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!
Underrated Towns on Long Island That Are 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.
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.
Long Island, New York - The Long Island Railroad  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.