America’s Best Little Beach Towns

Courtesy of Allegria Hotel & Spa

These uncrowded and unpretentious beach towns, from Florida to Hawaii, promise fun that's (could it be?) actually affordable.

Long Beach, NY

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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.

Lyndsey Matthews

Long Beach, New York

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.

Lyndsey Matthews

Courtesy of Allegria Hotel & Spa
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