Are you planning a move to Long Island? Or perhaps you have already moved in! You will find that there are tons of things to do and see while living on Long Island, that make it a great option for those who want to live in an active location! We have outlined just a few possibilities for those who are new to the area who want to discover the rich history and fun that the area has to offer.
Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum
Interested in whaling? Then you must visit the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum! The museum itself is housed in a 19 century Greek Revival mansion, meaning the architecture alone entices many people who visit. Here you will find exhibits of whale jawbones, weapons, artwork, tools that were used and so much more. It is definitely a great way to spend an afternoon and learn about a practice that is the “it” business in Sag Harbor for several years.
Love to Surf? Visit the South Shore
The islands South Shore is one of the best places to surf and take in the beach life. There is around 118 miles of coastline that you will often see surfers taking advantage of when the weather permits. Even if you don’t like surfing, you will find that the beaches are hosts to a great afternoon with the family or simply enjoying the Sun on your own.
Fire Island Lighthouse
There are several lighthouses around Long Island that you can visit, and Fire Island Lighthouse is one of the more prestigious to visit. Be sure to check with the lighthouse as they host events throughout the year that may be of interest. Everyday you can go up into the lighthouse, stop at the gift shop and learn more about the important role these lighthouses played for sailors.
Love the Movies? Check out the Famous Film Sites
Long Island has long been a favorite location to shoot several films that became blockbuster hits. For example, Sand’s Point Preserve was used for “The Godfather” (1972), “Malcom X” (1992), and even “Great Expectations” (1998). You will also find that the Old Westbury Gardens has had several films shot on location here.
Long Island has a little bit of something for everyone from amusement parks to museums. For those who are still contemplating their move here, be sure to call Quality Moving & Storage as we can help make the moving process super simple and stress free!
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