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Plan Your Fall Getaway in Long Island

Plan Your Fall Getaway in Long Island

October 1st, 2019 Local Tips

Here are some ideas to plan a fall getaway in Long Island.

Long Island’s Best Beaches

Long Island’s Best Beaches

September 20th, 2019 Local Tips

See what scene works best for you as we narrow down the very best of Long Island’s beaches.

5 Eco-Friendly Practices for Your Beach Vacation

5 Eco-Friendly Practices for Your Beach Vacation

September 16th, 2019 Local Tips

Travel with a lighter conscience by taking small measures that will decrease your impact on the environment

A Parent’s Guide to Long Beach Playgrounds

A Parent’s Guide to Long Beach Playgrounds

July 31st, 2019 Local Tips

If you’re visiting Long Beach with little ones, there’s a good number of playgrounds within a small radius to take advantage of. Want to know what you’re getting into? Here’s the scoop on the playground scene.

The Best Slice in Long Beach

The Best Slice in Long Beach

July 27th, 2019 Local Tips

Stop by these local pizzerias for a slice of heaven.

Take the Day Off and Head to Long Beach

Take the Day Off and Head to Long Beach

July 24th, 2019 Local Tips

Feeling the crunch of city life? Pack your beachwear and leave the city behind for a day in unobstructed sunshine.

An Afternoon with Kids in Long Beach

An Afternoon with Kids in Long Beach

May 22nd, 2019 Local Tips

From skateparks to spraygrounds, make the most of your family-fun vacation with our recommendations.

Getting Around Long Beach

Getting Around Long Beach

April 12th, 2019 Local Tips

Headed to Long Beach? Here’s a look at your transportation options.

Check Out the Local Craft Beer Scene in Long Island

Check Out the Local Craft Beer Scene in Long Island

March 8th, 2019 Local Tips

If you’re looking to check out breweries and taprooms, plenty are located just a short ride from Long Beach.

The Best Lunch Spots in Long Beach

The Best Lunch Spots in Long Beach

February 13th, 2019 Local Tips

Thinking of leaving the beach scene for lunch? Options abound, from Thai fare to pizza by the slice.

A Night Out in Long Beach

A Night Out in Long Beach

January 31st, 2019 Local Tips

Long Beach has a variety of nightlife, with upscale cocktail lounges, sports bars and live music venues. Not sure what you’re in the mood for? Here’s a mix of the most popular places to spend the evening.

Escape the City: Winter Getaway in Long Beach

Escape the City: Winter Getaway in Long Beach

January 30th, 2019 Local Tips

The small beach community on Long Island is an excellent getaway from work stress and winter blues. Here’s a look at what to do during your weekend in Long Beach.

Heart-Warming Drinks and Comfort Food in Long Beach NY

Heart-Warming Drinks and Comfort Food in Long Beach NY

December 17th, 2018 Local Tips

Long Beach is mostly known as a summer destination, but winter in the City by the Sea is just as good! Although a few restaurants and food trucks are closed for the season, there are still plenty of places where you can indulge in warm and hearty food on a winter day.

Where to Practice Winter Sports in Long Beach, NY

Where to Practice Winter Sports in Long Beach, NY

December 3rd, 2018 Local Tips

Winter isn’t just coming — with this week’s storm forecast, we can say that winter is finally here. That’s no reason to hibernate indoors, though. Explore the best of winter sports in Long Beach, NY.

5 Family Activities for Winter Break

5 Family Activities for Winter Break

November 26th, 2018 Local Tips

With schools closing soon for winter break, you might be wondering what to do with all the extra time with the kids. Long Beach is an ideal destination to spend quality time with your family, even in winter. Take a look at our suggestions!

Where to See the New York City Marathon

Where to See the New York City Marathon

October 22nd, 2018 Local Tips

Since running is a vital part of life in Long Beach, NY, we know that many of you are probably planning to head to New York for the New York City Marathon. This year, the ultimate road race in NYC will take place on Sunday, November 4. Here’s everything you need to know to find the best viewing spots.

Where to See Fall Foliage near Long Beach, NY

Where to See Fall Foliage near Long Beach, NY

October 8th, 2018 Local Tips

Long Beach, NY, has its share of nearby scenic drives and hikes. Imagine seeing the Atlantic Ocean in the morning and driving for just a couple of hours to see bright fall foliage in the afternoon! Head to these parks for a day of leaf peeping.

5 Reasons to Come to Long Beach NY this Fall

5 Reasons to Come to Long Beach NY this Fall

September 24th, 2018 Local Tips

Fall is the harvest season and a special occasion to be outside. Long Island, NY, has not only beaches, but also spectacular farms that come to life during the autumn months.

Celebrate 50 Years of the US Open

Celebrate 50 Years of the US Open

August 20th, 2018 Local Tips

The 2018 US Open is finally here. Tennis fans are flying to New York from all corners of the world to experience the prowess of top tennis players in the most electric atmosphere out there. You can enjoy all the US Open has to offer and still sneak in your last summer holiday of the season. Here’s how.

