

Hicks Nurseries, Westbury

This annual show has a new theme every year with thousands of plants and beautifully landscaped garden displays.



Memorial Day - Labor Day


Bethpage Air Show

Jones Beach, Wantagh

This high-flying aeronautic spectacle is one of the largest and most popular air shows in the country and takes place every Memorial Day weekend.


Alive by the Bay, Alive After Five, Alive on 25 Bay Shore, Patchogue, Riverhead

These block party style street festivals showcase restaurants, craft vendors, and live entertainment, unique to each of these three vibrant downtowns.


Maker Faire

Port Jefferson

An innovative showcase of creativity and ingenuity, where makers of all ages come together to share their passion for DIY projects and technology.


The Fire Island Invasion

Cherry Grove, Fire Island

Seasonal residents of Cherry Grove put on their best drag and gather at the Ice Palace Bar every 4th of July commemorating LGBTQ+ history.


Hamptons Fashion Week

Cherry Grove, Fire Island

A celebration of style and sophistication, designers and luxury brands display their latest collections amidst the luxurious backdrop of the Hamptons.


Long Island International Film Expo


LIIFE showcases over 130 independent films with local and international film screenings, celebrity appearances, and informative panels.


Great South Bay Music Festival


Long Island’s longest-running family music festival with over 50 performers on four stages, family-friendly activities, and an artisan market.


Hampton Classic Horse Show


The Hampton Classic, the country’s premier show jumping event, is also the Hampton’s most extravagant social event.


Shinnecock Indian Powwow


The Shinnecock Powwow is one of the largest Native American gatherings on the East Coast. Enjoy Native  dances and music plus craft and food vendors.



Mid-September - Thanksgiving


Suffolk County Marathon

Jones Beach, Wantagh

The Catholic Health Suffolk County Marathon is one of the most scenic courses, as athletes run across the Robert Moses Causeway.


Great Jack-O’-Lantern Blaze

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

A magical walk through experience with thousands of hand-carved jack-o’-lantern displays, complete with music and special effects.


Long Island Fall Festival

Heckscher Park

The Long Island Fall Festival is a world-class carnival with hundreds of vendors, a beer and wine pavilion, and live music and entertainment.


Famous Food Festival

Tanger Outlets, Deer Park

“Taste the World” with delectable dishes inspired from all around the globe. With over 70 food vendors, live music, and entertainment.


Hamptons International Film Festival


The East Coast’s largest waterfront festival, Oyster Fest has 60+ food vendors an, oyster shucking contests, rides, music, and entertainment.


Oyster Fest

Oyster Bay

The East Coast’s largest waterfront festival, Oyster Fest has 60+ food vendors an, oyster shucking contests, rides, music, and entertainment.


Maritime Festival


Experience Greenport’s maritime heritage with a parade, boat races, local fare, maritime demonstrations, and live music and entertainment.



Holiday Season - Mid-March


Magic of Lights

Jones Beach, Wantagh

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience using the latest LED technology and digital animation.


Light the Lighthouse

Montauk Lighthouse

Celebrate with hot cocoa and holiday music as Long Island’s iconic Montauk lighthouse is decorated with lights for the holiday season.


Port Jefferson Dickens Festival

The Village of Port Jefferson

A weekend of holiday activities, performances, dining, shopping and events as residents line the streets in Dickens-era costumes.



Long Island Restaurant Week (Tri-Annual: January, April, October) Various Restaurants Foodies rejoice as participating restaurants offer prix-fixe menus for guests to experience multiple courses and highlight seasonal ingredients.


BE Salty

Long Island's shores are an invitation to relax and unwind in style. With over 118 miles of coastline, Long Island boasts some of the most stunning beaches on the East Coast. Whether you're drawn to the tranquil waters of the North Shore, offering sweeping views across the Long Island Sound to Connecticut, or the beaches on the South Shore with the crashing waves from the Atlantic Ocean that make them a surfer's paradise, we have some insider tips to make your beach day a perfect one. Dive into the refreshing waters, bask in the white sands, and let the salt-kissed breezes wash your worries away on Long Island's beautiful beaches.



The shorelines of Long Island have been a consistent draw for beach lovers everywhere, so it's no wonder why Dr. Beach keeps naming us at the top of his Top Ten Beaches in the nation list.

