Summers on Long Island are often filled with beach adventures, afternoons in the vineyards and fun exploring family-friendly hot spots. If you're looking for new places to go and sights to see in both Nassau and Suffolk, we found great ideas from Travelzoo that are sure to keep you entertained all summer long. From Cessna plane lessons to quiet escapes on the East End and the North Fork, check out these money-saving deals.
The Great Gatsby Getaway
The deal: For $159, plan an escape to "Great Gatsby country" for a relaxing summer stay on the East End of Long Island. (Regular $219)
Where: East Wind Inn & Spa (5720 Rte. 25A, Wading River)
When: Midweek May 1-Aug. 28, 2014, rates vary within the travel period
What's included: Located an hour and a half outside of Manhattan, the 10,000-square-foot spa features a robust array of treatments, saunas and steam rooms and more. Accommodations include rooms with 10-foot ceilings, antique-style furnishings and a marble bathroom with a six-foot soaking tub. You'll receive a $50 spa credit per stay and a daily $10 gift card to Myra's Cafe for breakfast (Sunday to Wednesday arrivals)
Get the deal: East Wind Inn & Spa
Wine Country Tour
The deal: For $79, tour Long Island's Wine Country on the Hampton Luxury Liner. (Regular price: $175)
Where: Three pick-up locations on Long Island and in Manhattan
When: Now through June 21, 2014
What's included: Tours are round-trip and depart on Saturday or Sunday. Wine-tastings and tours at Pindar Vineyards (five tastings) and Duck Walk Vineyards (five tastings), plus three hours of live music and tastings at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard. Lunch will be available for purchase at the wineries. For $145 (regular $350), get the same deal for two.
Get the deal: Hampton Luxury Liner
South Shore Sunset Cruise for two
The deal: For $19, you can take a sunset or evening cruise around Long Island's South Shore in May, June and September. (Regular price: $50)
Where: Freeport Water Taxi & Tours (Woodcleft Avenue between River House and JC Cove, Freeport)
When: Now through Sept. 30, 2014
What's included: A 90-minute cruise that departs from Freeport's Nautical Mile aboard a 44-foot catamaran. You'll catch a glimpse of the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building in the distance. Note: July and August cruises will be $25 for two.
Get the deal: Freeport Water Taxi & Tours
North Fork Getaway
The deal: For $99, check out the North Forth, which is surrounded by vineyards and sandy beaches. (Regular price: $230)
Where: The Blue Inn at North Fork (7850 Main Rd., East Marion)
When: May, June, September and October
What's included: The hotel features a swimming pool, picnic areas and bike rentals. You'll receive a bottle of wine upon arrival and receive $15 off a 60-minute massage. The room price is based on up to two adults and two children.
Get the deal: The Blue Inn at North Fork
Flight lessons in a Cessna
The deal: For $99, get a bird's eye view from the cockpit of a small aircraft with a flight lesson. (Regular price: $255)
Where: Danny Waizman Flight School and Aircraft Rental at Atlantic Aviation Terminal, Republic Airport (9100 Republic Airport, Farmingdale)
When: Now through Oct. 4, 2014
What's included: Get behind the controls of a Piper PA-28-161 or a Cessna 172 for a two-hour lesson, including up to one hour of ground training and up to one hour of flight time. For $139, you'll receive the same as above as well as a video of the experience to take home.
Get the deal: Danny Waizman Flight School and Aircraft Rental
Sag Harbor Hotel with Beach Pass
The deal: For $99, visit a chic hotel in Sag Harbor. (Regular price: $315)
Where: Forever Bungalows (765 Rte.114, Sag Harbor)
When: Now through September
What's included: Accommodations for two guests in a room with sleek Scandinavian decor. A daily beach pass for two is also included. Sag Harbor is located two and half hours from Manhattan on Long Island's South Fork. Besides heading to the beach, you can rent bikes and visit the many galleries, boutiques and restaurants.
Get the deal: Forever Bungalows
A Vineyard Escape
The deal: For $139, visit romantic vineyard hotel on the East End. (Regular price: $234)
Where: Hotel Indigo East End (1830 W. Main St., Riverhead)
When: Now through Sept. 4
What's included: Midweek accommodations for two in a standard room with a $25 daily credit to Bistro 72. There's a pool, a courtyard fireplace and more. You can explore the vineyards to the north and beaches in the Hamptons to the south.
Get the deal: Hotel Indigo East End