Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Long Island to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Jones Beach State Park


Considered one of Long Island's best (and most crowded) beaches, Jones Beach has been a popular day-trip destination since the 1920s. Take a stroll along the boardwalk, play miniature golf, grab some food, or just hang out on the beach and build...  Read More

Duck Walk Vineyards


This vineyard on the South Fork is a prime tourist attraction, thanks to its proximity to the Hamptons' main resort areas – of course, award-winning merlots, cabernets, chardonnays, and blueberry ports don't hurt the popularity either. The...  Read More

Huntington Station
Walt Whitman Birthplace


Walt Whitman – whose poems "Song of Myself," "O Captain! My Captain," and "I Sing The Body Electric" are oft anthologized – was born on Long Island in 1819. The poet, whose free verse extolled the virtues of nature and individuality, broke...  Read More

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum


Housed in a stately 19th-century Greek Revival mansion, this unique museum charts the industry that kept Sag Harbor "in business" for so many years. Whaling drew adventurous young men from the four corners of the globe, all hoping to make their...  Read More

Nassau County Museum of Art


A must-see for Long Island vacationers, this beautiful museum campus ranges across some 140 acres and includes an 18th-century Georgian mansion that belonged to William Cullen Bryant and, later, the son of US Steel co-founder, Henry Clay Frick....  Read More

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium


Although construction began on William K. Vanderbilt II's exquisite Spanish Revival mansion in 1910, the home wasn't completed until some 26 years later. Rooms in the Gold Coast-era mansion are now open to the public, allowing intimate glimpses...  Read More

Oyster Bay
Sagamore Hill


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Sagamore Hill served as President Theodore Roosevelt's Long Island home from 1885 until 1919. Visitors find that it looks much as it did during the family's residence in the early 20th century....  Read More

Coe Hall and the Planting Fields


One of the most impressive residences on the East Coast, this former home of Standard Oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe and her husband (insurance tycoon William Robertson Coe) is now a chief attraction in Nassau County. The Tudor Revival mansion has...  Read More

Fire Island National Seashore


This long, narrow barrier island reaches from the historic William Floyd Estate to Robert Moses State Park. It was designated a National Seashore in 1964 in the hopes that its bird habitats, maritime forests, and sandy dunes would remain free...  Read More



This narrow stretch of land becomes heavily wooded as it reaches into the Atlantic and forms Long Island's eastern tip. Here, seals gather and frolic on the shore. While not boasting the area's most hospitable swimming, Montauk Point does lay...  Read More