Home to the Long Island Medium of reality television fame and the super-posh Hamptons neighborhood, Long Island manages to pack a lot into a New York island. To rub elbows with the rich and famous, book hotels in the Hamptons during the warmer months of New York City's summer. If you delight in coastal beaches, local vineyards, and historical sites, Long Island can fulfill those vacation dreams as well.
Out and About in Long Island
Long Island hotels book up quickly during its popular summer season, which stretches from May to September, so secure a hotel before planning your sightseeing options. If you come during peak season, the weather will be ideal for swimming along the South Shore or hitting the trails at Camp Hero State Park in Montauk. If you want to take advantage of the calmer winter scene and score cheap hotels in Long Island, stay warm by museum hopping from the Cradle of Aviation Museum to the cluster of museums run by the East Hampton Historical Society.
Eating and Drinking
Early agricultural roots are still obvious in Long Island, not only through various farms, but at some of the best restaurants focusing on serving farm-fresh, local food. When vacationing at hotels in Long Island, you have an array of top-notch restaurants serving wine, seafood, and produce, all grown on or caught off the coast of the island. Walk along the Nautical Mile to find a mix of ice cream parlors, fish markets, and upscale dining that invoke the character of this small seaside village. Stick with local restaurants to enjoy the island's popular clams and fish, as well as wines from numerous vineyards in the area.
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