Get your Instagram ready. At this unique Long Island attraction, you can spend hours running through lavender fields reminiscent of the French countryside and do an entire photoshoot of your picturesque experience. Once you’re done satisfying your social media needs, go ahead and pick your own bouquet or purchase one of the many lavender-scented products on sale. Blooms start in June! 7540 Main Road, East Marion (lavenderbythebay.com)
Whether you refer to it as “out east” or “The Island,” there’s no shortage of things to do on Long Island, New York. Yes, you have your ritzy beaches and shops in the Hamptons and wild parties on Fire Island. But the 118-mile-long island is also home to top-notch wineries, fascinating museums, stellar dining and some of the best beaches near NYC. Better yet, it’s almost all accessible via public transportation on the LIE or LIRR.