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Long Island New York's Best Attractions To When You Visit New York City

Updated on June 25, 2011
adventureland farmingdale new york:
Adventureland, 2245 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1018, USA

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atlantis marina riverhead new york:
Riverhead, NY, USA

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montawk lighthouse montawk new york:
Montauk Lighthouse, 2000 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5600, USA

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Fire Island:
Fire Island, NY, USA

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jones beach wantagh new york:
Jones Beach, Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY 11793, USA

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Fire Island

Great place to visit for museums, shopping, wildlife, and beaches during the summer.

Fire Island is an intersting place to visit because you cannot drive there. You can only park your car in 3 other towns called Bay Shore, Patchogue, and Sayville. Then, you need to take a ferry over. The ferry ride is 15 minutes, but the view is beautiful. With over 35 restuarants in over 20 towns on Fire Island, you can stay there for several days. One place you can visit is Sunken Forest which has beautiful wildlife you can view and walk down its path that stretches for 3 miles. I jog on it.


Adventureland is Long Island's largest amusement park with over 15 games and 30 rides, including 2 roller coasters, 12 kiddie rides, and 15 adult rides. I take my daughter every year.

Adventureland is like a 1/5 the size of Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, but just as exciting. Ride the Hurricane Roller Coaster or for children, they can ride the Lady Bug Coaster. Adventure Land also includes a haunted house, Ferris Wheel, Flying Wave (the famous swing ride), Himalayan Music Express, two water flumes, bumper cars, and a train that circles the park, which is ideal for families.

Atlantis Marine World

Atlantis is Long Island's largest Aquarium and Marina. From over 10 exhibits including Butterfly free flies, snorkeling adventures, Sea Lion Kiss, Penguin Encounter, Shark Dive, there is so much.

I went there several times with my daughter and it is one of her places to visit.

Your kids can even be Scientist for a Day where they pretend to be a biologist. Scientist For A Day is open to children nine to fourteen years of age.

Another cool event is Sleep With the Fishes. Children can actually sleep over on certain nights and this is good for birthday parties and other events.


Montawk Lighthouse and Montawk Point is the eastern most tip of Long Island. The lighthouse is a great historic attraction and it includes two museums. You can rent hotel and motel rooms and there are amazing seafood and Italian restaurants in the area.

When I saw there, I even took a kayak ride across the lake and aw the scenery that way. Montawk Point is also located east of the Hamptons is a group of elite towns on Long Island and Amagansett which is where Billy Joel and Jerry Seinfeld used to live. The Hamptons are also known for 25 amazing wineries.


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      Dolores Monet 

      6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      We once visited Long Island and loved Montawk. We also visited Theodore Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill at Oyster Bay as one of my sons was crazy for TR. A wonderful place for folks who like history.

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      Bruce Chamoff 

      7 years ago from New York

      That's cool, travel_man1971. I think the port of LI is in Long Island City.

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      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      In 2004, our commercial tanker vessel discharged cargo at the port of LI, New York. But, during that time, all seafarers were cautioned to go ashore because something bad happened at the mainland. I cannot mention it here, but nevertheless, I loved to rekindle my experience there as a seafarer.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Bruce Chamoff 

      7 years ago from New York

      Thanks, Marellen. I have to add photos for these attractions as well.

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      7 years ago

      Love sightseeing with you. Thanks for sharing this informative hub. If I'm ever in the area....I will be sure and check them out. Voted UP!!


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