Look to Long Island communities for ways to spend the day browsing new shops, dining at nearby restaurants and exploring parks, beaches and playgrounds. Here, find guides to Patchogue, Massapequa, Riverhead and beyond.
Oyster Bay, a downtown by the water
Oyster Bay was home to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. Beyond stores named after Roosevelt, there's tons to do in this downtown by the water, like taking a ride on the oldest oyster sloop in America. NewsdayTV's Macy Egeland reports.
Destination Downtown: Mattituck
The East End is a summer hot spot, and Mattituck is among the tastiest destinations. NewsdayTV's Macy Egeland visits Patty's Berries and Bunches, North Fork Doughnut Co. and Magic Fountain ice cream.
Check out downtown Port Jefferson
From fishing expeditions to a trip to the brewery, NewsdayTV's Macy Egeland takes a look at the things to do in downtown Port Jefferson.
Destination Downtown: Northport
Northport's Main Street, just over a half-mile long, runs down to the harbor and features a little something for everyone. NewsdayTV's Macy Egeland reports from the village that was settled in the 1600s.
Exploring Garden City: Things to do, shopping and nightlife
Head to a children's museum, window shop down Seventh Street or grab a bite with friends.
Day-into-night: Spend the day exploring Patchogue
If you're looking for a day filled with live music, great food and fun things to do, head over to Patchogue.