Our highly anticipated summer season is well underway and the time is ripe to head over the bridge to experience a day in Long Beach. There’s nothing better than salty air and beachy hair. One of my favorite LI destinations during the summer months, Long beach is the perfect beachy town to indulge in your next adventure. Here are some of my favorite spots to hit when you make it to the City by the Sea. Here’s to making memories:)

Located at Riverside Boulevard and the beach and open seven days a week (weather permitting), “The Shoregasboard,” is the perfect and convinient stop for local food on your way to the beach. With a variety of local food vendors, it’s perfect for fueling up for a beach day.

For local, natural flavors, no need to look any further. You’ll find The Long Beach Farmers’ Market at Kennedy Plaza robust with certified organic vegetables, herbs, and greens. They also offer Long Island corn, heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, squash and onions, fresh fruits and juices, cheese, milk, beer, fresh pasta, pickles, smoked pork, soaps and preserves, shellfish and regional fish, baked goods, gluten free breads, cakes and cookies, vegan Treats, GF cookies, ice cream and more. Stop by and pick up the ingredients for your perfect #summer recipe.

Wind in your hair, salt in the air… What’s better than a bike ride on the boardwalk–nothing! Now it’s easier than ever to experience the boardwalk on bicycle. Sobi Long Beach offers the convenience of renting a bike right on the boardwalk. You can download the Sobi App or visit sobilongeach.com to reserve your bike, use your pin to unlock the bike, and when you are done with your ride, return the bike. It’s the perfect addition to the new and beautiful boardwalk that offers an escape from the daily grind.

LB Wake & Watersports located nearby in Island Park offers a ton of different activities for your whole family. From JetSki rentals, Flyboard sessions, watersport lessons and even your own private island party, they’ve got you covered. Get ready to explore at full speed!

And of course, the beach…. How can you let summer go by and not spend some time at the ocean. Summer is short, visit your happy place and let the sea revive your soul. B.E.A.C.H – Best, Escape, Anyone, Can, Have…

For nightlife, head to the West End. There are no shortages of bars and lounges filled with beautiful people and spirits. Many offer live music, entertainment, chill atmospheres and of course AMAZING food.

This laid back, vibrant city will lure you back again and again with its many impressive and unique restaurants, boutiques, businesses and gorgeous beaches. Adventure awaits at every corner and there’s always something new to discover. Enjoy!

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