Long Island has a lot to offer visitors. Sometimes all of us living on Long Island forget all the amazing jewels it offers us. Have you ever considered a Long Island Staycation?

Beautiful sun melting into pink skies and blue waters.

For your consideration: A Long Island Staycation

Montauk Point Lighthouse & State Park

East End of Route 27, Montauk

Montauk Point Lighthouse and State Park has dense trees and shrubs, along with wetlands, then turns in sandy rocky beach over the bluffs. It’s also home to the 1792 Montauk Light, one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States. Walk to the top and view the entire park!

Jones Beach State Park

Wantagh, 11793

Jones Beach State Park is probably one of the most popular beaches on Long Island. It’s not just a beach, but also home to:

  • A famous boardwalk
  • Fishing
  • Food Concessions
  • Basketball
  • Miniature Golf
  • Jones Beach Theater
  • Jones Beach Nature Center

Walt Whitman Birthplace

246 Old Whitman Road, Huntington Station 11746 

Walt Whitman, famous poet/writer, was born on Long Island in 1819, and his cottage remains preserved for visitors to explore. 

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum

200 Main Street, Sag Harbor 11963 

19th-century Greek Revival mansion that houses century-old jawbones, tools, weapons, artwork, historical documents and seasonal temporary exhibits LINK: 

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

180 Little Neck Road, Centerport 11721

The Vanderbilt Museum is the former 43-acre estate of William K. Vanderbilt and includes the Vanderbilt mansion chock full of furnishings, art and more. There’s also a:

  • Marine Museum
  • Curator’s Cottage
  • Boathouse
  • Gardens
  • Seaplane Hangar
  • Planetarium
  • And so much more

Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury 11568

Formal gardens, woodlands, ponds, lakes and landscaped grounds surround a Charles II-style mansion creating Old Westbury Gardens. John S. Phipps built the mansion in 1906, and houses English antiques and art.

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay 11771

Visit the 67-room Tudor revival residence Coe Hall. The land is where the former estate of railroad executive William Robertson Coe and his wife once had their estate. Visit not just Coe Hall, but also the greenhouses, paths, gardens and much more (like a guided tour of Coe Hall).

Sagamore Hill

20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay 11771

On the North Shore of Long Island, Theodore Roosevelt lived in the Sagamore Hill home from 1885 until 1919. He was often known to call it is Summer White House. After his death, the home was eventually turned into the Theodore Roosevelt Museum and declared a National Historic Site.

Long Island Game Farm

489 Chapman Boulevard, Manorville 11949

The Long Island Game Farm is not just a children’s zoo, but also a wildlife park.

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City 11530

Long Island has a long and vast history in aviation history. The Cradle of Aviation Museum is home to over 60 aircraft and airplane models, along with the never-used Apollo Lunar Module - LM-13 - that was part of the cancelled Apollo 18 mission.

Long Island Children’s Museum

11 Davis Avenue, Garden City 11530

Kids of all ages love the Long Island Children’s Museum. It’s full of interactive exhibits, and have a schedule of activities each day for kids to participate in. A huge favorite exhibit is the News12 broadcast desk, along with the bubbles exhibit.

The Heckscher Museum of Art

2 Prime Avenue, Huntington 11743

The Heckscher Museum of Art features a collection that includes about 500 years worth of art from not only the United States, but also Europe.

White Post Farms

250 Old Country Road, Melville 11747

White Post Farms is a working family farm on Long Island that’s been around since the 1800s. Visit the animals, pick fresh produce and buy yourself a home-made pie. You can hang out with birds in the aviaries, and go for pony rides.

Sure, traveling off of Long Island is an option for your next vacation. But, wouldn’t it be great to hop in your car and experience some Long Island Staycation fun right in your own backyard. Of course, if you’re driving your car, make sure you’ve reviewed your car insurance policy with your Tango Insurance Agent.

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