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New York Lifestyle

Long Island offers a diverse lifestyle like no other place can. Its close proximity to both the hustle and bustle of city life and the peaceful tranquility of beach life as well as everything in between these extremes, makes Long Island the ideal place to call home whatever your style or interests may be.

No matter where you are on Long Island, you will be enchanted by the welcoming small town lifestyle; quaint shopping villages, small cafes, local farm stands, just an all around friendly community feeling. Only a short distance away you can enjoy all that New York City has to offer; fine dining, theater, dancing, designer boutiques, whatever your heart desires.

Weekend adventures may include a ferry ride north across the Long Island Sound to explore the Connecticut coastline. A ferry ride across the Great South Bay would take you to various points on Fire Island depending upon your departure location. Visit one of our plentiful farms for seasonal apple or strawberry picking and the best fresh produce and homemade pies around! When the air is cooler and the leaves start to fall you can get lost in a cornfield maze and pick the perfect pumpkins. In the winter there are plenty of sledding and ice skating “hot spots” and great skiing is only a short distance away. Drive through the Jones Beach extensive Holiday Light show in December. Watch the spectacular July 4th fireworks display from many of our beaches or from Bald Hill. Learn about the significant role Long Island played in worldwide aviation and space exploration. Visit one of our many vast educational aviation museums. View the amazing Air Shows on Memorial Day weekend at Jones Beach. Sign up for flying lessons or take a helicopter ride at one of our local airports, or just sit in the cockpit of an actual war plane on display. Long Island is abundant with rich history and artifacts. We are fortunate to have historical mansions and museums in just about every town. Gain a better understanding about the Long Islanders before us that were a major contributing factor in making Long Island what it is today.

Or you could take time to relax and enjoy nature at one of our many parks, or arboretums. Play a round of golf on one of our many beautiful courses, or take a bike ride or fish. Enjoy a drive out east to “The End” and explore the Montauk Lighthouse. Stop to take a tour at some of the wineries along the way, and enjoy a “lobster roll” from one of many east end seafood restaurants.

No matter the season there is always something to do on Long Island and memorable traditions to be made in the process.