Long Island is a lovely place. It has a little of everything: from beaches to breweries, historic homes to Harbor Fest. But it can be difficult to find the gems among the suburban sprawl - anything you want to do is at least a 20 minute drive. It's not easy living in the shadow of the city. It can be just as (if not more) convenient to head into the city to do all the newest things in one place as it can be to find and travel to one great thing on the island.
Joe and I have done a ton of fun stuff ranging from the totally dorky to relatively hip.. So, I've put together a list of a few of my favorite places for dates on Long Island. We're both from Nassau, so most of our suggestions focus on places in Nassau (sorry to underrepresent you, Suffolk!). And I've included a handy-dandy hipness rating - from the coolness of practical fanny packs at Disney to the coolness of the ironic fanny packs of Williamsburg.Read More