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!

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!

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

Underrated Towns on Long Island That Are Better Than the Hamptons

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

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 was something hauntingly beautiful about it. There are hopes of someday restoring it.

Lavender By The Bay | Lavender by the Bay has been growing the highest quality lavender on Long Island, NY, 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.

Lavender By The Bay | Lavender by the Bay has been growing the highest quality lavender on Long Island, NY, 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.

Hopping on the North Fork Wine Wagon/ 25 Cool Things to do on Long Island

25 cool things to do on Long Island

67 Steps Beach in Greenport. This is my favorite beach to go to when we go home to visit.

Long Island’s North Fork, a world away from the Hamptons

67 Steps Beach in Greenport. This is my favorite beach to go to when we go home to visit.

Instead of blowing up your summer travel budget on one extravagant weekend in the Hamptons, use this guide to the best free and cheap things to do on Long Island that won't leave you high and dry.

29 Things to Do on Long Island for Less Than $15

Instead of blowing up your summer travel budget on one extravagant weekend in the Hamptons, use this guide to the best free and cheap things to do on Long Island that won't leave you high and dry.

old westbury gardens, long island, new york, gold coast, walled garden, flower, flowers, nature, plants, garden

old westbury gardens, long island, new york, gold coast, walled garden, flower, flowers, nature, plants, garden

61 Reasons Long Island Is Actually The Best Thing About New York - One of the many places I've lived, sorta forgot how great it really was.

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

61 Reasons Long Island Is Actually The Best Thing About New York - One of the many places I've lived, sorta forgot how great it really was.

North Fork Day Trip - Long Island Travel

A Day Trip to Long Island's North Fork

USA, New York, Long Island, the Hamptons, Westhampton Beach, Beach Erosion Fence Photographic Print

USA, New York, Long Island, the Hamptons, Westhampton Beach, Beach Erosion Fence

USA, New York, Long Island, the Hamptons, Westhampton Beach, Beach Erosion Fence Photographic Print

Long Island, New York - The Long Island Railroad [6] runs from Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan to various points on Long Island on many branches. Service is not as frequent as the NYC subways. Take the Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station to Long Beach ($8.25 one way during off-peak hours) and from there go south to the beach itself.

Long Island, New York - The Long Island Railroad [6] runs from Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan to various points on Long Island on many branches. Service is not as frequent as the NYC subways. Take the Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station to Long Beach ($8.25 one way during off-peak hours) and from there go south to the beach itself.

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

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

10 Best Hiking Trails on Long Island | Huffington Post NY

The 10 Best Hiking Trails on Long Island

10 Best Hiking Trails on Long Island | Huffington Post NY

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