Long Island belongs to New York State and resembles a big fish that swam right up to meet New York. The “tail” of the fish on the East End includes the North and the South Forks, which are separated by Peconic Bay. Long Island’s romantic reputation is supported by its geographical layout - its glamorous South Shore beaches lie on the Atlantic Ocean and its North Shore faces Long Island itself. You can view Connecticut easily and the white beaches on Long Island’s South Shore, including Long Beach, Jones Beach, and Fire Island, feature sensational, fine-powder sand. There are many beautiful parks with classic examples of architecture here. If you’re planning a trip here with your partner and looking for the most romantic places on Long Island, New York, make sure you take along this list of top-rated activities and attractions.
1. Sannino Vineyard
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Sannino Vineyard is situated in Cutchogue, New York, in the core of Long Island’s Wine Country. The vineyard has two suites, the Tuscan Suite and Tuscan Villa, and they were designed with such passion that they are sure to provide you with all the amenities required for the perfect romantic getaway. Every morning, you can enjoy a full hot breakfast made by the chef, especially for couples. Couples can also make special meal requests. There is a complimentary wine tasting and cheese platter and the casual, rustic environment is a great place to take a little stroll or share some wine together in the wine tasting room.
Address: Alvahs Ln, Cutchogue, NY 11935, USA
Website: Sannino Vineyard
2. Old Westbury Gardens
The Old Westbury Gardens’ mission is to preserve Long Island’s heritage and is an extraordinary example of a beautiful era. Westbury House is a charming country house, reflecting the idyllic architecture of the late 17th century. The house features beautiful English antiques and alluring art. The lush flower gardens, tree-lined walks, and grand architecture are the perfect romantic setting. With mesmerising greenery and fresh air, a stroll or picnic should warm any lover’s heart.
The Old Westbury Gardens
Address: 71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568
Website: Old Westbury Gardens
3. Robert Moses State Park
Lovers can reach this park by strolling through a tunnel under the Eisenhower Lock. Robert Moses Park houses huge flowers and plants, whose fragrance is said to raise one’s phenylethylamine level, an important influencer of the ‘happy hormones’. The park offers many recreational opportunities, including wooded campsites and cabins, a marina and boat launch, fishing in the northeast part of the park, picnic areas, a swimming beach, and tennis courts.
Robert Moses State Park
Address: Robert Moses Causeway
Website: Robert Moses State Park
4. Brooklyn Museum
This museum is linked to the subway station and is located in the park complex that houses the Prospect Park Zoo, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, and Prospect Park. Its collection includes art from ancient Egypt up to modern paintings and works from a variety of cultures around the globe. The permanent collection of approximately 1.5 million works are displayed on rotation. Among the museum’s many highlights are Edward Hick’s ‘The Peaceable Kingdom’, Georgia O'Keeffe’s 'Blue’, and paintings by Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Monet. In the sculpture garden, the beautiful feminine sculptures seem to manifest the power of affection.
Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY
Website: Brooklyn Museum
5. Great South Bay Bridge
Lovers can sail under the Great South Bay Bridge, watching the beautiful illumination of romantic orange light from the sun. The Great South Bay Bridge joins the Robert Moses Causeway from Long Island’s mainland over the Great South Bay, connecting to both Captree and Jones Beach Island. It serves as access via the Robert Moses Causeway to both of the downstream crossings, the State Boat Channel Bridge and the Fire Island Inlet Bridge, also leading visitors and on-lookers to either the Fire Island Lighthouse or Robert Moses State Park.
Great South Bay Bridge
Address: Queen’s Highway Salt Pond
Website: Great South Bay Bridge
6. Sunken Meadow State Park
Sunken Meadow State Park, in Long Island Sound, has picturesque flora and fauna and idyllic white beaches that stretch for 3 miles (4.8 km), making for relaxing swimming or hiking along the coast. Sweethearts can enjoy horseback riding or kayaking together in this lovely park. Parking is 10 USD.
Sunken Meadow State Park
Address: 1 Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park, NY 11754, USA
Website: Sunken Meadow State Park
7. Flushing Meadows Park
One highlight of Flushing Meadows Park is its Unisphere with its fountains. As you stroll through the peaceful park, you might see a few wedding photo shoots, as newlyweds make the most of the romantic atmosphere of the park. There is also an art museum here, a zoo, and a lot of public space for outdoor activities. There is an abundance of walkers here at night, enjoying the evening.
Flushing Meadows Park
Address: Queens, NY, USA
Website: Flushing Meadows Park
8. Splish Splash
Splish Splash is the best water park, featuring family-friendly fun, waterslides, rides, and attractions, including two wave pools. There is a classic restaurant, Johnny Rockets, which serves timeless hamburgers and fries to the many dating couples. There’s also an old fashioned gift shop and a large picnic space.
Address: 2549 Splish Splash Dr, Calverton, NY 11933, USA
Website: Splish Splash
9. Brooklyn Tabernacle
The Brooklyn Tabernacle is a charismatic church, which made famous by their choir, which has won three Gospel Grammy awards and published five inspirational albums. Often invited on radio and television shows, the church is popular with pilgrims and tourists. The interior resembles an old-time movie theatre, with chandeliers and rows of seats that can hold up to 1,400 churchgoers.
Address: 17 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Website: Brooklyn Tabernacle
10. Jones Beach State Park
Jones Beach State Park has 6.5 miles (10.5 km) of beautiful white-sand beach with a spectacular horizon. Along with the 6 million visitors that come to the park each year, couples come to enjoy their own romantic space on the beach for a day, with many returning dozens of times throughout the summer. Those who visit the park swim in the ocean, stroll the boardwalk, fish, or enjoy the historical exhibits. They can eat at one of the many concession stands, play miniature golf, shuffleboard, basketball, and attend concerts at the Northwell Health Theater.
Jones Beach State Park
Address: 1 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY 11793, USA
Website: Jones Beach State Park
Romantic long island
Long Island made its mark as an island of romance. From lovely wine at the Sannino Vineyard to the beach at Flushing Meadows Park, lovers can hear the sea breeze echo, the beautiful voices at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, the golden sunset at the Great South Bay Bridge, or the attractive flowers at Robert Moses State Park.
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