If you've never visited Long Island before, you're in for an exciting time. And if you think you're familiar with the area, you might be surprised at some new and fascinating things to discover.
Its beaches are world-renowned and varied. You can enjoy the world-famous 2,400-acre Jones Beach in Nassau County, which enjoys one of the finest parks and recreation systems in the nation boasting hundreds of acres of nature preserves and miles of white sand beaches. There's also the wide-open spaces of Suffolk County featuring Fire Island National Seashore, a thirty-two mile narrow sliver of a barrier island that encompasses a wilderness area and seventeen different beachfront communities.
Long Island has so much to offer tourists and vacationers. It is truly a land for all seasons. In the middle of all those water-borne activities are arboretums, aquariums, hiking trails, bridle paths, museums, Gold Coast mansions once inhabited by some of New York's wealthiest and most influential people, historic preservation sites dating back to the American Revolution, golf courses galore, sporting events, festivals, fairs, factory outlets, a Native American reservation, parks, preserves and a planetarium.
By land or by sea, winter or summer, from Manhasset to Montauk, North Shore to South, there is nothing missing on Long Island except you.