Discover Long Island

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Hotels69
Convention center
Guest Rooms18,500
Guest rooms at 1 hotel
Special event venues
Average room rate$135.00
Restaurants135
Daily food cost$49.00
Occupancy rate3%
Tax rate8.625%

Discover Long Island

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Why Long Island?

Just across the bridges of New York City, Long Island offers visitors a memorable experience. This beachfront backyard is a 120-mile-long fish-shaped island. Long Island is a year-round destination offering not only sparkling beaches, but also, iconic sites, quaint downtowns, world-renowned wine country, and luxurious properties. Whether you have a group of 10 or 1,000 with more than 18,000 hotel rooms and 1.5 million square feet of meeting space, Long Island has an array of options. Long Island is accessible by 3 major airports, ISP, JFK, and LGA including direct service to many U.S. cities. A wide variety of post-meeting activities await your group. Adventure seekers can climb to the top of the many storied lighthouses or venture out on a hike through the 300-year-old Sunken Forest. World-class golf courses, surfing hot spots and ultimate fishing are just a few of the open-air activities available for a day outing. Book a private dinner at one of Long Island’s 30 wineries offering farm-to-table fare, a magnificent castle or a historical “Great Gatsby” style mansion once owned by some of America’s wealthiest families. If you’re looking for a luxury hotel or budget accommodations, a charming inn near the heart of wine country or a room with an ocean view, call Discover Long Island to find out how our complimentary services make a Meeting Planner’s job easier. Visit www.discoverlongisland.com/meetings and explore our interactive website for more information.

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Getting Here

Long Island is accessible by train, plane and ferry. Just 30 minutes from NYC, Long Island offers an unforgettable experience without the high prices; there is even free parking. Long Island is accessible by 3 major airports - ISP, JFK and LGA with direct service to many U.S. cities.

Distance from airport

  • Long Island MacArthur Airport

    20.92 km from city center

  • LaGuardia Airport

    56.33 km from city center

  • JFK International Airport

    59.55 km from city center

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Local Attractions

Gold Coast Mansions

Historical landmark
Just a short ride from New York City on Long Island’s north shore is a place of uninhibited wealth and opulence immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby. Many of the mansions on the “Gold Coast,” so-called for its huge concentration of fortunes here, are open for the public’s viewing and enjoyment.

Beaches

Long Island has consistently been in the "Top Ten Beaches in the U.S." as rated by Dr. Beach. Treat your attendees to a clambake on the beach or a sand castle-building contest to test their team-working skills. With 180 miles of coastline, Long Island has a warm, sunny beach waiting for you.

Long Island Aquarium

Recreation
This FINtastic destination features one of the largest all-living coral reef displays in this hemisphere, a 120,000-gallon shark tank, year-round sea lion shows, numerous touch tanks, butterflies from all over the world, and more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences, including Butterflies, Bugs & Birds, Shark Dive, Penguin Encounter, Pirate Snorkel, Shark Keeper, and more! Named a Top 10 Aquarium for Children by Parents Magazine.
431 E Main St
Riverhead, NY 11901

Lighthouses

Recreation
Long Island is home to seventeen lighthouses. Two are accessible by land; the Fire Island Lighthouse and the Montauk Lighthouse, both commissioned by George Washington. If you dare, climb to the top for spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Theaters and Shows

Theater
Long Island boasts several professional theatres presenting Broadway shows and actors straight from the Great White Way, performing arts centers showcasing fine musicians and concert venues showcasing all the latest singers and bands. Enjoy a performance after a day of meetings or host a large meeting at one of these artistic venues.

Golf

Recreation
With over 60 public golf courses on Long Island you are sure to find one close to any of our corporate hotels. If you dare, try your hand at the Bethpage Black course, site of the 2009 U.S. Open Golf Championships and the 2012 Barclays Tournament.

Long Island Ducks Baseball

Recreation
Bethpage Ballpark is home to the Independent Atlantic League's Long Island Ducks. Reserve the picnic area for a great night of baseball and barbeque, reserve a section for your group or upgrade to one of their 20-seat luxury suites. Either way, it's an affordable night out for your guests.

Wineries, Vineyards & Spirits

Recreation
Long Island Wine Country boasts over 30 wineries, 50 vineyards and L.I. vodka tasting room. Host your next meeting or a private wine dinner at one of these spectacular properties. Full and half day tours are also available.

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Apr 1 – Apr 30
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