Introducing Long Island
Private-school blazers, nightmare commutes, strip malls colonized by national chains, cookie-cutter suburbia, moneyed resorts, windswept dunes and magnificent beaches − and those accents. Long Island, a long peninsula contiguous with the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, has all of these things, which explains its somewhat complicated reputation. The site of small European whaling and fishing ports from as early as 1640, Levittown, just 25 miles east of Manhattan in Nassau County, is where builders first perfected the art of mass-producing homes. But visions of suburban dystopia aside, Long Island has wide ocean and bay beaches, important historic sites, renowned vineyards, rural regions and of course the Hamptons, in all their luxuriously sunbaked glory.
Long Island destination guides
Long Island Wine Country Day Trip from New York City
Spend a relaxing day outside of bustling New York City with this day trip to Long Island’s beautiful wine country. Travel by luxury coach to Long Island’s North Fork region and visit three well-known wineries, each with its own unique character. Sample 13 different wines and enjoy live music as you relax and take in the picturesque countryside landscape.