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