Seven bridges and two tunnels connect the city of New York to its beachfront backyard, Long Island. A year-round destination, the 120-mile-long fish-shaped island is abuzz during attracting visitors around the globe with its sparkling beaches, iconic sites, quaint downtowns, world-renowned wine country, and famed Hamptons.
From scenic waterfront restaurants to blooming lavender fields, Long Island offers vacationers a true escape with something for everyone.
Culinary enthusiasts can enjoy some of the best farm-to-table fare featuring regional favorites from the destination’s bountiful farmlands and surrounding waters. From seaside shacks where you can savor the catch of the day with a view to top rated restaurants led by renowned chefs including Tom Schaudel’s Jewel Restaurant in Melville, Jospeh Realmuto’s Nick & Toni’s in the Hamptons and Michael Psilakis’ MP Taverna in Roslyn – Long Island is a foodie’s paradise.
Adventure seekers can climb to the top of the many storied lighthouses or venture out on a hike through the 300-year-old Sunken Forest, a rare natural formation. World-class golf courses, surfing hot spots and ultimate fishing are just a few of the open-air activities available to visitors.
Long Island’s craft beverage scene is booming with over 70 vineyards and breweries that are utilizing locally-grown ingredients to create the perfect sip. Rated by Wine Enthusiast as one of the ‘Top 10 Wine Regions’ in the world, our varietals and lively brew scene are attractions in and of themselves with locations scattered across Long Island’s north and south shores.
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 artists such as de Kooning, Pollock and a spot light of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis at the Cradle of Aviation museum – the location where the pioneer’s 1927 flight departed for Paris.
We are the inspiration behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and AMC's "Turn: George Washington's Spies"; location of "Royal Pains" and "The Affair" and reality series "Fire Island", "Summer House" and "Kardashian's Take The Hamptons." Home of The Belmont Stakes, Oheka Castle and the Montauk Lighthouse, Long Island is a destination that is no stranger to the spotlight in fact a few of our most famous residents include Billy Joel, Amy Schumer, Billy Crystal, The Baldwins, Steve Buscemi, Kenneth Cole, Mariah Carey and Francis Ford Coppola.
New York City’s beachfront backyard is waiting – Discover your Long Island today.