What Are Some of the Best Attractions in Long Island, As of 2015?


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As of 2015, the best attractions on Long Island include the beautiful beaches, golf courses, museums and gardens found throughout the area. Some specific destinations include Long Beach, Bethpage State Park, the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Old Westbury Gardens.

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Visitors can stop at Long Beach for over three miles of scenic beachfront adventure and go on outings with local tours for surfing or boating fun or just relax in the sun and powder-fine sand throughout the area. Bethpage State Park is home to five golf courses, making it a great attraction for those drawn to the links, and its challenging Black Course has tested pros from the U.S. Open and continues to challenge skilled golfers. Children of all ages are also likely to enjoy the Old Bethpage Village Restoration in the same area, where an old-time village recreates life on the island in the style of the 1800s.

Nassau County Museum of Art boasts permanent exhibits featuring the work of Auguste Rodin, Georges Braque and other luminaries from art history. The outdoor sculpture garden is one of the favorite stops on the museum tour. Old Westbury Gardens is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a must-see attraction for fans of architecture and statuary.

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