The pristine waters of Robert Moses State Park, Cupsogue Beach, Main Beach, and the acclaimed Coopers Beach in Southampton, are worth waking up early to secure the perfect spot. Montauk captures the untamed beauty of the eastern tip, while Ocean Beach in Fire Island provides car-free tranquility. With fine white sand, spectacular waves, and scenic boardwalks, these beaches also feature seaside dining, picnic areas, and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets



SET SAIL & Watersports

Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a newcomer to the world of watersports, Long Island's deep nautical heritage welcomes all to test the waters. Long Islanders, hailing from generations of mariners, share a profound connection with the sea and invite all visitors to experience this pastime. Cast a line off the shores to experience our thriving fishing scene or take a quaint ferry ride to tour historic lighthouses. Long Island's waters become your playground with activities such as paddle boarding, surfing, and kayak excursions.

Local Favorites:

Cross Sound Cruises

Peconic Star Fishing

Gold Coast Water Sports


BE Adventurous

Long Island invites adventurers to venture off the beaten path and discover its hidden gems. From the rugged cliffs of Montauk Point to the quaint hills of the North Fork, the island offers a diverse range of hiking trails suitable for all skill levels, offering breathtaking ocean views, lush vineyards, and tranquil woodlands. But the adventure opportunities do not stop at hiking, as Long Island offers unforgettable experiences on the land, sea and in the sky! Daredevils can experience the thrill of trapeze lessons high above the beach, sky diving, indoor go-kart racing, surf lessons, treetop zip-lining, and much more. Plus championship golf courses provide the perfect backdrop for challenging rounds and stunning vistas. Step outside and explore the island's natural beauty while creating unforgettable memories as you embrace the spirit of adventure on Long Island.


BEAUTY in Bloom

If you think you have to travel to Europe to surround yourself with fields of tulips and lavender to snap Instagram-worthy photos, think again! Long Island's gardens are a testament to the beauty of all four seasons. In spring, vibrant blooms of roses and tulips are on full display, while summer brings hydrangeas, sunflowers, and lavender. Autumn transforms the region's foliage into fiery, colorful leaves and even in the winter, greenhouses are brimming over with plant life. Long Island's gardens and arboretums invite you to enjoy the ever-changing beauty of the seasons.

Local Favorites:

Old Westbury Gardens

Planting Fields Arboretum

Bridge Gardens - Peconic Land Trust

Lavender by the Bay


HIKING, BIKING and Adventure

From winding paths through forests to tracks with scenic ocean views, there's a trail for every outdoor adventurer. Lace up your hiking boots or hop on your bike to discover the beauty of Long Island's landscapes, and make sure to utilize Rails to Trails, where old railway lines have been repurposed for both hiking and biking. Looking for more adventure? Experience self-guided tree-to-tree climbing excursions or take trapeze lessons to get your heart racing to new heights. Take in the sights, sounds, and thrill of Long Island's outdoor playground as you embark on your next adventure!

Local Favorites:

Belmont Lake State Park

Heckscher State Park

North Shore Rail Trail


The Adventure Park at Long Island

I.FLY Trapeze



FARMS and Vineyards

Fresh baked pies, world-renowned wine tastings, warm apple cider doughnuts, and adorable farm animals are just a few reasons why visitors and locals alike flock to Long Island's farm region. Fall harvests and seasonal traditions are plentiful in our region. While most farms cater to family-friendly activities and pick-your-own experiences, Long Island Wine Country calls wine lovers to indulge in a truly remarkable tasting experience. Tucked away within the North Fork lies a collection of vineyards that are as unique as the stories behind them. Savor crisp chardonnays and robust merlots, all while enjoying the beauty of the surrounding vineyard. For a list of how to access award-winning Long Island Wine Country, visit

Local Favorites:

Hallockville Museum Farm

Suffolk County Animal Farm & Education Center

White Post Animal Farm

Animal Farm Petting Zoo

Long Island Wine Country


A GOLFER'S Paradise

Home to iconic golf courses, Long Island is up to par as the top destination for this classic sport, hosting unforgettable professional tournaments like the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open, which will return to Shinnecock Hills in 2026. Play like a pro across the region's diverse landscapes, where courses are nestled in the serene Pine Barrens, sandy shores of the South Shore, the hills of the Gold Coast, and the open expanses of the East End. With nearly 130 golf courses and clubs in the region, over 60 of which welcome public players, golf enthusiasts can enjoy challenging fairways and scenic beauty, making Long Island a golfing paradise for all levels of players.

