Gold Coast mansions of Long Island's rich and famous during the Gilded Age inspired the book and film, The Great Gatsby. Today, everyone can enjoy their beauty! On the former Frick Estate, browse the Nassau Museum of Art. See stars at the palatial Vanderbilt Museum, with a Planetarium rated one of America's best. Dine like royalty (or Gatsby) and spend the night at the magnificent Oheka Castle, now a luxury hotel.
On a smaller but no less grand scale, historic Port Jefferson transforms into a magical Victorian village during December's Dickens Festival. Events abound in Long Island Wine Country, one of the world's Top 10 Wine Destinations!
Encounter wildlife at Long Island Aquarium, from Rainforest aviaries to cool Seal Cruises! Nearby, shopping is fabulous at Tanger Outlets, a bargain hunter's paradise.
For outdoor action, there are Seal cruises, ice skating and cross-country skiing that make winter on the Island seem a little shorter. There's even winter golf, for diehard duffers and pros alike, and the Long Beach Polar Bear Club, for those hoping to brave the Atlantic.
For more information visit: Long Island Regional Tourism Office