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Long IslandUnited States of America

Head east from the big-city environment of Manhattan to parks, museums and beaches. Enjoy the mix of affluent and laid-back communities on this long island.

Some of the biggest attractions of Long Island are its beaches, starting less than a 1-hour drive from New York City. Coopers Beach in Southampton and the Main Beach in East Hampton are two of the most popular beaches along the Atlantic coastline. Bring your swimsuit and Frisbee to Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, Hither Hills State Park and Montauk Point State Park, where you’ll find the iconic Montauk Point Lighthouse. End a summer of sun with Labor Day fireworks at East Hampton’s Main Beach.

Take a ferry to Fire Island, a narrow barrier island stretching along the southern coast. Relax on beaches on the inner and outer shorelines and walk along dunes to the Fire Island Lighthouse.

The area offers more than just beaches. Long Island’s North Shore is known as the Gold Coast for its early 20th-century mansions, as depicted in The Great Gatsby. Visit Old Westbury Gardens, Oheka Castle and Vanderbilt Museum. On the south shore is the more modern, affluent part of the island, the Hamptons. Drive around to view huge modern mansions, play at high-end golf courses or mingle at coffee shops with summer residents vacationing from New York City.

For excellent cultural experiences, select from dozens of museums and art galleries. Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington has five centuries of Western art while the Parrish Art Museum near Southampton focuses on contemporary art. Tour the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City for the story of aerospace. Enjoy a music concert or big-name comic performance at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. See Broadway shows or children’s productions at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport. Simply relax at the athletic facilities of Nassau County’s Eisenhower Park.

Drive, take a bus or ride the Long Island Rail Road from Pennsylvania Station. Montauk on the eastern tip of Long Island is about 120 miles (190 kilometers) from the heart of Manhattan.

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Top Hotels in Long Island

Hilton Garden Inn Melville
Hilton Garden Inn Melville
3 out of 5
1575 Round Swamp Rd, Plainview, NY
The price is $103 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24

Situated in Plainview, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Old Bethpage Village Restoration and within 3 mi (5 km) of Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (942 reviews)

"The property was well maintained. The front desk clerk, restaurant staff & facilities which I came in contact with were friendly & displayed great cusomer service."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Melville
TWA Hotel
TWA Hotel
4 out of 5
One Idlewild Drive, Jamaica, NY
The price is $135 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29

Located in Queens, this hotel is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Resorts World Casino and within 12 mi (20 km) of St. John's University and Arthur Ashe Stadium. Citi Field ...

4/5Very Good! (29 reviews)

"A really cool, interesting hotel with a really great attention to detail on the retro theme. A visual delight with lots to explore. Room was spacious, clean and really attractive. A little expensive but a cut above any other airport hotel I've ever been to - it's a real experience. It'd be a fun ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

TWA Hotel
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY
The price is $95 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Located in Queens, this romantic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and United Nations Headquarters. 5th ...

4/5Very Good! (1,050 reviews)

"Hotel was nice. Cleanliness was fine. Views was insanely beautiful. Bed was hard and pillows were lumpy. :-( I sleep at a lot of hotels and my back doesn’t feel that bad ever. Bed faced the city though so that was great. :-)"…"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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Vacation Rentals in Long Island

Montauk Manor
Montauk Manor
3.5 out of 5
236 Edgemere St., Montauk, NY
The price is $80 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Situated near the beach, this condo resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shadmoor State Park, Fort Pond, and Fort Pond Bay Beach. South Edison Beach and Montauk Downs ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (348 reviews)

"He is an amazing property! The view is exceptional and clean and cozy. We had a great experience"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Montauk Manor
The Hermitage
The Hermitage
3.5 out of 5
2148 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY
The price is $150 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Nestled on the beach, this Amagansett condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Napeague State Park and Walking Dunes Trailhead. Hither Woods Preserve is ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)

"Had a great time for my mini-honeymoon! Would definitely recommend it."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

The Hermitage
Born Free Suites by the Sea
Born Free Suites by the Sea
3 out of 5
115 South Emerson Avenue, Montauk, NY
The price is $134 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated near the beach, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of South Edison Beach and Kirk Park Beach. Fort Pond and Second House Museum are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (118 reviews)

"Great location across the street from the beach. Studio with full kitchenette, dining area, and sofa. A coffee table, nightstand, and more accessible electric plugs would have been good."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Born Free Suites by the Sea
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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