Local Favorites:

Bethpage Black

Top Golf

Montauk Downs




In 2025, golf’s preeminent event, the Ryder Cup heads to Long Island at the world-renowned Black Course at Bethpage State Park for the very first time.

Bethpage Black Golf Course

In 2025, golf's preeminent event, the Ryder Cup heads to Long Island at the world-renowned Black Course at Bethpage State Park for the very first time.

The PGA's only international tournament, held most recently in Rome, will now be on Long Island. Our region will proudly host the prestigious Ryder Cup in 2025 for the first time, showcasing the talent of the world's elite golfers against the stunning backdrop of Bethpage State Park's Black Course. Bethpage State Park – "The People's Country Club" – is the crown jewel of public golf on Long Island and one of the most popular golf facilities in America. The famed Black Course is a difficult and highly regarded A.W. Tillinghast classic.

Bethpage State Park


BE Cultured

For more than four centuries, Long Island has warmly welcomed the diverse cultures that have settled within its shores. The region’s tapestry of heritage is woven with threads from all around the world and allows visitors to immerse themselves in the cultural mosaic through a variety of avenues. Whether exploring cultural sites and museums, experiencing Broadway-caliber performances in historic theaters, or partaking in various parades and festivals, there is no shortage of ways to embrace the region’s dazzling historic attractions. Long Island's vast cultural scene invites visitors to dive into its diverse traditions while fostering understanding and appreciation for the region’s varied cultures and communities.




Explore the rich art scene of Long Island, where galleries and cultural institutions abound. Delve into the region's creative spirit as you wander through exhibitions that showcase both contemporary and historic works of art. Long Island has long been a source of inspiration for artists, with its attractive landscapes and vibrant communities serving as a backdrop for countless masterpieces.

Local Favorites:

The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages

Patchogue Arts Council

The Gold Coast Arts Center & International Film Festival

Parrish Art Museum

Guild Hall


HAIL TO History & Science

Discover stories of high society during the Gilded Age to the brave patriots who fought in our American Revolution. From the maritime heritage of our fishing forefathers to famous poets, artists and scientists, the island's history lives on through elegant estates, nautical charm, and museums dedicated to daring innovation. Whether you're taking a tour at one of our historic homes or riding in a tank while taking part in WWII reinactment, Long Island offers a wealth of experiences to uncover the depths of its fascinating history.

Local Favorites:

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor

Walt Whitman Birthplace

Navy Seal Museum

Tesla Science Center




The year 2026 will mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of

Independence, and Long Island played a critical role in Revolutionary history.


To commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution on Long Island, Discover Long Island is showcasing our region’s integral role in the Revolutionary War effort. Take part in this exciting celebration with a visit to a Long Island historical site like Sagtikos Manor, participate in a reinaction or watch holograms come to life and tell their stories from their perspective at Raynham Hall and Three Village Historial Society. Follow the "Washington Spy Trail" featuring legendary landmarks of the "Culper Spy Ring," where local patriots served as spies to pass British intelligence on to Gen. Washington. This remarkable chapter in history, made famous by the AMC series "Turn," invites visitors to trace the footsteps of these brave individuals and explore Long Island's enduring legacy in the fight for independence.




The world of theater awaits you on Long Island, where the stage comes alive with incredible productions. From Broadway-worthy shows to intimate local performances, Long Island's theaters offer an exciting opportunity for an entertaining evening. Each venue contributes to a thriving environment of creativity and expression, making our region the perfect destination for theater enthusiasts.

Local Favorites:

CM Performing Arts Center

John W. Engeman Theater

Landmark on Main

The Staller Center

The Suffolk

Patchogue Theater


BE Out & About

Long Island has long been a refuge for New Yorkers to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. But no matter where you’re from, you can enjoy a weekend of shopping, dining, relaxation, sports, and entertainment, Long Island has all of the trends of NYC without the crowds. Sophisticated fashionistas and bargain hunters alike flock to Long Island for high-end designers, boutique shopping, one-of-a-kind antiques, and specialty shops. Surrounded by water and home to one of the largest and most preserved agricultural regions in New York State, Long Island has a long history of serving up the freshest catch and farm-to-table fare with unrivaled views. Long Island’s award-winning spas and salons provide a rich range of services, from fireside and beach side massages, to the latest beauty trends, and breathtaking hotel-spa retreats for a relaxing getaway. Long Island's sporting landscape also plays host to prestigious events like the Triple Crown horse races, where the finest horses compete for a top spot at the Belmont Stakes. World-class sporting facilities coupled with top-tier amenities offer a seamless experience for athletes and spectators alike. See and be seen as you head out on the town to enjoy the nightlife and live entertainment Long Island has to offer. Rock out to a concert under the stars, dance the night away to DJs spinning all night, or enjoy an intimate performance or comedy show. You may even spot a celebrity or two.


