Suffolk County, NY has so much to offer, you'll want to kick your shoes off and stay awhile. One of the two counties that make up Long Island. Suffolk County is the eastermost county and is somewhat more rural than its western counterpart: Nassau County.
Play a round of golf, venture to the top of a lighthouse, or head out on an exciting fishing excursion. Take a scenic drive along the North Shore, where the winding roads take you through time and history, past quaint villages and bluff side beaches. Visit Mansions, an outstanding marine life exhibit and a planetarium all in one at the Vanderbilt Museum. Visit Walt Whitmans Historic Site, or American Art History and Carriages at Stony Brook or see the working Stony Brook Grist Mill.
There is no better time to visit the world-renowned Hamptons than now. Stroll quaint villages and boutiques where you're sure to find the top designer names, dine in the trendiest restaurants, take in a theater show and enjoy some of the top beaches in the country. Explore history at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, Climb to the top of the Montauk Lighthouse. And keep your eyes open: you might just spot a celebrity in casual mode as Hollywood and New York's brightest stars are often spotted in Southhampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and other area villages.
Horseback riding on the beach, Spa treatment at an oceanfront spa hotel, Dine at a local lobster shack.
At 118 miles long, and only about 20 miles wide, you're never far from the beaches, golf family fun, shopping and accommodiations. Over two dozen wineries, spectacular outlet mall shopping, or spend the day at a wildlife park or Atlantis Marine World featuring sharks and penguins. Head out to Greenport, enjoy outdoor dining, music, and quaint shops.
Enjoy spectacular outlet mall shopping at Tanger Outlet Center or Visit the Game Farm. Visit the Hamptons where on the South Fork, where movie staars, sand and surf, upscale dining and shopping are the everyday norm.
In the fall you can take your family on carriage rides through the fields and pick your own pumpkins, hay rides and feed the animals. Eat hot corns and hot apple cyder. Ice Skating in the winter time, Christmas Carroling and visit the historical homes during the holiday months.
Seven bridges and two tunnels connect from New York City to Long Island. From there it's a short drive east to Nassau and Suffolk counties. Three major express routes run east of and west through Long Island. Other local, but major east-west routes include Route 25A and Route 25 on the North Shore, and Route 27 and Route 27A on the South Shore.
Long Island is setrviced by three major airports; JFK Internation, LaGuardia Airport and Long Island Islip MacArthur Airport.
Many downtown shopping villages on long island have rich histories, New England style architecture, Waterfront parks and some of the best shopping in New York State. Whatever your interests, you'll be glad you can. It's Suffolk Time, Make it Your Time. For more information visit: www.discoverlongisland.com