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  • 1. Boardwalk

    Promenade/Boardwalk

    The boardwalk is the social and sentimental heart of Long Beach, so when the beloved historic structure was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in...Read More

  • 2. Jones Beach State Park

    Beach–Sight

    Eleven miles east of Long Beach, this 6½-mile-long expanse of white sand is one of the best-known and most popular of Long Island's beaches...Read More

  • 3. Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center

    Zoo/Aquarium

    With touch tanks, a submarine simulator, sea lion kisses, swimming with the sharks, and a shark keeper program, this aquarium offers a truly...Read More

  • 4. Old Bethpage Village Restoration

    Historic District/Site

    Re-creating a pre–Civil War farming community, this living-history museum sits on 200 pastoral acres with soft hills and lovely meadows. The...Read More

  • 5. Parrish Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Opened in November 2012, the new Parrish Art Museum, originally established in Southampton in 1898, blends perfectly with its surroundings....Read More

  • 6. Pugliese Vineyards

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The Pugliese family, in the spirit of the late founder and partiarch Ralph Pugliese, makes good, down-to-earth affordble wines that are local...Read More

  • 7. "Home Sweet Home" Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The 19th century poet, playwright, and actor John Howard Payne so loved this circa-1720 saltbox home that, it is said, it became the inspiration...Read More

  • 8. Adventureland

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    This amusement park, operating since 1962, is good family fun, with more than 30 thrill rides, kiddie rides, a ghost house, a couple of water...Read More

  • 9. Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    You can visit this 125-acre park over and over again and have a different experience each time. After enjoying refined gardens with statues...Read More

  • 10. Bedell Cellars

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Merlot is the benchmark of the region, and Bedell's reputation as the area's premier maker of this wine attracts serious wine lovers. The tasting...Read More

  • 11. Blue Point Brewing Company

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    These local brewers may have made it big, but they've never strayed from their roots of creating—and drinking—some really good beer. About 4...Read More

  • 12. Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    For more than four decades, Long Island's founding vineyard has been bringing a little piece of Tuscany close to home. A former barn near the...Read More

  • 13. Cathedral of the Incarnation

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The 1876 Gothic-style cathedral, the bishop's house, and the St. Mary's and St. Paul's school buildings were all part of an elaborate memorial...Read More

  • 14. Caumsett State Historic Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Set in magnificent Lloyd Neck, which juts into Long Island Sound, this park covers 1,500 acres and includes a sliver of beach and a bridle path...Read More

  • 15. Cedarmere

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The prominent 19th-century poet, civic leader, and newspaper editor William Cullen Bryant lived in this house, built in 1787 by Quaker farmer...Read More

  • 16. Children's Museum of the East End

    Museum/Gallery

    Here, as their motto says, learning begins with play. This is a perfect place to let kids run off some steam on a rainy day, or just to take...Read More

  • 17. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Eight outdoor tanks at this educational center hold the largest collection of native freshwater fish, turtles, and amphibians in New York State...Read More

  • 18. Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    One of the highlights of this museum's permanent exhibits exploring Long Island's whaling industry is a fully equipped 19th-century whaleboat...Read More

  • 19. Corey Creek Vineyards

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    A short, winding road leads to this airy, chaletlike tasting house with a spacious deck and one of the best vineyard views in the area. They...Read More

  • 20. Cradle of Aviation Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The museum, housed in two 1932 hangars, is a tribute to Long Island's reputation as the "cradle of aviation." Displays here include a 1929 Brunner...Read More

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