Long Island has witnessed a transition from an ageing industrial area to a high-end professional hub in New York state, yet it has preserved ample attractions worth visiting for travelers craving for a change.
More than a century old, the Queensboro Bridge connects Queens to Manhattan and is listed among the most spectacular bridges in the country.
Gantry Plaza State Park
A formerly jilted industrial area now proudly stands as a blooming riverfront along with an esplanade for those meandering walks.
One can have a fulfilling gaze at Manhattan's illuminated skyline from this 12 acre oasis, that holds sprawling lawns, multi-game courts and a fishing area too.
Old Westbury Gardens
An enormous mansion built in 1906, Old Westbury is surrounded with gorgeous gardens, a shimmering river and a 'Charles 2' kind of architecture. It has a rich collection of English antiques and artifacts.
The Hamptons sure comes under the most popular areas in Long Island City where the elite dwell. Along with a country-feel of Hamlets, it is a pronounced place for the 'Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show'.
You can spot celebrities at the blue beaches, rustic museums and posh restaurants here.
Tagged as one of the ‘Top Surf Towns in the USA’, Montauk is a peaceful location that exudes serenity.
The legendary Montauk Lighthouse, happens to be a landmark for numerous stories. In fact, Netflix's Original drama 'Stranger Things' is based on the real-life parallels of Montauk!
Folks who love ferry-rides will enjoy this picturesque bout.
'Shelter Island ferry ride' is a fun ferry-ride around this tranquil island. Take a stroll on the beach or try the classic bike ride to explore the nearby gems like Mashomack Nature Preserve - a lush green conservatory built on 2,000 acres.
Duck Walk Vineyards
Producing a whooping 35,000 cases of wine per year, the Duck Walk Vineyards is a 140 acres scenic vinery, which produces wine made with Pinot Meunier, grapes and blueberries.