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Long Island
Travel Guide

Long Island which includes a marina

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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Where to stay in Long Island

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 NZ$175 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Located in Queens, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and United Nations Headquarters. ...
4/5Very Good! (1,124 reviews)
"The place is complete. It has everything to enjoy. Pool, restaurant, really nice view to the city, the hotel room pretty clean, nice balcony."

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2021

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
TWA Hotel at JFK Airport
TWA Hotel at JFK Airport
4 out of 5
One Idlewild Drive, JFK International Airport, Jamaica, NY
The price is NZ$307 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
Located in Queens, this hotel is 5.4 mi (8.7 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! (397 reviews)
"Architecture of the Building"

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2021

TWA Hotel at JFK Airport
Crowne Plaza JFK Airport New York City, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza JFK Airport New York City, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
138-10 135th Ave, Jamaica, NY
The price is NZ$219 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
Located in Queens, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Resorts World Casino and within 9 miles (15 km) of St. John's University and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. ...
3.8/5Good! (1,038 reviews)
"It was a good hotel."

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Crowne Plaza JFK Airport New York City, an IHG Hotel
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.
Spacious Aquila 36 Hydrofoil Catamaran Yacht
Spacious Aquila 36 Hydrofoil Catamaran Yacht
35 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY
The price is NZ$5,735 per night from 25 Jun. to 25 Jun.
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic houseboat is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Three Mile Harbor and within 3 miles (5 km) of LongHouse Reserve and Pollock-Krasner ...
Spacious Aquila 36 Hydrofoil Catamaran Yacht
Villa Machis
Villa Machis
3.5 out of 5
2765 Deerfield Rd, Sag Harbor, NY
Located in the heart of Sag Harbor, this villa is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge and within 3 miles (5 km) of Noyac Golf Club ...
Villa Machis
New Listing: Oceanfront Luxury Home Perfect for Getaway
New Listing: Oceanfront Luxury Home Perfect for Getaway
5 Oceanview Terrace, Montauk, NY
Nestled on the beach, this Montauk holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of South Edison Beach, Kirk Park Beach and Fort Pond. Ditch Plains Beach and Montauk ...
New Listing: Oceanfront Luxury Home Perfect for Getaway
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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