Sightseeing in Long Island, NY
This page lists local attractions for tourists and residents alike. Take advantage of the many tours, museums, parks, boat excursions, historic places, historic houses and sightseeing attractions that are available for fun and leisure.
The wineries of Long Islandâ€™s North Fork are, arguably, its premier tourist attraction. Therefore, over the past 25 years, as North Fork wineries came of age, local wine tour businesses have evolved as well. Now it is possible for anyone planning a weekend getaway or even a longer stay on the North Fork, to purchase a package
that includes lodging, meals and tours of the surrounding wineries. Or, if you are local and just planning a day trip, hire a limousine service
specializing in wine country tours. They will serve as your guide and designated driver offering door-to-door service for a day youâ€™ll long remember.
An increasingly popular â€œway to goâ€ is the wine tour bus
, accommodating up to 50 persons, and offering stops at up to three wineries, for tours and tastings. The day progresses with a gourmet lunch at one of these select vineyards, a basic Wine 101 course en route from an expert tour guide, and Round Trip transportation in an upgraded motor coach. Many of these tours are themed for Valentines, Motherâ€™s and Fatherâ€™s Day as well as the exciting Fall Harvest season.
The North Fork is the last unspoiled region of Long Island. Dreamy towns along the Fork include farming communities such as Laurel and Mattituck, as well as equally scenic waterside villages such as Greenport
and Orient. If you can get away for a few days, plan to stay in an historic hostelry or bed and breakfast in one of these charming old towns forgotten, so far, by progress.