SHOP SMALL - Walkable Downtowns

Long Island's walkable downtowns offer a charming blend of history, culture, and community, inviting visitors to stroll along picturesque streets. From waterfrong downtowns offering picturesque dining and shopping to local bookstores, vibrant theaters, cultural institutions and bustling nightlife, Long Island’s downtowns are the heart and soul of our destination. Find your favorite bagel shop and pizzeria, meet a local artisan, stroll along Main Street and enjoy a local brewery all in one of our many charming downtowns that are accessible via the Long Island Rail Road. Download our Discover Long Island App to find a local store or event near you:

Local Favorites:


Port Jefferson




East Hampton


WINE & Dine

Get a taste of Long Island's culinary scene, ranging from clam shacks and oyster shucking to fine dining restaurants that showcase the best of both land and sea. Choose to dine al fresco with scenic waterfront views or immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of our downtown scenes with plenty of local and international cuisine to choose from. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the acclaimed Wine Country, home to over 60 vineyards, where you can sip and savor locally crafted wine made with the finest ingredients. For a full list of vineyards visit:

Local Favorites:

Calissa Hamptons


Curry Club at SaGhar

Arlo Kitchen

Farm Italy



BE PAMPERED - Spas & Wellness

Start your journey of rejuvenation with Long Island's spas and wellness boutiques. Treat yourself to luxury facials and body treatments, find skincare products crafted from pure ingredients, or practice personalized wellness coaching to find the level of exercise that works best for you. Explore bespoke services designed to promote mindfulness and relaxation, encouraging guests to slow down and be present.

Local Favorites:

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

Topping Rose House & AIREM Spa

The Spa & Salon at East Wind

Port Salt Cave

Naturopathica Spa & Healing Center

Joy of Acupuncture


TEAM Spirit

Sports enthusiasts on Long Island have plenty to be passionate about from major league hockey, minor leage baseball and even the presitious Triple Crown. Long Island's sporting landscape offers year-round opportunities to bask in the sun during a Long Island Ducks baseball game, sit on the beach to watch championship surfing, break out your best hat for a polo match or don your jersey to cheer on The Islanders at the beautiful UBS Arena. If you’re an athelete yourself, you can play a round of championship golf, run the Suffolk Marathon or even try your skills at New York’s only Ironman competition. Whatever your passion, Long Island's sporting heritage invites you to join in the excitement and celebrate the thrill of competition.


MUSIC & Entertainment

There's no better place to kick back and let the good times roll than at one of Long Island's music and entertainment halls. Legendary artists like Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Ashanti, Debbie Gibson, and Pat Benatar, who grew up on Long Island, have left a mark on the island's musical legacy, making it a top attraction for music lovers of all kinds. Our region offers a range of music venues, including iconic outdoor venues during the summer months, where world-class performances are complemented by the soothing ocean breeze.

Local Favorites:

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

The Paramount

Catholic Health Amphitheater at Bald Hill

Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame

UBS Arena




Long Island is the ultimate getaway to share with your loved ones, offering endless opportunities for adventure, laughter, and heartwarming moments. Whether you're planning a romantic trip with your sweetheart, a memorable family vacation, or a much-needed girls' trip, Long Island is the place to be! Dive into the sparkling waters of our scenic beaches, savor exquisite dishes at waterfront restaurants, or get a glimpse into the past at one of our many historical sites. From beach bonfires to rooftop cocktails, Long Island sets the stage for endless fun and excitement. So pack your bags, round up your crew, and get ready to make memories that'll last a lifetime on our island oasis.



Romance reigns on Long Island from beautiful gardens and breathtaking beaches to opulent mansions and waterfront escapes. Live out your Hallmark romantic dreams by strolling hand in hand through our charming downtowns or take a blissful and rejuvenating retreat at one of our luxurious spas..

