Having a hard time choosing between Block Island, The Hamptons, and Fire Island for your weekend day trip? These places are great if you don’t have time for an overnight stay but would like to enjoy a day out with friends and family.

Here’s a quick guide for you so you can finally make that important choice! We’ve already narrowed down the top activities down to two for each location based on the top picks from Trip Advisor and Trip Hobo:

Block Island

It’s approximately a 184 mile drive (approximately 4 hours and 25 minutes of travel time) or a flight distance of 131 miles (approximately 45 minutes if you book a flight).

If you and the family are down for appreciating art in various forms, Block Island prides itself on the Spring Street Gallery in New Shoreham that is filled with unique pieces such as paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, and even jewelry (local artists bring their new pieces every Saturday).

Feeling a little Nostalgic and would love a great view? Visit the South East Lighthouse in Mohegan Bluffs. Despite the changes in the design, the lighthouse remains a beauty and is even considered one of the US National Historical Landmarks. By the sound of it, it’s a place that can hold a special memory – be sure to capture that moment!

Fire Island

It’s approximately a 62 mile drive from NYC (approximately one hour and fifty three minutes travel time) or flight distance of 45 miles (approximately thirty five minutes if you book a flight).

Up for an adventure? Take a scenic walk through the Sunken Forest and appreciate the shade from the forest while relaxing hearing the sound of birds.

Craving an adrenaline rush? Try parasailing with Fire Island Parasail which is located in Ocean Bay Park. You can enjoy the adventure whether it is a single, double, or triple parasail rides. Bring extra clothes if you’re planning to get wet and jump into the amazing waters.


It’s approximately a 100 mile drive (approximately one hour forty minutes travel time) or flight distance of 87 miles (approximately forty minutes if you book a flight).

Do you love nature and appreciate watching how graceful aquatic animals are? Book your Long Island Aquarium visit. It is located in Riverhead and features one of the largest coral reef displays as well as 120,000 gallon shark tank which are just two of the attractions you can enjoy.

If you just want to lay in the sand and enjoy the sun for that perfect tan, checkout Hamptons’ Ponquogue Beach located at Ponquogue Bridge.

Hurry and plan your trip now! Take your pick and enjoy a well-deserved Day Trip!


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