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Summer Bucket List 2018: Enjoy All Of The Seasonal Entertainment That A Long Island Summer Has To Offer!

Whether you're looking to catch some rays or visit a local museum, Long Island is the perfect spot for enjoying the summer!

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There's nothing like spending a beautiful summer day at the beach!

Photo by: Daniela Dimitrova via Pixabay

The arrival of summer on Long Island means three full months of terrific seasonal activities. At 121 miles from end-to-end, there is always something new to discover and an exciting new adventure to embark on. From LI's stunning beaches to beloved outdoor concerts, to say there is a lot to do is quite the understatement. As there isn't a second to waste if all of the summer fun is to be enjoyed, you're going to want to come up with a Summer Bucket List to stay organized!

Check out our Summer 2018 Bucket List below for some inspiration and to help make this your best summer yet!

  • Shop for handmade crafts and enjoy a day of family entertainment at a local street fair!
  • Catch some rays at one of Long Island's famous beaches!
  • Escape the daily grind by spending an afternoon at an arboretum or nature preserve!
  • Cool off with a scrumptious ice cream cone at a great ice cream shop or dessert destination!
  • Take in the sights and sounds of beloved towns like Northport and Port Jefferson!
  • Pedal your way along the hundreds of miles of LI's interweaving bike trails!
  • Eat healthy and support local businesses by shopping at a nearby farmers' market!
  • Feel the rhythm of one of the dozens of shows scheduled at Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater!
  • Bite into the freshest berries after picking your own fruit at an LI farm!
  • Learn something new at one of the 100+ museums across Nassau and Suffolk!
  • Try your hand at angling by casting a fishing line at a river or beach!
  • Bring your favorite four-legged friend to a dog-friendly park and enjoy the summer weather!
  • Witness the awe-inspiring sight of native whales during a whale watching excursion!
  • Fire up the grill and have a delicious barbecue meal with family members!
  • Treat your taste buds to a glass of locally-produced wine at one of Long Island Wine Country's best wineries!

Relax at one of Long Island Wine Country's renowned wineries and vineyards! Photo by Jill Wellington via Pixabay

  • Take a local road trip and visit landmarks like the Montauk Lighthouse and The Big Duck!
  • Dance to the beat at Long Island's local summer concert series!
  • Burn rubber while defending your pole position during a go-kart outing!
  • Grab a kite and spend an afternoon flying it at a nearby park!
  • Refresh yourself with a swim at a public swimming pool!
  • Enjoy an expertly-staged production at a local theatre!
  • Make the most of Long Island's geography by surfing or riding a jet ski!
  • Visit a farm out east and enjoy a day of family fun!
  • Catch a family flick at one of the many scheduled outdoor movie screenings!
  • Gaze up into the clear summer sky and try and spot seasonal constellations!
  • Hop aboard a sailboat or charter boat and enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island's waters!
  • Finally achieve that magical hole-in-one at a mini-golf course!
  • Beat the heat with a relaxing skate at an indoor ice skating rink!
  • Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it with friends and family at a park!
  • Visit one of the many historic lighthouses that Long Island has to offer!