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New York Travel Guide
Dec 21, 2012 - Loving Long Island
If you are visiting New York, think about renting a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus from Bus Rentals New York and taking a trip to Long Island. A part of the greater boroughs of New York, Long Island is easily reachable by rental bus, and is a great day trip destination.
Long Island is a 118 mile island located south east in the state of New York. Divided into four counties, Long Island is both part of the New York City Metropolitan area, as well as being part of the suburbs. Two of its counties, Queens and Brooklyn, are part of New York City. When most people refer to Long Island, they are talking about the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, which are considered the suburbs. Two of New York’s major airports, La Guardia and JFK, are located on Long Island.
Long Island has long been a summer and weekend getaway destination for New Yorkers. Lots of public beaches have long brought visitors to Long Island, as has its many world class restaurants, and other attractions. For the vacationing tourist, Long Island is best visited in summer and fall, when the temperatures are more moderate and outdoor activities can be carried out without fear of hypothermia.
Long Island is diverse, and has something to cater for every visitor. Attractions and activities range from family oriented fun, college beach party types or the retired couple wanting to relax with fine dining and museum visits.
Beaches abound in Long Island. Some of the best, and most popular, are Long Beach, Jones Beach, Main Beach, Coopers Beach and Seacliff Beach. Both the North Shore and South Shore of Long Island have many beaches for the tourist to choose from, with South Shore, facing the Atlantic, know for its white, sandy beaches.
Long Island is a large place, and using a rental bus, especially if you are traveling in a group, makes sense. Visiting the many harbor town such as Port Jefferson, Huntington Village, Stony Brook and Northport is made so much easier with a rental bus from Bus Rentals New York. You can find various wineries, farms, and independent restaurants along the way.
There are several museums on Long Island, covering various aspect of American history. Some that are worth a visit are the Atlantis World Marine Aquarium, the Cradle of Aviation and the Long Island Museum of American Art.
If you and your group are planning a vacation on Long Island, whether a day trip or for a longer period, give Bus Rentals New York a call to find out how we can serve you with our friendly, personalized service.