Local Favorites:

Oheka Castle


Baron's Cove

Lux Picnic

Chops Steakhouse

The Union



With plenty of exciting attractions, amusement parks, and petting zoos on Long Island, there is no shortage of family-friendly activities that ensure year-round entertainment for all ages. Create lasting memories with your loved ones as you explore fun activities just waiting for you to discover. Long Island's destinations for families ensure a perfect day out filled with laughter, learning, and adventure.

Local Favorites:

Urban Air

United Skates of America Roller Skating

Adventureland Amusement Park

Splish Splash Water Park

Long Island Aquarium

Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Animal Farm Petting Zoo



Grab your gal pals and get ready for an unforgettable escape on Long Island! Whether you're dreaming of laid-back beach days under the sun or indulging in some pampering at a luxurious spa, Long Island is the ideal place for a safe and fun girls' getaway or bachelorette party. Picture-perfect vineyards to rosé the day away and our downtowns packed with restaurants and bars promise endless giggles, relaxation, and Instagram-worthy moments with your besties. Pack your sunnies and your favorite swimsuit because Long Island is calling—and it's time for some fun in the sun!

Local Favorites:

Calissa Hamptons

Del Vino Vineyards

Downtown Patchogue

Selfie Clubhouse

Croteaux Vineyard

Bedell Cellars


PET Friendly

Long Island is where Pet Lovers BeLong. Furry companions are warmly welcomed on our island, making it a perfect place for pet owners. From dog-friendly wineries and breweries to pet-friendly parks offering ample space for playtime and exploration. There's no shortage of outdoor adventures to enjoy together.

Local Favorites:

Harbor Pet

Long Island Farm Brewery

Sands Point Preserve

Six Harbors Brewing Company


Old Westbury Gardens

Jason's Vineyard

Lenz Winery


BELONG on Long Island

Come and discover the heart and soul of Long Island living. With unparalleled access to New York City, along with world-class beaches, a distinct four-season experience, and a nationally acclaimed public-school system, Long Island is among the most sought-after living locations in the United States, offering an exceptional quality of life. Its magnetic appeal has evolved Long Island as a top choice for businesses, incubators of innovation, and families in search of the blend between urban amenities and the charm of a suburban lifestyle. In every corner, you'll discover a commitment to equity, ensuring that opportunities are accessible to all. From businesses championing inclusivity to educational institutions fostering a diverse and welcoming environment, Long Island is not just a location; it's a community where everyone is welcome. Find your place on our region, with the celebration of diversity, education, and innovation – Long Island is where you BeLONG.


EQUITY, Diversity, & Inclusion

Throughout history, the iconic New York Harbor has stood as a symbol of the American Dream, extending a warm embrace to millions of immigrants from around the world, and Long Island reflects this tradition of diversity and welcoming spirit. From the cherished, generationally owned Jewish delis to museums commemorating the invaluable contributions of the African American community and preserving the profound history of Long Island’s Native American. Additionally, our landscape is adorned with Pride festivals — from Fire Island, the Hamptons and beyond — Long Island has the most premier LGBTQ-friendly destinations.

This region takes immense pride in celebrating and embracing the cultures that have not only contributed to the foundation of Long Island, but also continue to fuel its thriving economy and inspire its cultural offerings. We extend this celebration to our visitors and residents, encouraging them to explore and lend support to Long Island’s impressive array of minority-owned businesses. By spending with intention, we collectively contribute to their growth and prosperity, fostering an environment that echoes the inclusive spirit that defines Long Island.



Long Island offers convenient access by air, rail, land, and sea, making it easily reachable from various locations. Just a short train ride from Manhattan, visitors can fly directly into Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) situated centrally within the region. Alternatively, the Long Island Rail Road provides service across the island, offering car-free access to iconic beaches, lighthouses, Gold Coast mansions, and championship golf courses. Travelers can set sail on a ferry to explore Fire Island or Shelter Island, or traverse between the North Fork and the South Fork. To experience the renowned wine country, simply arrange a guided tour through a car service. With a plethora of convenient travel options and mass transit services available throughout the region, getting around Long Island is a breeze.

Local Favorites:

Sayville Ferry

Mark of Elegance

LuxCar Rentals

National Charter Bus Long Island

East End Charters

Easy Charter Bus