With nearly two solid months of the summer season left to go, the fun on Long Island is only just beginning to heat up! If you're looking to kick back and relax a bit, though, there are more than a few local destinations perfect for a day trip or weekend retreat! From Greenport to Stony Brook, these towns are ideal for both couples and families!

Whether you’re a visiting tourist, a native Long Islander, or just looking for something different to do in your own hometown, Long Island day trip guides are here to help you plan your next trip.

12 Cool Towns That Make Long Island a Year-Round Star - Travelzoo

12 Cool Towns That Make Long Island a Year-Round Star

Often considered a summer beach getaway, Long Island is a destination year-round, with charming villages, historic sights and huge parks.

Things to Do on Long Island: Towns Better Than the Hamptons

Underrated Towns on Long Island That Are Better Than the Hamptons

There are much better options than a crowded Jitney. Skip the Hamptons and head to one of these underrated Long Island towns.

Lavender By The Bay | Lavender by the Bay has been growing the highest quality lavender on Long Island for more than 15 years. We offer fresh cut bunches (when available) ,dried lavender, lavender plants, lavender sachets and crafts, and honey from our own bee hives.

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Long Island boasts miles of beautiful beaches. Learn about some of them, including Main Beach, Coopers Beach, Jones Beach and more.

The 6 Best South Shore Beaches on Long Island

FREE things to do on Long Island! Great Little list for places to go with your Little! Like a guitar museum in New Hyde Park? Cool!

21 Free Activities on Long Island

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10 Best Hiking Trails on Long Island | Huffington Post NY

The 10 Best Hiking Trails on Long Island

Earn your hiking stripes and bragging rights by exploring Long Island's finest trails. Traverse past haunted lighthouses stuffed with peg legs, otherworldly landscapes, sunbathing seals, and sparkling seasides.

The coolest things to do on Long Island

The best things to do on Long Island, New York

Find the best things to do on Long Island, New York from North Fork wineries to garden tours at Old Westbury

Long Island, New York... most township look like this .. many have been rebooted and the New England storefronts are back and people are back in town and out of the big box malls etc....we want small again.... thats me anyways...

Stony Brook Village, Long Island, New York. most township look like this . many have been rebooted and the New England storefronts are back and people are back in town and out of the big box malls etc.we want small again.

Cedar Island Lighthouse, New York- One of our favorites from this trip. A one and a half mile walk (each way) along the beach to reach this one. Great beach-combing along the way. Though it is abandoned and the doors and windows are bricked shut, there was something hauntingly beautiful about it. There are hopes of someday restoring it.

Cedar Island Lighthouse, New York- One of our favorites from this trip. A one and a half mile walk (each way) along the beach to reach this one. Great beach-combing along the way. Though it is abandoned and the doors and windows are bricked shut, there wa

But DID YOU KNOW that the very best thing about it is this lovable fish-shaped island? | 61 Reasons Long Island Is Actually The Best Thing About New York

61 Reasons Long Island Is Actually The Best Thing About New York

DID YOU KNOW that the very best thing about NY is this lovable fish-shaped island? Reasons Long Island is actually the best thing about New York)

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