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Long Island

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Ranked #1,534 of 2,228 Attractions in New York
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Wine tasting, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Biking
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Wine tasting, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Biking
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Most notable attractions are about 30+ miles from each other, meaning you'll be spending much of your vacation stuck in traffic. Some good historic attractions, such as Old Bethpage and Westbury Gardens. But, other than Coney Island (which is technically NYC) or Atlantis Marine world, there's nothing here for kids. Crime rates and drug use has also steadily increased over... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stay away this is the most terrible place I have ever been. I have been all over the world and long island is the absolute worst. The people are fake, cheap, arrogant, and racist. They are so bipolar in their behavior the island has become like some kind of mental asylum. The place is expensive for no good reason, it... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I live hear so the review is one sided but if you want to visit a place that has it all and is close enough to the city to do even more. Beatiful beaches nice hotels and everything else all in one place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Long island is very quiet and clean with not too many tourists. It would be a great place if you are tired of the noisy new york. It’s just like the long island in Japan after World War II. With that bomb, everything restarts. The first stop is definitely Lavender by the bay (7540 New York 25, East Marion, NY... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I hired a car for 2 days to explore the island. However it proved to be larger than we anticipated and we only managed to veiw a small part of it. But is was great fun exploring and a nice respite from the city.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Long Island NY is not what you may picture! Expensive, over-priced, run down, and boring. It seems like some folks like to go to a lot of trouble to get to a crappy spot. Well, if you are one of those Long Island NY is the place! Over priced is to put it mildly! They have a corner on the... More 

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Banner, Wyoming
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you're looking for a decent place to vacation with reasonable prices and friendly folks, DO NOT go to LONG ISLAND! It is horrendously ugly (mostly urban sprawl), unbearably hot & humid in the summer, and the people are competitive, nasty, & vicious. They all drive like kamikazes on a suicide mission. The locals are vapid, shallow, money-hungry, extremely rude,... More 

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Long Island, NY
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Having lived on Long Island most of my life I can attest to the horrendous traffic, and even the occasional rudeness of people. But there are treasures to be found if you know what to look for. It is NOT the typical tourist location however and I wouldn't make this a vacation desintation except in certain circumstances. Such as -... More 

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Dix Hills,New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Just saw the preview of "A Night With Janis Joplin" @ the Lyceum theatre...in a word.... WOW.! Mary Bridget Davies brings Janis Joplin back to life..From her unkempt hair, outfits and spectacular voice..it's a must see for the Joplin fan.. The theatre was packed, many a standing ovation..the band is Great, and the Blues woman, Nina Simone,Bessie Smith,and Etta James,... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The people of Long Island are the rudest of them all. I think it's the overwhelming traffic that makes them that way. They are all self absorbed and do not care one stitch about those around them.

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