When you visit New York, it is easy to forget that there is a lot more to the state than just New York City. And while the city is fascinating and a great base for your trip, the rest of the state has a lot to offer. Take Greenport, named as one of the prettiest places in America – just a short limo ride from NYC. Greenport is at its most beautiful in the fall when leaves are an array of colors from golden yellow to lush red and whisky browns that make for an absolutely breathtaking scenic drive.
Greenport has been a Long Island hidden secret for many years with private and corporate limo service providers often being called to take visitors to the area. Mostly these are people with local connections who know how lovely Greenport is and recommend it to friends, family and business colleagues as somewhere to go for a day trip while staying in the city.
But now, the appeal of Greenport has gone national with it being named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 11 prettiest towns and villages in the entire US. According to the writer John Giuffo, the town ‘perfectly mixes unpretentious Americana with the trappings of the modern food and wine scene’ and has quickly seen it become a popular destination for anyone visiting the state.
Nor is the town sitting back on its success. There are some renovation projects underway including restoring the old kindergarten schoolhouse dating from 1818 and the jailhouse that was built in 1917 was in use until 1995. The town even has a small but thriving business district.
Noted in the article were the town’s pebbly beaches and small inns as well as its strong fishing heritage visible in the old-school seafood shacks dotted around the coast. The relaxing vibe of the place makes it a welcome change from the big cities.
The selection of restaurants, hotels, and bed and breakfast locations also make it a great place to stay for a while if you don’t want to be based in the city. And its proximity to the wine region of Long Island is another top reason that companies offering limo service in Long Island are often called upon to visit the area.
North Fork wineries
Greenport’s location is part of the area known as North Fork, and this is one of the wine producing regions of Long Island. Being only an hour and a half from New York City, it is a popular place for wine fans to visit and it is also a top quality region for the wines on offer.
Many of the limo service in Long Island NY offer wine tours around different parts of the region to allow visitors to enjoy a luxury vehicle and the best of the area. You can even visit Sparkling Pointe where real French champagne-style sparkling wine is made. There is the Croteaux Vineyards, the only in the US that is dedicated solely to rose wines.
Other locations to visit
In addition to Greenport and the wineries, there is still more to see in the area. Shelter Island is one place to go, filled with picture-perfect colonial revival mansions that have changed little since their original construction. There’s even one of the biggest lavender farms in the country to include on your itinerary – Lavender by the Bay.
Delux offers a range of packages for both personal and corporate limo service to the region and can help you choose the best spots for visiting in and around Greenport area. That way you can see the best the town and the region have to offer while relaxing in a luxury vehicle – with a glass of local wine or two, of course!
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