The 2011 Long Island Travel Guide is now availableHauppauge, N.Y.-The new 2011 Long Island Travel Guide is here, filled with information on things to see and do on Long Island, including a detailed map, events listings and transportation information. Call toll-free 1-877-386-6654 ext. 210 to request a free travel guide. Also request a printed events calendar, brochures, maps, and lodging guide. Or visit the newly launched Long Island tourism website at http://www.discoverlongisland.com/, where you'll find great coupons and brochures, an easy-to-use interactive map and amazing deals on getaway packages. Plan a weekend getaway with exciting themed packages that include surfing lessons; theater tickets; vineyard tours, and more. And be sure join nearly 200,000 others and ‘friend' Long Island at www.facebook.com/LongIslandNewYork . You can also follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube. There's more than plenty to do on Long Island. Some of the best beaches in the country are on Long Island, with some regularly making the annual ‘America's Top Ten Best Beaches' listing by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka: Dr. Beach). At 100 miles long and 20 miles wide you're never far from a beach on Long Island. Or explore the world-famous Hamptons, where you just might spot a celebrity resident in casual mode, shopping, dining or lounging on the glittering beaches. Discover Long Island's Gold Coast mansions and take a step back in time to the 1920s when neighbors at the upper echelon of society strove to out-do each other with lavish, castle-like mansions and gardens of European caliber. Nearly a dozen estates are converted to public use. Long Island, NY is rich in history. Visit the ‘summer Whitehouse' of President Theodore Roosevelt, or visit the home where Walt Whitman grew up. Explore Native American culture, the Revolutionary War, aviation history, maritime and whaling, famous film sites, lighthouses, and windmills. Treat the kids because there's plenty of kids fun on Long Island, from children's museums and wildlife game parks to a world-class aquarium and one of the top-rated water parks in the country. Or experience horseracing thrills at Belmont Park, home to the prestigious Triple Crown. Golf at some of the best courses in the country, including Bethpage Black, site of the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open. Start discovering Long Island.

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About LIC&VB The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission (LICVB&SC) was established in 1979 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination's travel and tourism industry. Based on Long Island in Hauppauge, NY, the LICVB&SC contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events, and related activities. For more information about Long Island, please contact the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission by calling 1-877-386-6654 or visit http://www.discoverlongisland.com/. Contact: Kristen Matejka, Director of Marketing and Communications LICVB&SC (631) 951-3900 xt.317 kmatejka@discoverlongisland.com