Fun Parks on Long Island for a Family Outing

Fun Parks on Long Island for a Family Outing

August 13th, 2018 Local Tips

The day has finally come. Your family beach getaway is around the corner, so it’s time to start planning what to do. Or maybe you’re a Long Beach, NY, resident and are looking for something different to do with your family. Either way, Long Island never disappoints.  

Run, Eat and Shop in Long Beach this Fourth of July

Run, Eat and Shop in Long Beach this Fourth of July

July 2nd, 2018 Local Tips

When planning a Fourth of July getaway, nothing beats pristine beaches, luxury rooms and events suited for all ages. The Allegria Hotel is offering a special Fourth of July package. Read on to find out more. 

A Foodie’s Tour of Long Island, NY

A Foodie’s Tour of Long Island, NY

June 25th, 2018 Local Tips

A casual dish in a retro diner is regarded by many as the quintessential Long Island meal… Or is it? Long Island, NY, has come a long way since then. While we still love a good cheeseburger, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit.

What to Do During a Girls Weekend Away in Long Beach, NY

What to Do During a Girls Weekend Away in Long Beach, NY

June 18th, 2018 Local Tips

Are you planning the ultimate girl holiday? If you’re thinking of a bachelorette party or a bridal shower in Long Beach, NY, we have you covered! But sometimes all you really need is a weekend away with the girls. Long Beach is perfect for that, too!

5 Golf Courses Near Long Beach, NY

5 Golf Courses Near Long Beach, NY

May 28th, 2018 Local Tips

Whether you’re looking somewhere to book a tee time this weekend or options for a company golf outing, Long Beach, NY, is close to great golf courses. 

6 Reasons to Visit Long Beach, NY, in May

6 Reasons to Visit Long Beach, NY, in May

April 30th, 2018 Local Tips

Temperatures are rising, the sun is out and days are getting longer. In the City by the Sea, this means that summer and its myriad of yearly events are just around the corner. 

5 Parks and Natural Reserves Near Long Beach, NY

5 Parks and Natural Reserves Near Long Beach, NY

April 9th, 2018 Local Tips

Spending long hours in an office and being permanently wired to computers, cell phones and even watches calls for a good dose of nature and fresh air. A stay at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, NY, offers exactly that.

Explore Long Beach and Beyond on Two Wheels

Explore Long Beach and Beyond on Two Wheels

March 26th, 2018 Local Tips

Biking should be among your spring to-do list—and why not? It’s a great way to cover long distances, appreciate the sights and feel the breeze. 

Top Activities for Kids in Long Island, NY

Top Activities for Kids in Long Island, NY

March 12th, 2018 Local Tips

A beach family getaway is always a good idea. Traveling a few miles outside of Long Beach, NY, will open up a myriad of fun activities to change things up a bit. Here are our top picks, less than an hour’s drive from The Allegria.

The Allegria Hotel Guide to Local Seafood Restaurants

The Allegria Hotel Guide to Local Seafood Restaurants

February 19th, 2018 Local Tips

As wonderful and appealing as a beach may be, a trip to the shore is rarely complete without a side trip to local seafood restaurants. Long Beach, NY, is blessed with an incredible supply of fresh produce that goes straight from the sea to the kitchens to your plate.

The Recipe to a Romantic Getaway in Long Beach, NY

The Recipe to a Romantic Getaway in Long Beach, NY

February 12th, 2018 Local Tips

What is the quintessential romantic holiday? A beach, of course! Add a quaint yet modern, cozy yet sophisticated city to that combination and you’ll have an ideal destination for a retreat with that special someone in your life.

5 Steps to an Incredible Experience in Long Beach, NY

5 Steps to an Incredible Experience in Long Beach, NY

February 5th, 2018 Local Tips

New York’s backyard is a gorgeous slice of island, barely a mile wide and about 3 miles long, which packs an incredible number of sights and experiences waiting to be discovered.

Top Recommendations from Long Beach, NY, Locals

Top Recommendations from Long Beach, NY, Locals

January 22nd, 2018 Local Tips

You’ve planned your visit to Long Beach, NY, your calendar is marked and your bags are ready. After checking in to your room at Allegria Hotel, you might be wondering where to head next. Read on to find out the top recommendations from those who really know what they’re talking about: the locals.

How to Enjoy a Quick Stop in Long Beach, NY

How to Enjoy a Quick Stop in Long Beach, NY

December 26th, 2017 Local Tips

Just 25 miles from New York City lies a famous beach getaway that brings together a sophisticated Hamptons-like vibe, the energy of the Big Apple and the beauty of a hidden seaside town. But what if you don’t have a weekend or more to spare? Not to worry. The City by the Sea has plenty to offer even if you’re here for only a couple of hours!

