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By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: May 25, 2022   

Traditionally thought of as a weekend getaway from NYC, Long Island is a great romantic destination on it's own. 

Romantic Walk on the Beach, Long Island, NYAwesome Beaches are just One of the Romantic Attractions of Long Island, NY

There's white sand beaches perfect for seaside strolls, and lots of activities, romantic inns and restaurants just right for a weekend day trip or getaway. If a picnic for two in a vineyard followed by a refreshing walk by a lighthouse sounds good, welcome to Long Island!

Before tasting the salty air and exploring the inviting rural areas of the North and South Forks, let's get a better idea of some of the best Long Island romantic places and activities.

Romantic Long Island Hotels

Montauk, NY – besides the lighthouse it’s famous for, Montauk is home to very good seafood restaurants, well cared for parks in town and in the surrounding area, and relaxing ways to sample the fresh ocean air from any one of it’s plentiful beaches.

  • The Ocean Resort Inn - romantic beachfront hotel in Long Island, NY with bright, comfortable rooms, jetted tubs, and a heated salt water pool. What Other Guests Liked: Quiet Boutique Hotel...Good Value Right Next to the Beach...Affordable, Clean, Great Location. 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic Montauk NY Hotels: 96% - Excellent. (95 S. Emerson Ave, Montauk NY 631-668-2300)
  • Aqualina Inn Montauk - just steps to the beach, completely updated, all with a choice of suites with Whirlpool tub or private balconies. What Other Guests Liked: Beautiful Place for Couples...Romantic Hot Tub Suites...Rode the Complimentary Bikes Around Montauk. 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic Long Island Inns: 96% - Excellent. (20 S. Elmwood Ave Ave, Montauk NY 631-668-8300)
Romantic Long Island NY HotelRomantic Ocean Resort Inn, Montauk NY
Romantic East Hampton NY B&BHedges Inn B&B, East Hampton NY

Long Island B&B's

  • The Hedges Inn - just a 1/2 mile from Main Beach in the seaside village of East Hampton, NY, this cozy bed and breakfast offers comfortable beds and a gourmet breakfast that our guests rave about. With wonderful beaches, wine tasting and Hamptons attractions nearby, The Hedges Inn is a great spot for your getaway, honeymoon or anniversary on Long Island. What Other Guests Liked: Best in Class Boutique Hotel...Understated Elegance...A True Gem and a Perfect Location. 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic Long Island Inns: 94% - Excellent. (74 James Lane, East Hampton, NY  631-324-7101) 
  • Fordham House - a gorgeous Long Island Bed and Breakfast that's only a few minutes walk from the attractive waterfront in the village of Greenport. Elegant rooms include luxury linens and bath products, and you can explore 20 different North Fork wineries. What Other Guests Liked: Friendly Host...Cozy and Clean B&B...Perfect Anniversary Getaway. 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic Long Island Inns: 96% - Excellent. (817 Main St, Greenport NY  631-477-8998)

romantic long island hotel packages

  • Arbor View House Romantic Long Island Getaway Package: fresh flowers, your choice of 4 course or al fresco breakfast, an aromatherapy bath, $150 gift certificate for local restaurants, champagne & truffles. What Other Guests Like About This Inn: private in-room whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. 2022 ERV Rating*: 94% - Excellent. Price: $299. (8900 Main Rd, East Marion, NY 631-477-8440)
  • Fox Hollow Hotel Roses & Romance Package: Includes 12 roses, box of chocolate truffles, Prosecco, and 1 nights stay. What Other Guests Like About This Inn: buffet breakfast, attractive courtyard. 2022 ERV Rating*: 82% - Very Good. (7755 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury NY 516-224-8100) 
  • East Wind Long Island Forever Your Couples Getaway Package -(Seasonal from May thru October): Accommodation, champagne & chocolate covered strawberries, plus a facial or massage spa treatment. What Other Guests Liked About This Hotel: comfortable beds, beautiful property, relaxing stay. 2022 ERV Rating*: 62% - Fair. Price: From $699 to 749 per couple. (5720 NY-25A, Wading River NY 631-929-3500)

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Romantic Things to Do on Long Island

Montauk LighthouseThe Montauk Lighthouse is Easily One of the Most Romantic Spots in Long Island, NY

Go Lighthouse Spotting - For a stroll or picnic on the sand, head to the Montauk Lighthouse. And at night, the crashing waves, the old beacon piercing the dark and even the odd shooting star guarantee this to be one of the most romantic spots on Long Island.

Westbury Gardens - wander around over 160 acres of manicured gardens, ponds and lakes.

The Hamptons - probably the most famous of Long Island's seaside resort playgounds, and you might spot a celebrity or two on a sunny afternoon. Easthampton is a charming village of Colonial architecture, trendy galleries, seafood and white sand beaches. Summer can get crowded, so the best time to visit the Hamptons would be fall and spring.

Picnic in a Vinyard - There are several Long Island wineries that offer wine tasting and tours. Palmer Vineyards (5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY  631-722-WINE) in Northern Long Island is an excellent spot for couples to enjoy a tour and even a pre-packed picnic lunch. They even offer hayrides!

Long Island Beaches - Some of the best beaches on Long Island are along the south shore, and they include include East Hampton and Fire Island National Seashore.

If you're seeking a secluded Long Island Beach for a quiet afternoon of relaxing or beach combing (or maybe even a place to propose on Long Island!), try the beach at Caumsett State Park, or some of the quiet spots around Montauk Point. The boardwalk at Long Beach is a good place for a romantic stroll around sunrise and sunset.

Long Island Anniversary Packages

The Three Village Inn is located in historic Stonybrook NY on the north short of Long Island.  It’s an old homestead dating back to 1751 and has become a romantic country inn.  There are six cozy staterooms in the main house, and several cottages as well. 

The Three Village Inn's Long Island NY Anniversary Package starts at $255 for Friday or Saturday night stays or $199 for Sunday through Thursday night stays. You get one nights accommodation, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room upon arrival, a drink in the Tavern Bar, and a $50 dinner certificate for a romantic fireplace table at the Restaurant Mirabelle, which is considered one of Long Island’s top restaurants. You also wake up to a hot breakfast the next morning.

(Note that this package may not be available in the days leading up to Valentine’s day.) Call 631-751-0555 for reservations.

Romantic Restaurants on Long Island

Being almost surrounded by the Atlantic, Long Island has it's share of fine seafood restaurants. For romantic dining in the Hamptons with panoramic views of the beach and ocean, try the Tierra Mar restaurant (231 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, NY 631-288-2700).

At the CoQueze Wine Bar & Restaurant (207 Main St, East Hampton, NY 631-324-5494) you can dine enjoying the breezes from the antique windows in the summer, or cozy up by the wood-burning stove in fall and winter. Tasting plates and wine pairings are the specialty in this romantic eatery located inside the historic Maidstone Arms Inn.

Travel to Long Island

The best time to visit Long Island is springtime (May) and autumn (September to mid October).

The distance from New York City to Long Island (Hamptons) is about 80 miles (130 km). You can travel to Long Island by car (US 495 or hwy 27) from New York City. Driving time depends greatly on traffic, but can be done in a couple of hours.

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based on social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

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