With the weather finally getting nice, Long Islanders want to get out and enjoy. There are so many great things to do while staying on our Island. At 118 miles in length, Long Island has bragging rights as the longest and largest island in the contiguous United States. It has a maximum north-to-south expanse of 23 miles wide.
Long Island has more towns and villages than Hollywood has movie stars, and it can get a little confusing even to those of us who are born and raised here. In Nassau County we have three towns: (Oyster Bay, Hempstead, North Hempstead) and two cities (Long Beach and Glen Cove). In Suffolk there are ten towns: Babylon, Brookhaven, East Hampton, Huntington, Islip, Riverhead, Smithtown, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold. as well as two Indian reservations (Poospatuck and Shinnecock). In addition there are local hamlets and villages within these towns that are too numerous to mention.
We've got it all-arts, culture, history, beaches, golf, shopping, farms, and family fun. Sometimes we forget what we have in our own backyards. It was difficult to narrow this down, but here are the Top 10 Attractions on Long Island, in no particular order.
- The Hamptons
- The Big Duck
- Golf Courses
- Splish Splash Water Park
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