Do you need a day to get out of your lightning-speed NYC lifestyle? If so, you may want to consider a nice day trip to Long Island. Whether you need some solitude or you plan to travel with family or friends, we want to help you get that much-needed respite. The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau promises visitors beaches, golf, museums, shopping, vineyards, and much more without having to drive far.

Transportation

midsize-car-smallBefore you go, consider booking a car rental rather than taking public transportation. Treat yourself to traveling at your leisure and being on your own timetable. You can either make a reservation online or call us directly at 1-800-750-8782. We offer many van rental, car rental, and SUV rental options, depending on how you’d like to travel.

Beaches

People travel from all over for the fine, white sand of Long Island’s beaches. TripAdvisor recommends Robert Moses State Park as the “Best Public Beach in Long Island.” In addition to the beach itself, you can also take advantage of the other amenities Robert Moses State Park has to offer. You could easily spend your entire day at this one location. Other beaches you may want to investigate include Cedar Beach, Main Beach, or Jones Beach State Park.

Local Attractions

Long Island also has some really great local sites and views you will not want to miss. You will want to check out the Long Island Visitors Bureau list of lighthouses. These towers not only make for picture-perfect scenery, but also speak to the history of Long Island. You may also want to take a drive to the Gold Coast region, where several historic and jaw-dropping mansions still stand prominently on the island. Several of these Long Island mansions even allow visitors to tour. Interested in more Long Island day trip ideas? Follow our blog for more posts on shopping, local Long Island vineyards, and more.