America's Best Little Beach Towns
Long Beach, NY
No longer a mafia enclave (The Godfather was set here), this beach town on Long Island’s southern shore is still fit for a don. It’s close enough for a day trip from Manhattan (and just 15 minutes from JFK airport), but you’ll feel a world away sunning on its sandy stretch, which goes for miles.
Stay: Relax for the weekend at the sleek 143-room Allegria Hotel & Spa. Don’t miss tasting Long Island wines at the Atlantica restaurant.
Eat: Gino’s of Long Beach is a favorite local pizzeria just steps from the LIRR train station. Grab a quick slice of Sicilian before hitting the beach. You’ll probably want to stop on your way out of town too.