Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone launched a “Stay Suffolk” campaign to get Long Islanders to vacation locally.
Bellone, joined by state and county officials at Robert Moses State Park, highlighted the county’s wine country, top-ranked beaches and Splish Splash water park, spokeswoman Vanessa Baird-Streeter said.
As part of the campaign, Bellone and officials asked residents to post photos at local spots on social media under the hashtag #StaySuffolk.
The campaign is designed to enhance the region’s $5.3 billion tourism industry by getting locals to consider the region when considering vacations. “Sometimes we take for granted what surrounds us,” Baird-Streeter said.