I got to take off on a wild ride ahead of the Bethpage Air Show this weekend in Jones Beach! Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to see soaring over the crowds!
When I began my first reporting job in West Virginia, I never would have expected that less than a year later I would be moving to NEW YORK! Going from market 156 to the number 1 market in the United States was definitely a dream come true… and has been even more of a dream to be able to live on the North shore of Long Island. Not only is it just 20 minutes outside of New York City, but it has the best beaches in the northeast! And where I live, most of you have already gotten a glimpse of it if you read the famous “Great Gatsby” novel or if you watched the dazzling movie with Leonardo DiCaprio!
The meteorologists at my news station keep saying that there’s technically only two weeks left of winter… but with this past week’s Nor’Easter storm and another one on the way – winter seems FAR from over.
This cold weather makes everyone want to stay in, and just wait until the temperatures are finally over 50 degrees. BUT, I think otherwise!
There is so much to do in New York (obviously) and especially here on Long Island.
Long Island is known for its beautiful beaches…The Hamptons, Long Beach and Fire Island – just to name a few. And although, only the surfers would dare to get in that water during this time of year, these beach towns all throughout the Island have so much more to offer than just their beaches.
Here’s a list of the top 5 things to do in Long Island during the winter:
1. Wine tasting on a Vineyard
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, am I right? From the North Shore to the East End, there’s plenty of vineyards to choose from. Just be sure to call ahead and find out their winter hours for the tasting room!
2. Try oysters at an Oyster Farm
You know that saying, “Only eat oysters in months with an ‘R'”, well…there’s only one month left, so you better take advantage! And it’s practically a holiday season on Long Island. There are dozens of oyster farms all along our shores.
3. Seal Watching
There are “Seal Cruises” in Freeport where you can jump aboard – any weekend from now until the end of April- to watch seals in their natural habitat. Just head to the marina and look for a boat named Captain Lou Fleet.
4. Go to the beaches
Especially Montauk or any other beach on The Hamptons! You can walk the scenic boardwalks, visit the museums, and climb to the top of the towers that have become the best-known symbols of Long Island!
5. Winterfest 2018
And if you want to do all four of these things in one weekend, then you should make your way to Long Island’s East End for this 4-week celebration! Here are all the details: Winterfest
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve been SO busy with my move to New York! I accepted my next job as a Reporter in the largest market in the world – New York! I’ll be covering all of Long Island for FiOS NY1! That being said…The City Slicker will too! Can’t wait to show you my new home!
If you have any places you’d like be to write about or any collaboration ideas, feel free to send me an email!
See you soon…Catch Me If You Can!
This week on The City Slicker, I’m taking you to a place where wine enthusiasts have plenty to toast to… Daniel Vineyards looks like a piece of Napa Valley, but in the mountain state valley. And It tastes that way too!