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.

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.

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, grew up here and miss it!

Hiking on Long Island. Can't wait to break in my gear.

10 Best Hiking Trails on Long Island

Montauk Lighthouse - Long Island, New York, USA.    Jackie and her cousin just came back from Montauk last night.

Montauk Lighthouse - Long Island, New York, USA. Jackie and her cousin just came back from Montauk last night.

25 things you don't understand about Long Island (Unless you're from there). And yes, Little Vincents has the best pizza. Ever. Anywhere.

25 Things You Don't Understand About Long Island (Unless You're From There)

25 things you don't understand about Long Island (unless you're from there) - Nassau is better, sorry not sorry.

Watercolor Map of Long Island - Hurricane Sandy Relief. $20.00, via Etsy.

Watercolor Map of Long Island for Hurricane Sandy Relief by Tiffany Pelczar. All proceeds go directly to The Red Cross.

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, NY Stony Brook doesn't have a village in the true sense of the word. This is just a little shopping center that calls itself "Stony Brook Village"

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

Free Things to Do on Long Island Photo © The American Guitar Museum - Photo © The American Guitar Museum

Visit Long Island Wineries - Suggested Itinerary for a North Fork Vineyard Tour …

North Fork Vineyard Tour: Long Island Wine Tasting

The actual Gatsby home of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in Great Neck, Long Island, New York

F Scott Fitzgerald's Gateway Drive home in Great Neck, New York

Gatsby Home of F Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald * Great Neck * Long Island * New York

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.

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