Best of Long Island
Old Westbury Gardens: The resplendent mansion sits surrounded by what are considered the finest English gardens in the United States.
Sagamore Hill: The former summer home of Theodore Roosevelt is packed with fascinating memorabilia.
Stony Brook: The restored 18th-century village is home to a historic inn and the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages.
Jones Beach: Just 25 miles from midtown Manhattan is one of New York’s most famous (and crowded) beaches: six miles of white sands lined with a wide, weathered boardwalk and art deco facilities.
Sag Harbor: The lively old whaling port holds a fascinating whaling museum, 19th-century sea captains’ homes, and a wharf with great views of a busy harbor.
Montauk Lighthouse: Commissioned by George Washington in 1792, the beacon stands sentinel on a lonely bluff at Long Island’s easternmost tip.
© Avalon Travel and Sascha Zuger from Moon New York State, 5th Edition