Don’t choose between an urban or beach experience. Give your guests the best of both worlds when you choose Long Island, New York City’s beachfront backyard. Easily accessible via a 30-minute Long Island Rail Road ride from Manhattan, two Connecticut connection ferry services, and JFK International, LaGuardia, and Long Island MacArthur airports, Long Island combines big-city convenience with small-town charm. Plan your next conference, retreat, or incentive group with Long Island’s premier accommodations and attractions.
Save Time and Money
Discover Long Island’s site-selection services and robust local member partnerships provide a seamless and efficient experience for planners. Quickly receive proposals from our member partners throughout the region and easily view and respond within your personalized partner portal.
Our experienced team of destination experts maintains strong relationships with partners including meeting venues, hotels, restaurants, transportation services, and attractions. We can facilitate and conduct personalized site inspections and custom inspection itineraries at no charge.
As a nonprofit organization, we do not receive commissions or fees for our services. While we can showcase full destination offerings without the need for individual property or attraction outreach on your part, you will not be charged for our services or booking a meeting through our office. You can also connect with our experts on team-building activities, transportation, entertainment, dining, audiovisual, and other specialty requests.
World-Renowned Accommodations and Venues
With 1.5 million square feet of meeting space and over 18,000 guest rooms, Long Island has options for groups large and small at full-service hotels, luxury resorts, waterfront properties, and charming bed-and-breakfasts.
Host a meeting on the sand overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, among the vines at award-winning wineries, or on the grounds of a historic Gatsby-style mansion. Start the day with a morning yoga session or adventure activity for an unforgettable experience.
Enhanced Destination Experience
Bleisure travel has hit an all-time high, so choosing a destination with incredible offerings outside the boardroom is important for your guests. Explore the world-renowned Hamptons and Montauk, wine country on the North Fork, and the Gold Coast mansions of the North Shore. Step out of the meeting to surf the waves, sip on award-winning craft beverages, head out on a deep-sea fishing charter, tour a historic home, taste the fruits of area farms, or dine on fresh local seafood. Ask us to coordinate pre- or post-event activities for your attendees.
Collateral and digital resources are available to make planning seamless and efficient for event organizers and attendees. Download or request the official 2019 Long Island Travel Guide for information and inspiration on Long Island's premier accommodations and attractions. The Discover Long Island Meeting Planner's Guide provides an extensive breakdown of meeting space and amenities for full-, select-, and limited-service properties. Peruse the Discover Long Island website to “favorite” top attractions, packages, and lodging locations to create your own custom itinerary that can be downloaded and shared. Available for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android on Google Play, the Discover Long Island app offers resources at your fingertips and while on the go.
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