Long Island Vacations

Long Island, located in New York, United States of America, is the perfect destination for a weekend escape or a longer stay.

This city lies some 130 miles (209 kilometers) from the state capital of New York, Albany and about 45 miles (72 kilometers) from New York.

Here in Long Island, there are many beautiful natural reserves that are well worth exploring. Among the more significant of these around the area are Forest Park and Sunken Meadow State Park. Also try Bethpage State Park and Forest Park, if you have the time to see more of the area’s rich biological settings.

If you are looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, schedule a visit to the lovingly curated museums in Long Island. Among the most popular museums in Long Island are the Vanderbilt Museum and the thought-provoking Heckscher Museum. The Dolan DNA Learning Center and the Havens House are two more museums well worth visiting.

There’s no excuse to neglect your game when visiting the Long Island area, which boasts some of the most challenging fairways in the region. Forest Park Golf Course and Oyster Bay Golf Course are two of the area’s premier golf links. Noyac Golf Club and Long Island National Golf Club are just two more great local courses worth checking out if time allows.

Explore the various scenic public parks and gardens of the area. Among the best manicured parks and public gardens for nature lovers are Agawam Park and the Grumman Memorial Park. Other great urban outdoor options in Long Island include Orient Beach State Park and Bay Shore Manor Park.

There are few nicer ways to experience The true taste of a region than to spend a day sampling the expertly crafted wines of its wineries and vineyards. Whether you’re a visiting or local wine lover, you will love Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard and Roanoke Vineyards, two of the most acclaimed producers of fine wines in Long Island. Hidden Vineyard and Wolffer Estates Winery are the other recommended wine producers in the area that are worth checking out.

Long Island is famous for being a great place to shop till you drop so make sure you get your fix of retail therapy while you are here. Grab a bargain, splash out on a little luxury or just enjoy people watching. In Roosevelt Field Mall and Tanger Outlet Center there is a huge selection of fashion and lunch treats. Smithaven Mall and Walt Whitman Shops are other bustling shopping centers.


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