The Long Island is a name that New Yorkers might be talking of frequently especially if they happen to be living in The Big Apple for a long time. But the island county is also a place to visit if you are new to the area. There are many things to do for the residents and visitors too can participate in those.

If you are on a visit to the island with your family, you do not have to worry about getting bored at home with a tv or an aging grandmother.

Why Should You Visit Long Island? Like we mentioned above, there’s plenty to do for you and your family.

The fine sand beaches and famed golf courses and things to do with family, you will not have to look far to find a reason to visit the island. But you may look for the best time to visit so you can make the most of your holidays.

It has a long line of beaches that are a top attraction. Stephen Leatherman who specializes in beaches and is known as Dr Beach, lists Long Island as one of the top 10 beaches in America to visit each year. More than mile long powder fine sand and the pounding surf of Montauk and the celebrity haunts in the Hamptons, beaches are the best attraction in this island county.

If you like vineyards and are looking forward to visit one, Long Island’s East End has a long line of vineyards. Some on the North Fork and others on the South Fork. There are wine tastings and other entertainment offered by vineyards where you can taste the delicious drink for free. Some also offer their yard for weddings.

The Hamptons is home to the rich and famous. It is situated in the South Fork of the easternmost end of Long Island. It encompasses the towns of Southampton and East Hampton. Bridgehampton is home to the annual Hampton Classic horse show. Spend your time in the beaches, celebrity watching, fine dining and visiting museums. The island sees many folks coming to visit it from other parts of Long Island, New York and beyond.

Surfing in Montauk, a surf town located within the town of East Hampton is considered “Un-Hampton”. One can visit the historic Montauk Lighthouse, which is now open to public. In 2009 it was named the one of the 10 Best Surf Towns in America by Surfer magazine.

How about trying your hand at golf? There are many private and public golf courses and Bethpage State Park features five world-class, 18-hole courses, but the most famous one is its Black Course. The US Open was held here back in 2002 and 2009.

Consider visiting the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. It was known earlier as the Summer White House. The nation’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt once lived in this 23-room home which is now a national historic site in Oyster Bay. Enjoy the Roosevelt museum and nature trails on the grounds that he and his family once enjoyed.


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