Long Island is worthy of its name. It is 118 miles in length and traveling from destination to destination might mean an hour or more on the road. So make the most out of your Long Island trip by getting a bus rental in Long Island from BusRental.com and seeing more of the Island comfortably and conveniently.
What can you do in Long Island?
1. Experience the best beaches in the world! Long Island has miles and miles of beautiful beaches. Check out Long Beach's soft sand and wonderful sun. You can sunbathe, swim or just read in the shade. You can also walk down or ride a bike down the boardwalk. Or visit Jones Beach State Park, where you get 6.5 miles of sand, a boardwalk and the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. On Memorial Day, you could also catch the Jones Beach Air Show here. Another event that you should not miss is the Fourth of July Fireworks. Further, you should check out if there are rock concerts happening at the Bay Stage.
East Hampton has Main Beach, where you get to lounge on white sand with the celebrities. There is a fireworks show on Labor Day weekend that you should not miss. North Shore beaches also offer something else. Sea Cliff Beach offers a more intimate beach experience and the chance to see Victorian houses, while Oyster Bay Beach has children and sailing programs, kayak rentals and a chance to see the Nantucket Lightship. This is also the hometown of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
There are also the beaches at lovely Fire island. There is also a boardwalk and you could visit the Fire Island Lighthouse
Other beaches you should go to include:
2. Go on a historic tour of Long island. Get on a bus rental in Long Island and tour the many sites that tell you the history of the place. Such a tour will take you to the Long Beach Hotel, which was opened in the 1880s. It will also take you to Ouimet Canal, along with the three other canals that were named for well-known golfers: Sarzan, Hagen and Bob Jones. Other places you could visit for a touch of history is the Hotel Nassau, the Tower Baths, the Walt Whitman Birthplace, the Masury Estate Ballroom, the Walks, the Felix House, the People's Church, the Sagmore Hill, and the Long Beach LIRR Station. There are more than 400 historic places here that you could choose from! On top of these sites, there are also heritage museums you could go to here that tells you everything from Native American history to the area's whaling industry.
You could also tour the many mansions that dot the island, such as the Bourne Mansion (Oakdale, NY 11769), the Caumsett Historic State Park (Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743), and the Mansion at Timber Point (Great River, NY 11739).
3. Experience the best museums, arts and culture attractions. Long Island has great venues for art and culture, giving you a taste of the diversity of the place. You could go to Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages (Stony Brook, NY 11790), Nassau County Museum of Art, the Parrish Art Museum (Watermill, NY 11976), the Heckscher Museum (Huntington, NY 11743) and the Hofstra Museum (Hempstead, NY 11550).
If you want to go for a cultural show or a theatrical performance, then there are more than two dozen places you can go to. Check out the performances at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum & Exhibition Center (Uniondale, NY 11553), the Tilles Center (Brookville, NY 11548), and the Staller Center (Stony Brook, NY 11790). There are also more intimate spaces at various communities, such as the Gateway Playhouse (Bellport, NY 11713), John Engeman Theater (Northport, NY 11768) and the Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor, NY 11963).
There are also several sites here that are focused on aviation and science. Check out Long Island Science Center (Riverhead, NY 11901), American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport (Farmingdale, NY 11735), Cradle of Aviation (Garden City, NY 11530), The Custer Institute and Observatory (Southold, NY 11971) and the Grumman Memorial Park (Calverton, NY 11933).
4. Check out the outdoors here. Aside from the beaches, there are a lot of outdoorsy stuff that you can get into while in Long Island. You name it, the many communities in Long Island have it!
Camping. You can have a choice from beachfront camping grounds to wooded parks for your camping trip. Check out some of the best camping sites where you can also fish, ride horses, swim and go boating. Battle Row Campground (Old Bethpage, NY 11804), Cupsogue Beach County Park (Westhampton, NY 11978), Eugene Nickerson Beach & Campground (Lido Beach, New York 11561), Indian Island County Park (Riverhead, NY 11901) and Smith Point County Park (Shirley, NY 11967) are just some of the recommended.
Fishing. Long Island has top-notch fishing options with more than 400 miles of shoreline. You could get a bounty of fishes from one of the many marinas in the island. You should also check out the major fishing competitions that happen from June to October, such as the Ducks Unlimited Striped Bass Tournament, the Star Island Shark Tournament and the South Shore Surf Fishing Classic.
Golf. The golf courses in Long Island are world-class. With more than 60 golf courses to choose from, you always have one near you!
Hiking and biking. You can hike and bike at one of the many wonderful paths in Long Island. See the two-centuries-old Sunken Forest in Fire Island, or go to the highest point at Jayne's Hill. There are other interesting biking and hiking trails that you could enjoy here.
Horseback riding. You can enjoy a fun horseback ride or a competitive game of polo. One of the best places to go to is Montauk, where you can find Deep Hollow, the oldest cattle ranch in the United States. Or have a polo game at the Bethoage Park Polo fields.
Ice skating. For some fun on the ice, check out the outdoor rinks at:
There are also indoor skating rinks at Catiague Park and Freeport Recreation Center.
Fly! Yes, you can take to the skies in Long Island. Check out the many sky adventures that Long Island offers. Check out Air Hamptons for a private charter, Sky Sailors (Westhampton Beach, NY 11978) for sightseeing flights or Skydive Long Island (Calverton, NY 11933) for skydiving trips.
Aside from these activities, you should also take time to relax at one of the many parks in Long island. Check out the best:
5. Have fun shopping. Long Island shopping takes you from big shopping malls to discount laden outlet malls to quaint little town shops. There is the Americana Manhasset (Manhasset, NY 11030) for the best luxury shopping you can do on the island. Other malls here include the Broadway Mall, Roosevelt Field Mall, Smith Haven Mall, Walt Whitman Mall, Westfield South Shore Shopping Center and the Westfield Sunrise Mall (Massapequa, NY 11758). Amazing deals await you at Discount Outlets (Carle Place, NY 11514), and two Tanger Outlet Centers here.
6. EAT! Have a feast at the George Martin Restaurant, where you can get great steaks and seafood, and great service too. The Lake House offers you a peaceful dining experience with amazing views and great seafood. Matteo's is a great Italian restaurant that allows you to share your food with the rest of the group, the portions are huge. Besito Mexican Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in the entire Long Island.
7. Visit the wineries. Long island also has great wineries where you can taste the area's best wines. The climate here is similar to Bordeaux, France, so the wines are comparable to the world's best without the expensive price tags. Check out the many wineries here as they provide free tasting events that combine great wines, beautiful vineyards and top-notch entertainment. You could also visit the local breweries such as Southampton Public House, Greenport Brewery and Blue Point for that great local beer and drafts.
These are just some of the best things you can do on Long Island, and there are a lot more to keep you occupied. So call 1 866-569-2012 to reserve your bus rental in Long Island. If you have already decided, then get a free online quote to start with your Long Island vacation plans!