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North Shore: The Gold Coast

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A Life of Luxury on Long Island’s Gold Coast

Luxury and legends abound on the North Shore, the area north of the Long Island Expressway stretching from Sands Point Preserve on the west to Wildwood State Park on the east. Known as Long Island’s Gold Coast, iconic attractions include Old Westbury Gardens, Oheka Castle and Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium.

Tour the sites of America’s First Spy Ring which is credited by General George Washington as being a leading factor in turning the tide of the American Revolution during the 1700s. Explore the quaint harborside villages of Huntington, Oyster Bay, Stony Brook and Port Jefferson for downtown dining, shopping and incredible views.

The North Shore is also known for its rocky beaches on the Long Island Sound, upscale shopping areas including Americana Manhasset, nature parks, museums and innovation sites including Brookhaven National Lab and Cold Spring Harbor Lab.

Arrive on the North Shore car-free using the Long Island Rail Road, fly into Long Island MacArthur Airport or hop aboard the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson ferry as a walk-on or with your vehicle from Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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