Long Island is the largest island in the continental United States, stretching 120 miles eastward from Manhattan to Montauk. The diversity of things one can do and experience once they get here is endless. Only on Long Island can you go from peaceful country farmland to the most exciting city in the world, New York City, in just about an hour.
The beaches on the South Shore of Long Island are absolutely amazing; the only thing missing here are Palm Trees. The waters surrounding this island are excellent for navigating small watercraft; while the endless inland waterways are perfect for kayaking or paddle boarding. There are plenty of marinas where you can rent a boat for the day or even a week, and sport fishing off the cost of Long Island is considered the best in the world. There is certainly no shortage of water on this island and there are a great number of state and local parks designed around everything from ponds and lakes to oceans. If you like water, you will love it here.
If you like excitement then Long Island will thrill you with two very popular amusement parks, Splish Splash water park and Adventureland. On Long Island they are always celebrating one thing or another; there are festivals and events held throughout the year ranging in everything from Mattituck’s Strawberry Festival celebrated in June, to Port Jefferson’s beloved Dickens Festival held in December.
Rich in history Long Island was once host to Washington’s Spy Ring and was well known for its whaling and ship building villages. Today these same villages have become fascinating and relaxing tourist destinations. World class historical and aeronautical museums can be found here as well as world class shopping to fit any budget. You want it, this island has it.
Long Island has it all and the choices of things to see and do here are as endless as its sandy beaches.
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