Don’t choose between an urban or beach experience, give your guests the best of both worlds when you choose Long Island, New York City’s Beachfront Backyard. A 30-minute Long Island Rail Road ride from Manhattan, two Connecticut connection ferry services and easily accessible by JFK International, LaGuardia and Long Island MacArthur Airports, Long Island combines big city convenience with small town charm.
Meetings belong on Long Island, encompassing 1.5 million square feet of meeting space and over 18,000 guest rooms. Long Island boasts many attributes; from its most notable, the 120-miles of beaches that shape the Island’s coastline and are often included in Worlds Best Beaches roundups, to its most distinguishing, the rich farmland on the east end that contributes to the award-winning Wine Country, named one of the Top 10 Wine Regions in the World.
Long Island has options for both small or large groups as well as diverse accommodations like full service hotels, luxury resorts, waterfront properties and charming B&Bs. Long Island’s out-of-the-boardroom experiences are a major draw for meetings groups and individual visitors. Host a meeting on the sand overlooking the ocean, in the vines at the wineries or on the grounds of a historic mansion. Plan a robust meeting session by starting the day with a morning yoga session or adventure activity like kayaking or sailing.
The world-renowned Hamptons and Montauk, Wine Country on the North Fork and Gold Coast Mansions of the North Shore along with numerous quaint walkable maritime villages provide endless options for planners. Step out of the meeting to surf the waves, sip on award-winning craft beverages, head out on a deep-sea fishing charter, tour a historic home, taste the fruits of area farms and dine on fresh, local seafood. Long Island provides the ultimate mix of business and leisure to elevate any trip experience.
Work with our destination experts to plan a meeting based on the interests of your group and ask us to coordinate pre-event or post-event activities for your attendees. Our experienced team of destination experts maintain strong relationships with partners including meeting venues, hotels, restaurants, transportation services and attractions. We facilitate and conduct personalized site inspections and custom inspection itineraries at your request and make proposal submissions easy for you to view and respond within your personalized partner portal.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard – Long Island’s Wine Country has been named one of the Top 10 Wine Regions in the world.
Danford’s Hotel & Marina – Long Island offers 1.5 million square feet of meeting space and over 18,000 guest rooms.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort – Long Island’s 120 miles of coastline offer waterfront meeting properties.