05/27/2015 04:55 pm ET Updated May 27, 2016

10 Reasons You Need to Visit Long Island NOW

By Jennifer Arnow

Many people think Long Island is just the suburbs of New York City, but it's actually a fascinating destination on its own, offering a variety of experiences for every traveler. And with so many of Long Island's sites easily accessible via train or car, this is a destination not to be missed. Glamorous history, spectacular food and drinks, luxurious accommodations, phenomenal scenic landscapes--Long Island has it all. Here are our picks for Long Island's must-see attractions, from Gold Coast mansions to vineyards in the North Fork.

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