Quick getaways for Long Islanders

An interactive tour of sites within Philadelphia's Independence
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An interactive tour of sites within Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park ends in front of Independence Hall. (Credit: M. Kennedy for GPTMC)

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Whether you're a seafarer or landlubber, history buff or nature lover, here are five popular destinations all within easy driving distance of Long Island. Make sure to call ahead and/or check the websites for ideas of what to do and where to stay, as well as for special events that may be taking place.

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