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Long Island

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Ranked #1,620 of 2,830 Attractions in New York
Type: Islands
Activities: Wine tasting, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Biking
Traveler Description: Long Island is the best of all worlds. It's close to "the city" (what the locals call Manhattan) yet it maintains it's surburban atmosphere with... more »
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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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21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 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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New York City, New York
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28 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Long Island is a treasure on its own. really varied and with multiple things to do and places to visit. When you live in New York City, it is a place to escape to. You have the beaches, the vineyards, and the famous Hamptons. SO now that the summer is here why don't you venture into your own piece of... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Just recently returned from a tour of eastern Long Island----- playground of the rich and famous. They are certainly there. A drive anywhere near the shoreline certainly shows the affluence in abundance ( the infamous 1% ). But after many repetitions one gets used to the sight of a fifty room dwelling and gawking at wealth thereafter becomes a bit... More

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Selden, New York
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9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Right now is not a good time to visit Long Island. So many areas have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. My suggestion is to wait a while, donate what you can to help restore the areas that have been destroyed and to help those who have no more homes to go to because of this. I love Long Island, it... More

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