 

Holiday Cheer and Christmas Menu at the Atlantica

Holiday Cheer and Christmas Menu at the Atlantica

December 4th, 2017 Local Tips

In Long Beach, it already looks and feels like Christmas. Holiday lights are up, ornaments dangle from trees, the fireplace at L’Onda Lounge is roaring and the Atlantica Restaurant smells like roasted chestnuts. Christmas has arrived to the Allegria Hotel.

Our Favorite Local Boutiques

Our Favorite Local Boutiques

November 13th, 2017 Local Tips

You will remember our Quick Guide to Shopping Around Long Beach, NY, where we covered the best shopping malls near the Allegria Hotel. But what if you prefer to explore local stores? 

Kick-Off the Holiday Season in the City by the Sea

Kick-Off the Holiday Season in the City by the Sea

November 6th, 2017 Local Tips

As temperatures begin to drop and fall outfits emerge from the wardrobes, everyone knows one thing: the holidays are coming. Long Beach, NY, might be better known as a summer destination, but did you know that winter and fall are perfect times to visit as well?

Quick Guide to Shopping around Long Beach, NY

Quick Guide to Shopping around Long Beach, NY

October 23rd, 2017 Local Tips

When seasons change, so does fashion, and in this fast-paced electronic era, yesterday’s gadgets will be ancient in a week’s time. The big question in everyone’s mind is where to go to find the best shopping and latest trends?

A Tour of Long Beach’s History and Architecture

A Tour of Long Beach’s History and Architecture

September 18th, 2017 Local Tips

The appeal of Long Beach, NY, centers on its coast and boardwalk. Little do many visitors know that this beach town has a rich past whose traces can be found along its historical streets. Let’s go back to the year 1880. 

 

Make The Most Of Your US Open Experience

Make The Most Of Your US Open Experience

August 21st, 2017 Local Tips

August and September mean one thing in the world of tennis: the US Open.

Free Things To Do In Long Beach, NY

Free Things To Do In Long Beach, NY

August 14th, 2017 Local Tips

A relaxing beach getaway can add up pretty quickly and become a stressful experience. But don’t worry, Long Beach, NY has plenty of activities and sights that everyone can enjoy without spending a penny.

5 Reasons to Spend Labor Day in Long Beach, NY

5 Reasons to Spend Labor Day in Long Beach, NY

August 7th, 2017 Local Tips

We all know that Labor Day signals the unofficial end to summer and Long Beach, NY offers you a last breather before returning to the daily grind and the back-to-school hassle just a short drive from NYC.

5 Things to Do as a Family in Long Beach, NY

5 Things to Do as a Family in Long Beach, NY

June 30th, 2017 Local Tips

Are you bringing the family down to Long Beach this July 4th Weekend? You should. Long Beach, New York, is the perfect family getaway. Starting with its short travel time from NYC to its gorgeous beach, there’s plenty of reason to bring the whole family to the City by the Sea. Here are our top family-friendly activities in Long Beach this summer.

Spend the Fourth on Long Beach

Spend the Fourth on Long Beach

June 15th, 2017 Local Tips

Just because the 2017 calendar didn’t do us any favors this Fourth of July doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take a long weekend in honor of America’s birthday.

The Best Views around Long Beach, NY

The Best Views around Long Beach, NY

March 24th, 2017 Local Tips

Most people come to Long Beach with one goal in mind - to kick back, relax, and take in the views. And Long Beach does have quite the views. Here are some of our favorites near the Allegria Hotel.

The Allegria Hotel Guide to Unplugging from NYC

The Allegria Hotel Guide to Unplugging from NYC

March 10th, 2017 Local Tips

Although we’re only an hour away from Manhattan, the atmosphere on Long Beach is worlds away. So leave your phone in your room, forget about those unanswered emails, and go out and enjoy the beauty that is Long Beach. This is the Allegria Hotel Guide to Unplugging from New York City.

Where to Drink in Long Beach

Where to Drink in Long Beach

February 24th, 2017 Local Tips

When you come to Long Beach, you come to kick back - to eat well, to drink well, and to have a good time. Of course, all of that can be done at the Allegria Hotel, from our acclaimed seafront restaurant Atlantica to our lively bar, L’Onda lounge. However, if you’re looking to explore a little more of the City by the Sea, without losing any of luxury that you’re used to at the Allegria Hotel, check out these local bars:

Must-See Sights in Long Beach

Must-See Sights in Long Beach

February 10th, 2017 Local Tips

A mix of beachfront resorts and residential areas, Long Beach has a history of being gorgeous escape from New York City. In fact, that’s how Long Beach began - as William H. Reynolds’ planned development of summer homes for New York City’s affluent population. And in many ways it has kept that same appeal. Much more relaxed than its big city neighbor, Long Beach is the perfect place to take a casual stroll and bask in its historic architecture and iconic views. Here is what is what you should stop and see during your stay at the Allegria Hotel.