With nearly two solid months of the summer season left to go, the fun on Long Island is only just beginning to heat up! If you're looking to kick back and relax a bit, though, there are more than a few local destinations perfect for a day trip or weekend retreat! From Greenport to Stony Brook, these towns are ideal for both couples and families!

Whether you’re a visiting tourist, a native Long Islander, or just looking for something different to do in your own hometown, Long Island day trip guides are here to help you plan your next trip.

Long Island boasts miles of beautiful beaches. Learn about some of them, including Main Beach, Coopers Beach, Jones Beach and more.

The 6 Best South Shore Beaches on Long Island

Lavender By The Bay | Lavender by the Bay has been growing the highest quality lavender on Long Island for more than 15 years. We offer fresh cut bunches (when available) ,dried lavender, lavender plants, lavender sachets and crafts, and honey from our own bee hives.

Lavender Gallery - Great pictures of our Lavender FarmLavender By The Bay – North Fork of New York- Selling Lavender Gifts & Products

10 Best Hiking Trails on Long Island | Huffington Post NY

The 10 Best Hiking Trails on Long Island

Earn your hiking stripes and bragging rights by exploring Long Island's finest trails. Traverse past haunted lighthouses stuffed with peg legs, otherworldly landscapes, sunbathing seals, and sparkling seasides.

Things to Do on Long Island: Towns Better Than the Hamptons

Underrated Towns on Long Island That Are Better Than the Hamptons

There are much better options than a crowded Jitney. Skip the Hamptons and head to one of these underrated Long Island towns.

Cedar Island Light, Cedar Point, New York

Cedar Island Lighthouse, New York- One of our favorites from this trip. A one and a half mile walk (each way) along the beach to reach this one. Great beach-combing along the way. Though it is abandoned and the doors and windows are bricked shut, there wa


12 Cool Towns That Make Long Island a Year-Round Star

Often considered a summer beach getaway, Long Island is a destination year-round, with charming villages, historic sights and huge parks.

The Long Island Sound

Some of my favorite childhood memories consist of family trips to Sequoia, Yosemite, Big Bear, and Lake Tahoe.

The coolest things to do on Long Island

The best things to do on Long Island, New York

Find the best things to do on Long Island, New York from North Fork wineries to garden tours at Old Westbury

North Fork Day Trip - Long Island Travel

A Day Trip to Long Island's North Fork

Free Things to Do on Long Island, New York

21 Free Activities on Long Island

You don't have to spend a lot of money to have fun on Long Island. Here are some free things to do on Long Island, NY.

The Jack-in-the-Box sign on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon on April 18, 1975.

118 photos of LI in the 1970s

The Jack-in-the-Box sign on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon on April