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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“World famous Jones Beach State Park, home of 6.5 miles of beautiful white-sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean, is made up of more than 2,400-acres of maritime environment on the south shore of Long Island. Among the 6 million visitors to the park each year, families enjoy their own piece of the beach for a day, with many returning dozens of times through the summer. Designed on the theme of an ocean liner, Jones Beach offers many activities to those who visit the park. They swim in the ocean, stroll the boardwalk, fish, visit an historic exhibit, get a bite to eat at one of the many concession stands, play miniature golf, shuffleboard and basketball, attend concerts at Northwell Health Theater.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Stadium
“Fun in the Summer OR Winter - Jones Beach is a 20 minute drive close to home. In the summer, you can attend outdoor concerts, sit on the sand, eat by the water and enjoy the afternoon solo, with someone special, family or friends. In the colder seasons, They have indoor activities and a winter wonderland that’s purely magical and fun for people of all ages.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Entertainment
“There are many concerts with awesome acts throughout the summer months if you have the time to take in a show!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Robert Moses beaches are always a nice scenic drive with a lighthouse on 1 end of it that you can walk to by parking your vehicle in field 5”
  • 14 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take a nice ride over the Robert Moses Causeway to Jones Beach State Park & beaches! Miles of beautiful beach to walk or sit & enjoy. Head over to Field 5 to park and take an amazing walk to visit the historic Fire Island Lighthouse! It’s a great day trip and it never disappoints! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nature
“ There's a lot more to Jones Beach than just a normal beach. This is one of the great beaches of the world and actually is just part of the gigantic barrier beach that starts in Brooklyn, NYC and ends 120 miles east at Montauk, The Hamptons, Long Island. At Jones Beach, you need to choose ahead of time which parking field ("Field 6" or "West End II" etc.) you're going to. Read up on it on the web. Some Fields feature the boardwalk, a pool and snack bar or restaurant. Others are on the bay instead of the ocean. And there's one that is near the nature walk through the reeds that ends up at the secluded nude beach. You can also search many of the other nearby beaches that are fully open to the public: The Rockaways, Coney Island, Robert Moses are three great examples. Coney Island in Brooklyn has been totally revived and is only about a 30 or 40 minute drive. You can ride the famous Cyclone, etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Premise
“Robert Moses State Park is an ocean beachfront facility that attracts nearly 3.8 million visitors annually and boasts a shoreline of nearly five miles. As the most western point of Fire Island, the park is conveniently located at the southern end of the Robert Moses Causeway and is easily accessible by car or from the Babylon train station with a bus connection. Visitors are welcome to swim and boogie-board at any of our four lifeguard-staffed fields. Surfing and surf-fishing are popular activities that are enjoyed by many beach-goers as well. Each location is equipped with concessions, beach shops, first aid offices, comfort stations, and private outdoor showers. Scenic picnic areas complet”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“Jones Beach is a huge popular spot for beach-goers. The stadium right next to the Beach has some of your greatest rockers, R & B, hip-hop and classic artists. Stunning Robert Moses Park is also near.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
Route
“Very clean beach, never too crowded. A little longer commute, but worth it. One part is nude at the very end, the rest is family friendly. Google for directions.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Music Venue
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a wonderful beach, the best in the area! You've never seen as many volleyball nets! There is a restaurant and bar that beckons visitors from miles around to enjoy the ocean, the drink specials, the awesome live music, the playground, the people and the upper deck has vistas to the north - the Great South Bay and the Mainland, and to the south - the Great Atlantic Ocean. GO HERE!!!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Take a boat ride of go on a fishing trip. They offer several fishing trips aboard different boats.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Drink specials, live music, food, and the beach right there! I believe during the day for primo beach time there are parking fees but they suspend them at night. Call ahead to be sure!”
  • 1 local recommends

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