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35 Must Visit Long Island Attractions

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35 Must-Visit Long Island Locations!

Find something for every season and occasion below. Long Island’s best food, fun and adventures!

Follow @ames_adventures_ for the best adventures on the island!

  1. Morty’s Oyster Stand

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-Coastal Cuisine

-Rotating List of Local Oysters

-Known for the notorious “BBC” Cocktail; Bailey’s Banana Colada!

-Be sure to try the oysters, they are always local and fresh

2. Ocean- Restaurant. Bar. Lounge.

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-Views of the Long Island Sound

-Indoor & Outdoor dining

-Reservations required

-Have a lobster roll while taking in views of the water; always fresh and delicious

3. Crazy Beans, Stony Brook, NY

-Autumn omelets, pumpkin pancakes and all the fun fall lattes!

4. The Lobster Roll

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-Nostalgic Seafood Shack on The South Fork

-Hot & Cold Lobster rolls available

-Outdoor dining & curbside orders

-Must-try dish; you guessed it! The lobster roll

5. The Whales Tale

-North Shore Nautical Life

-Laid Back Outdoor Restaurant

-Menu features local beer from sister company, Harbor Head Brewing Company

-Fun spot for street fries and wings

6. Hubbard’s Farm Stand, Riverhead, NY

The Giant Pumpkin Tower!

7. Dirty Taco & Tequila

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-Part LA Taco Truck

-Part Miami Liquor Stand

-”Live Clean, Eat Dirty”

- Highly suggest getting the Vietnamese Shrimp Taco or the Ahi Tuna Taco!

8. Maninnos

-Authentic Italian Cuisine

-Beautiful Rooftop Lounge

-Live Music- Perfect Spot for a Girl’s Night Out!

-Tuna Orientale is my favorite dish here! The best Ahi Tuna dish around.

9. Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck, NY

U-pick apples, donuts, live music, wine, pumpkins & a spooky maze!

10. Jamesport Manor & Orchard

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-Historic Restaurant on The North Fork

-Spotted on News12

-Casual Dining & Weddings

-My favorites are the sesame crusted tuna, grilled blackened shrimp tostada & almond crusted fried flounder

11. On the Border, Holtsville, NY

$5 Hallow’Ritas!

12. South Shore Dive

-Craft Beer & Cocktails for the best “INSTAGRAM-ABLE” Photos!

-Virtual Bingo Nights

-Tropical Outdoor Vibes with beautiful decor

-Lobster Roll, Oysters & Fish Tacos are all amazing here!

13. Fink’s Country Farm, Manorville, NY

Fall barnyard and U-pick Pumpkins!

14. The Garden Grill

-LIVE Music Every Night!

-Breathtaking Outdoor Dining Views

-Historic Landmarks

-Lobster Roll & Oysters are always a great choice here!

15. Pietro Cucina Italiana

-St. James Farmhouse Restaurant

-Gorgeous Garden Seating Outside

-Modern & Authentic Cuisine

-The best dishes are the wild salmon & sautéed shrimp

16. North Fork Doughnut Co, Mattituck, NY

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- 2 locations: Bayshore and Mattituck

-Giant fluffy donuts

-Get a box delivered to your house with Sailaway coffee

17. Engine Room

-Mystic, CT Outdoor Dining

-Boozy Brunch on Sundays

-Local Cuisine

-Unique lobster roll to try: Local Lobster Roll topped with Old Bay Shoestring Potatoes

18. Toast Coffeehouse

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-Best brunch spot

-Known for their creative french toast and pancakes

-Highly suggest the peanut butter latte

19. The Riverhead Ciderhouse

-Best unique cider flavors

-Fun games to play including life size connect four and jenga

-The guacamole cart has the best fresh guac made to order!

-Fun atmosphere, very spacious and open

20. Soul Brew, Saint James, NY

Dark Chocolate White Mocha Pumpkin Latte

21. Croteaux Vineyards

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-Best girl’s day!

-Beautiful decor

-Boho style with swings and cozy seating

-Great tasting deal; bubbly & still

22. Grindstone Coffee and Donuts

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-Best donuts

-Highly suggest the lemon basil

-Cute town to walk around; check out the windmill

-Try the lavender latte

23. Snowflake Ice Cream, Riverhead, NY

Homemade pumpkin cheesecake & caramel apple ice cream!

24. Tiger Lily Cafe

-Best vegan options

-Great town to walk around

-Delicious smoothies and juices

-Fun atmosphere with hippie vibes

25. Bagel Chalet

-Best flagels around

-Long line is worth the wait (it moves fast)

-Chopped salads are amazing too!

26. Stella Trattoria & Bar

-Best date night spot

-Great homemade pasta

-Beautiful decor for a classy night out

27. The Bryant

-Best craft cocktails

-Classy night for a girl’s night out

-Modern decor for a happy hour or a business meeting

28. Funchos, Riverhead, NY

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-Authentic tacos & Mexican food

-Fun atmosphere to hang out outside!

-Colorful food & decor!

29. Relish

-Best breakfast food

-Try the ricotta pancakes

-Sail Away coffee on tap!

30. ITA Kitchen Bayshore, Ny

-Igloo dining

-Home of the hot cocoa bombs

-The most delicious risotto balls!

31. The Linwood Bayshore, NY

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-Beautiful decor

-My favorite ceiling flowing with vines and plants

-Igloo dining & the best price fixe options

32. Butera’s Bayshore, NY

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-Family friendly atmosphere with outdoor dining

-Delicious pasta dishes

-Multiple Long Island Locations for dinner and brunch

33. Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport, NY

-Great Christmas light show

-Planetarium fun for the whole family

-Guided mansion tours

34. Coastal Kitchen & Cocktails

-Tropical inspired drinks

-Long Island’s only daiquiri bar

-Surfer style and chill vibes

35. Stony Brook Paddleboard

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-The best way to tour the island

-Who doesn't love a day on the water?

-A workout and a new adventure!

Stay tuned for my next spots to see as I continue to explore the beautiful island I call home! Discover the magic of visiting a new place. Sometimes you don’t have to go on vacation to see something new and escape your everyday life. Follow my instagram page, @ames_adventures_ to see more of the BEST of Long Island.

My platform includes: trails to hike, foodie spots to check out, coffee shops to enjoy, boutiques for the newest style trends, natural skincare, small businesses to support and scenic views all over Long Island!

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Welcome to Ames Adventures; Your local Guide to experience the magic of discovering local treasures! I’m Amy Malone. I’m a proud Long Island educator and founder of lifestyle blog, Aimtoadventure.com. Here you’ll find my local adventures, including my favorite bites, scenic spots, unique road trip ideas, trendy boutiques and my passion for mindfulness and journaling.

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