Top Reasons to Visit Danfords Hotel & Marina
- Located 60 miles east of New York City on Long Island Sound, this waterfront hotel has a 75-slip marina and sweeping views of the bay.
- You'll be within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in Port Jefferson Village.
- The award-winning onsite restaurant, Wave Seafood Kitchen, serves farm-to-table fare and seafood dishes such as seared Atlantic sea scallops and soft-shell crab.
- You can indulge in couples massages or facials at the full-service Blue Sapphire Spa onsite.
- Subtly luxurious guest rooms feature views of either the village or Long Island Sound.
Long Island’s North Shore: Lavish 20th-Century Estates and Art Museums Near New York City
The North Shore region of Long Island encompasses a string of coastal towns, from the Great Neck peninsula 7 miles west of Queens to Port Jefferson, a Revolutionary War village. Prominent families such as the Vanderbilts and the Whitneys began building private estates on the North Shore around the turn of the 20th century; given its high-class reputation, the area is still known as the Gold Coast today. A handful of these mansions are now open to the public, including Teddy Roosevelt’s summer home at Sagamore Hill, and Walt Whitman’s birthplace at Huntington Station.
This area also offers a number of first-class museums, including the Nassau County Museum of Art. Housed in a 19th-century Georgian mansion, the museum features a 600-piece collection with works from Roy Lichtenstein and Auguste Rodin.
There are a handful of outdoor attractions you can check out on the North Shore, too, such as the Old Westbury Gardens. Set on a sprawling 20th-century estate, the Gardens contain 210 acres of formal rose gardens, tranquil ponds, and miles of hiking trails, which at one point wind through an arboretum.