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Stretching 86-miles from eastern Long Island to the tip of Montauk, Suffolk County is a mecca of Long Island attractions housing the region’s famed Hamptons, North and South Forks, Long Island Wine Country and many of the island’s quaint and historic downtowns. Long Island’s Suffolk County 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’s Suffolk County is the perfect retreat whether for a day trip from Manhattan or a week-long vacation. Plan your visit today and discover Long Island.
Visit one of our many charming downtowns filled with one-of-a-kind local artisan wares in addition to high-end brand name boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and more. Some of Suffolk County’s liveliest downtown scenes can be found across Fire Island, throughout the maritime villages of the North Fork and the celebrity-studded communities across the South Fork
Visitors looking for the ultimate shopping experience need look no further than the Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead featuring over 165 designer and manufacturer outlet stores.
Suffolk County 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.
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 Montauk 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 Wine Country: Rated by Wine Enthusiast as one of the ‘Top 10 Wine Regions’ in the world, Long Island has over 60 vineyards for visitors to experience in its iconic East End. From crisp white varietals to versatile rosés, for more than 40 years Long Island has grown award-winning, high quality wines. Those looking for an upscale experience can head to Bedell Cellars or try single varietal producers like Sparkling Pointe, which produces exclusively sparkling wine.
Brew Trails: Long Island is experiencing a craft beer renaissance with small-scale breweries popping up across the region. A few stand out micro-breweries not to miss: With over a dozen beers on tap daily, Great South Bay Brewery in Bay Shore is a mecca for local brews. Favorites include Blood Orange and Snaggletooth. Greenport Harbor Brewing has two brewing locations to choose from – its original on Carpenter Street in Greenport and a bottling plant/tasting room in Peconic. New this is season is Summer Ale in a can – the perfect summer party accessory. Since 1998, Blue Point in Patchogue has been setting the standard for beer in New York and beyond. It’s legacy, Toasted Lager, is a smooth amber lager that pairs perfectly with fresh seafood and a view of the water. Click here Long Island Craft Beverage Trail .
Suffolk County is Long Island’s agricultural hub sowing 36,000 acres of farmland each year, nearly 20,000 of which are permanently preserved. Farmer’s markets, produce stands and pick-your-own farms are easily accessible to visitors seasonally, complete with outdoor activities that are fun for the whole family. Don’t miss the Mattituck Strawberry Festival, an annual event that kicks-off the season June 15-18. Click here for Pick-Your-Own Farms.
Long Island’s Suffolk County boasts a selection of award-winning hotels and resorts. Whether you are looking for an iconic Hampton bed and breakfast such as The White Fences Inn, a contemporary escape such as the recently renovated Gurney’s Montauk, a charming New-England style retreat at Danfords Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson or a true island experience at The Palms Hotel in Fire Island – Staying Suffolk is an easy way to transform any vacation into an unforgettable experience.
Train Schedule, Flights, Ferries, Limos… Hop aboard a Long Island train, schedule a flight into one of several major airports or take advantage of the roadways, ferries and buses, as well as Long Island limos, car rentals and taxis–it’s easy to get around Long Island.