Long Island Weekend

5 BEST WEEKEND ACTIVITIES ON LONG ISLAND

PLAN YOUR NEXT LONG ISLAND WEEKEND NOW WITH THESE GREAT ACTIVITIES

Long Island during the summer time is full of action and activity. From the numerous natural wonders to the range of cultural and culinary activities, there’s no excuse for a boring weekend in this vibrant place.

As summer rolls on, you might be looking to plan a weekend here, and Executive Ground Transportation is here to help.

We’ve listed our favorite weekend activities for visitors or residents of Long Island below. The only way to make these activities even more enjoyable is to book car service to handle the transportation. With car service, your experience will be stress-free and memorable.

A NORTH FORK WINERY TOUR

Summer is the perfect time to book your winery tour with Executive Ground Transportation. The North Fork is home to a number of great vineyards, each of which offers a tasting experience, live music and gorgeous grounds that are perfect for picnics or enjoying a nice bottle of wine.

Executive offers tours to a number of notable North Fork vineyards, including:

  • Pindar Vineyards
  • Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
  • Bedell Cellars
  • Macari Vineyards and Winery
  • McCall Wines
  • And many more…

You can enjoy a weekend exploring Long Island, sampling a variety of outstanding wines, and utilizing the professional car service that Executive Ground Transportation provides for each of our customers.

LONG HOUSE RESERVE

133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY

Head to East Hampton on a sunny Saturday and spend the day perusing this gorgeous destination of art and natural beauty.

Featuring a sprawling garden that focuses on landscapes as an art form, your trip through the Long House gardens will expose you to a number of plant species that are both natural and cultivated, some of which are specific to the ecological climate of East Hampton.

The Garden also features installed artworks from a variety of artists on rotating exhibition. Featuring sculptures to appeal to all ages, you can enjoy a day in the Gardens with your children or a group of your friends.

CAUMSETT STATE HISTORIC PARK RESERVE

25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY

This scenic peninsula, which extends beautifully into part of Long Island Sound, is the perfect weekend retreat for families, couples and groups of friends.

Once in Caumsett, you and your group can enjoy walking paths, nature trails extending across meadows and woodlands, plenty of gorgeous rock shorelines and salt marshes and much more.

You can also enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, nature photography and bird watching across the varied ecological landscape.

OLD WESTBURY PARK

71 Old Westbury Road, Westbury, NY

Old Westbury Gardens is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore gorgeous manicured gardens, magnificent landscaped grounds, woodlands, meadows and more.

You can visit the interior of the estate’s period mansion, as well, which holds a variety of historical and antique furniture, much of which is original to the house and belonged to the home’s original family, John Phipps, his wife Margarita and their children.

The Charles II-style mansion awaits your visit on any gorgeous upcoming weekend this summer.

SAGAMORE HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY

Sagamore Hill was home to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States and one of the most important historical figures in our country’s history.

Sagamore Hill offers visitors the chance to explore the estate’s grounds and the home where Theodore Roosevelt lived during the summers of his presidency. Sagamore was such a staple in Roosevelt’s presidency that it became subsequently known as “The Summer White House.”

The contents of the home have been preserved to maintain the legacy and historical accuracy of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency and life; the grounds and surrounding woodlands have been carefully maintained for visitors throughout the 96 years since his death.

The house has been closed but will re-open on July 12, 2015 with a day-long celebration.

However you choose to spend your weekends this summer, Executive Ground Transportation hopes you choose to explore the beauty, both natural and cultural, of Long Island. Here’s to another great summer in this beautiful city and its surrounding areas!

 

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