Escape to Long Island: From Train to Beach

Escape to Long Island for festivals, fabulous beaches and so much more.

Escape to Long Island - Discover Long Island

Courtesy of Discover Long Island

Escape to Long Island - Discover Long Island

Courtesy of Discover Long Island

Explore white sand beaches, historic lighthouses, culinary delights, premiere golf courses, Gatsby-era gold coast mansions and award-winning vineyards on Long Island, the “beachfront backyard” of New York City. There are many reasons to escape to Long Island in 2018 including lively festivals, exhibits and world-renowned sporting events.

Whether you’re exploring surfing hotspots on the South Fork or on a car-free adventure on Fire Island, Long Island’s diverse offerings create the ultimate getaway.

The country roads of Long Island’s North Fork are lined with farm stands, wineries, quaint downtowns and more, while the world-famous resort areas of The Hamptons and Montauk boast tree- and shop-lined Main Streets, trendy restaurants and world-class Atlantic beaches. Or visit a museum, historic windmill or centuries-old colonial site.

Long Island’s craft beverage scene is booming with over 70 vineyards, breweries and distilleries utilizing locally-grown ingredients to create the perfect sip.

Enjoy some of the best farm-to-table and fresh-catch fare from the destination’s bountiful farmlands and surrounding waters. From seaside shacks with a view where you can savor the catch of the day to restaurants led by renowned chefs, Long Island is a foodie’s paradise.

Escape to Long Island today!

Take Amtrak to Long Island

Escape to Long Island via Amtrak to Penn Station—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount! From there, connect to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), comprised of over 700 miles of track on 11 different branches, stretching from New York City to Montauk — on the eastern tip of Long Island, approximately 120 miles away. Along the way, the LIRR serves 124 stations in Nassau County and Suffolk County, connecting you beachfront communities, Fire Island ferry connections and more. Use the Long Island Rail Road train schedule to plan your trip.

The Long Island Rail Road also runs special one-day getaways to Long Island, including special trips to experience shopping, beach, golf and special events. View the Long Island Rail Road Getaways.