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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.

Top Hotels in Long Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 NT$3,093 per night

Located in Queens, this romantic hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, United Nations Headquarters, and 5th Avenue. Empire State Building and Grand ...

3.8/5Good! (1,873 reviews)

"check in was welcoming & quick. room had a nice layout, comfy bed. my two complaints were that both the shower & tub had someone else’s hair there... doesn’t look like it was cleaned. shower floor looked like it wasn’t cleaned either, mold spots on the floor too. king size bed only had two pillows. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/2

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Hilton Garden Inn Melville
Hilton Garden Inn Melville
3 out of 5
1575 Round Swamp Rd, Plainview, NY
The price is NT$3,471 per night

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (947 reviews)

"This was a good stay. The staff was very responsive to my needs. They wore masks and did a good job with creating a safe environment for their guests."…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/29

Hilton Garden Inn Melville
Hilton Garden Inn Queens/JFK Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Queens/JFK Airport
3 out of 5
14818 134th St, Jamaica, NY
The price is NT$2,522 per night

Located in Queens, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Resorts World Casino and within 9 mi (15 km) of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and Prospect Park. St. John's ...

3.8/5Good! (1,482 reviews)

"Convenient to New York State, Queens JFK , and the south conduit."…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/3

Hilton Garden Inn Queens/JFK Airport

Popular places to visit in Long Island

Barclays Center Brooklyn
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Barclays Center Brooklyn

4.5/5(667 reviews)

Catch an event at Barclays Center Brooklyn during your trip to Brooklyn. Experience the acclaimed theater scene and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Brooklyn Bridge Park
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Brooklyn Bridge Park

4.5/5(225 reviews)

Sunbathe alongside locals, enjoy views of Manhattan from the bike paths or enjoy gourmet food at this popular Brooklyn park.

Prospect Park
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Prospect Park

4.5/5(34 reviews)

With many acres of rolling hills, wooded alcoves and lush gardens, this park is a great place in Brooklyn for a lazy afternoon or an outing with the family.

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

4/5(15 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, a popular green space in Flushing. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

Brooklyn Museum
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Brooklyn Museum

4/5(147 reviews)

See the Egyptian antiquities, a rotating selection of international art and a mammoth collection of American artworks in this impressive museum.

Long Beach
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Long Beach

4/5(351 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Long Beach, a popular beach in Long Beach. While in this family-friendly area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

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