Long Island is a hidden treasure that is only miles from Manhattan. If your trip to New York doesn’t include a stop in Long Island, then you are missing out. Long Island is a diverse place that has something for just about everyone. The 118-mile-long island is a dream for fashion fanatics, a great place to decompress, and has a large number of diverse entertainment options.
Great for Fashion
Long Island is a great place to find the latest fashions. The island boasts some of the world’s largest malls and stores that feature in-demand clothing and accessories. While you’re on Long Island be sure to visit the sprawling Roosevelt Field Mall, which has 256 stores to visit, including Abercrombie and Fitch, Bloomingdales, Louis Vuitton, and many more, according to Malls Center. Manhattan is not far away, so expect to see many of the same lines that grace the runways.
Great to Decompress
New York is one of the greatest cities in the world but it can be exhausting. Long Island offers many opportunities to relax and find your center again. Long Island has beaches, forests, and national parks to enjoy. According to Budget, Lake Ronkonkoma County Park is a great way to begin or end a visit to Long Island as it’s located right next to the airport. When the hustle and bustle of Manhattan threaten to overwhelm you, take a time out with a trip to Long Island.
Great Entertainment Opportunities
Long Island has many unique entertainment options as well. The Long Island Children’s Museum can be a great place to spend an educational day with your family. You can also catch a Long Island Ducks baseball game or attend one of the many Islanders hockey games that the Nassau Coliseum hosts. If you are still craving nature, you can take a trip on some of the many chartered boats that leave from the docks of Long Island. Whatever your entertainment desire is, chances are Long Island has something for you, your family and your friends.
Once you visit Long Island for the first time you will realize why no trip to New York is complete without a stop on “The Island”. Whether you are into fashion, nature and relaxation, or world-class entertainment, Long Island likely has something for you. Next time you plan for a trip to New York, be sure to set some time aside to visit Long Island. You will be glad that you did.
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