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5 Reasons to visit Long Island in Spring

Posted on: April 18th, 2017

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Spring is in the air and buds are getting ready to blossom in Long Island. New York City may get a lot of the attention, but Long Island is actually the best place to visit during the springtime. From beautiful beaches and scenic parks, you will find yourself in awe of its true beauty. It’s a hidden gem on the East Coast!

As you plan your trip to Long Island, be sure to make your stay even better by reserving reliable ground transportation. Our Bronx Car Service provides clean and comfortable vehicles. If you’re feeling especially luxurious, book our Long Island Limousine to get around town. Our professional chauffeurs will make your trip stress-free and will get you to your destinations promptly and safely.

Here are 5 reasons why you simply must visit Long Island this spring.

Beaches

If you have never explored the beaches on Long Island, you are really missing out. From Montauk to Cooper’s Beach, they’re full of pure white sand and windswept grasses. Although it’s not hot enough to swim, many people go to the beaches just to gaze at their beauty. It isn’t uncommon to see people setting up BBQ parties and bonfires on the beaches during this time of year.

The Food

Long Island has a huge variety of great seasonal cuisine. More seafood options and fresh local vegetables become available in the spring. Do not miss out on an opportunity to explore some of the local favorite restaurants. For lunch, you can grab a stellar sandwich from the Tiger Lily Cafe. If you’re an Italian lover, you have to go to La Piazza of Merrick. Everything there tastes like heaven.

Bed and Breakfasts

When you’re in Long Island, it would be a shame to not take advantage of their charming bed and breakfasts. There are so many great historic homes that have been converted into adorable inns. A lot of them also have scenic views of the ocean. For a great stay, reserve a room at the Fordham House or the Hedges Inn. Both of them are great for a romantic getaway.

Parks

If there is one thing Long Island has plenty of, it’s gorgeous parks. The Planting Fields Arboretum is the best park to go to during the spring. Their grounds are expansive and beautiful. In addition to incredible outdoor gardens, they also have a few giant greenhouses that are fun to explore. Avalon Park is another great place to go in the spring. It’s best for hiking.

Festivals

The spring is a time for celebration in Long Island. From beer festivals to Sayville’s Springfest, there are many events that happen in the area that are worth checking out. The Sayville Springfest happens at the end of April. It’s a free event and always a great family event. Expect to eat a lot of great fair food and see the cherry blossoms at their peak. Craft fairs and flower festivals also happen throughout the island.

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