Summer on Long Island
New York City’s Beachfront Backyard Awaits
Stretching 120-miles in length and easily accessible from the bright lights of New York City, Long Island’s sparkling beaches, historic sites, quaint downtowns, world-renowned wine country and trending epicurean scenes are just a few reasons why visitors are flocking to our shores this summer.
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Sun, Sand & Surf
Long Island’s coastline features miles of pristine white sand beaches and scenic parks. Take part in kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, boating and surfing on the Long Island waters or choose to take a stroll down the boardwalk and lay out in the sun.
Award-Winning Golf Courses
Tee off on award-winning courses and follow in the footsteps of your favorite golf legends. You don’t have to be a pro to play like the pros. Signature events on Long Island’s Golf Courses include 10 U.S. Open Championships, most recently the 118th U.S. Open and the upcoming 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup.
Craft Beverage Culture
Rated by Wine Enthusiast as one of the ‘Top 10 Wine Regions’ in the U.S., Long Island’s beverage scene is booming with over 70 vineyards, breweries and distilleries that are utilizing locally-grown ingredients to create the perfect sip.
Relax & Rejuvenate
Unwind with ultimate getaway options at Long Island’s spa resorts. Pamper yourself with an array of spa choices including invigorating sea mud wraps, Arom-assage and Reike to balance the body’s energy to help promote deep relaxation.
Stay like a local at one of the island’s many charming Bed and Breakfast’s in the heart of Wine Country or escape to a Gatbsy-style mansion on our Gold Coast. From family-friendly finds to luxurious resorts, your ideal getaway is only moments away.
Epicurean Eats & Nightlife
Long Island’s bountiful farmlands and rich surrounding waters lend to the ultimate farm-to-table and fresh-catch experience. The celebrity-chef driven destination is a true foodie paradise. Whether you are grabbing a bite at one of our famed lobster shacks or dining al fresco beachside, Long Island’s epicurean mecca has something for everyone.
A Storied Past
History buffs can travel back in time visiting homes of past presidents, poets, and artists, including President Theodore Roosevelt and Poet Walt Whitman. Our world-class museums and “Great Gatsby” style mansions highlight an era bygone featuring masterpieces by legendary artists. Explore history with fascinating tales of Early Settlers, Revolutionary War Spies, Maritime Adventures, and great advances in Science, Aviation and Transportation.
Not Your Average Shopping Experience
Boutique shops, walkable downtowns, extravagant malls, and outlet deals are just a few of the shopping experiences available throughout Long Island.
Can’t- Miss Summer Events
Look no further than Long Island, NY for the season’s ultimate to-do list. From the Mattituck Strawberry Festival to the annual Oyster Festival, Long Island’s event calendar is brimming with can’t-miss outdoor activities that are fun for the whole family. Annual events include New York Surf Week, the Hamptons Classic Horse Show, Harvest East End, Dragon Boat Race Festival, NY Fit Fest, the Greenport Maritime Festival and more!
Travel Made Easy
The Long Island Rail Road provides car-free travel direct from the heart of Manhattan to the eastern tip of the island, with stops in almost every town running on the hour. In addition, Long Island provides easy access to the ferry, ride share services, private taxi, rental cars and limousine service.