When you live in a place with unbeatable summers like Long Island, there are tons of different fun and exciting events and activities to help you pass the time between spring and fall. So, to help you figure out ways to get the most out of the amazing weather, here are some of the top Long Island summer activities for you to enjoy.
Long Island’s Top Summer Activities
Take a Trip to the Beach
Believe it or not, Long Island is known globally for having some of the most pristine beaches in the entire world. With its fine white sand, miles of boardwalks and crashing waves, where else would you want to spend a summer day in the sun?
At Long Island beaches, you will be able to swim, surf, tan, fish, kayak, dive and any other fun summer activity that you can think of. However, there’s a practically endless number of beaches to choose from, so we narrowed it down to some of our favorites to help you decide:
- Jones Beach State Park
- Lido Beach
- Eugene Nickerson Beach and Campground
- Long Beach
- Robert Moses State Park
When you live on Long Island, you don’t need to travel to find your beach paradise—it’s just a short drive away!
Catch a Concert
Luckily, in the New York-metropolitan area, word-famous bands and musicians are always making their way through town. As a result, some of Long Island’s premier concert venues get their fair share of groundbreaking performances.
Although, since the weather is so nice during the summer, your best bet is to catch a concert at outdoor venues like Jones Beach Theater, Forest Hills Stadium and Ford Amphitheater. This summer, at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, you will be able to see:
- Foo Fighters (7/14)
- VANs Warped Tour (7/28)
- Niall Horan (9/12)
Tickets are available here.
Or, at Forest Hills Stadium, they will be hosting:
- Alt-J (6/15)
- Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly (6/22)
- The Man (9/22)
Buy your tickets before they all sell out.
Last but not least, if you travel to Ford Amphitheater along the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, you can see performers like:
- Barenaked Ladies (6/27)
- Rebelution (7/12)
- Wiz Khalifa (8/2)
Purchase your tickets here.
Hit the Links
If you aren’t at the beach this summer, it’s probably because you’re teeing it up at one of over 145 golf courses located on Long Island. This golfers’ paradise presents some of the most scenic, yet challenging, courses in the nation.
Not to mention, the 2018 U.S. Open is taking place at Shinecock Hills Golf Course on the eastern end of Long Island. So, if you want to start playing like the pros, you better get some practice in at one of these incredible public golf courses:
- Bethpage State Park
- Eisenhower Park
- Peninsula Golf Club
- Lido Golf Club
- The Golf Club at Middle Bay
No matter which course you decide on, it’s best to call ahead to make sure that there are tee times available!
Don’t be bored this summer—keep the fun going at one of these family-friendly summer activities on Long Island.