Long Island Travel Guide


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Plan Your Long Island Vacation

At 1,377 square mi, Long Island is the largest island on the East Coast, as well as the most varied. From west to east the island shifts from overcrowded roads and suburban sprawl to verdant farmland and fruit-laden vineyards punctuated by historic seaside villages.


Long Island Hotels

More than 340 lodging properties across Long Island—chain hotels, oceanfront condos, cottages, and bed-and-breakfasts—provide close to 15,000 rooms. Most...read more


Long Island Restaurants

Every conceivable cuisine is served at restaurants, cafés, and diners across Long Island, but fresh seafood is the most notable regional specialty. It's...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Long Island

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Long Island Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Long Island

    Beaches: Whether you prefer the white sand of Fire Island, the more expansive beaches of Southampton, or the surf culture of Montauk, Long Island... Read more

  • Long Island Beaches

    Clean white-sand beaches are Long Island's main attraction for most visitors, whether their idea of beach fun is lounging on the warm sand, watching... Read more

  • Wineries

    The white-sand beaches of the North Fork encircle a broad, central agricultural belt that, it turns out, has near-perfect conditions for ripening... Read more

  • The North Fork Wine Trail

    When Louisa and Alex Hargrave planted their first grapevines at their eponymous vineyard in 1973, they also planted the seeds of a new North... Read more


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