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SCENIC SPOTS TO SHARE WITH YOUR VALENTINE
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VILLAGE OF SEA CLIFF
Here’s a little-known corner of the
Island. Sea Cliff’s western edge has
several nooks and crannies where
you and your date can take a stroll
or snuggle up in front of great views.
The corner of The Boulevard and Cliff
Way is a good place to start; you’ll find
a small balcony there with a bench
overlooking the water.
Elevate yourself by walking up Bay
Road, where the actual “cliff” of Sea
Cliff is at its highest. You can also
visit Memorial Park, head down to the
beach, or walk into Sea Cliff’s Victorian
district, where you’ll find different
kinds of scenery in the charming houses
— all good options.
THE WALKING DUNES
Exploring Montauk’s walking dunes is
another scenic adventure to go on this
Valentine’s Day. Along the shore of
Hither Hills State Park, there are hiking
trails among the sand dunes, which
shift with the wind. The park also has
lots of other nature-filled spots as well
as places to sit and take it all in, such as
picnic tables and firepits.
There’s lots to see at Planting Fields
estate in Oyster Bay, from sweeping
lawns to greenhouses to historic
buildings that you can tour. Either
make a reservation for a tour or visit
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. if you just
want to walk the grounds.
LONG BEACH BOARDWALK
With plenty of benches facing the
beach over the 4.3-mile stretch, the
boardwalk in the City of Long Beach
is a great place to sit back, relax, and
watch the sun set over the crashing
ocean waves. Plus, the popular spot
is sure to be much less crowded in
mid-February than in the warmer
months, making it an ideal scene for
you and your other half.
This arboretum in Great River has
plenty of nature trails and well-kept
gardens that make for lovely scenery.
After working up an appetite from
walking through the “museum of
trees,” as the Bayard website calls it,
you and your sweetheart can stop by
the cafe for a bite to eat.
NORMAN J. LEVY PARK &
Located right on the bay in Merrick,
Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve is a
quaint spot to bring your valentine to.
The park’s gazebo and long fishing pier
are both nice areas in which to unwind
and spend quality time together.
You and your partner can cozy up
by this large lake that stretches
from Lakeview at its southwest end
to Hempstead at its northeast end.
There’s a trail that runs all along the
edges of the lake, and Hempstead Lake
State Park has a few additional ponds
along the route.
SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK
Enjoy the expansive views of Long Island
Sound from Sunken Meadow State
Park in Kings Park. The walking trails
and footbridges over the Nissequogue
River are also picturesque places for
couples to explore together and make
the most of Valentine’s Day 2021.
LOVE LANE IN MATTITUCK
You can quite literally take a stroll
down Love Lane on this street in
Mattituck, conveniently located in
walking distance from the Mattituck
Long Island Rail Road station. This
quaint strip of shops and restaurants
is sure to be decked out for Valentine’s
Day and make the perfect atmosphere
for your date.
Love Lane is home to The Village
Cheese Shop and Cafe, Bauer’s Love
Lane Shoppe antique store, Love Lane
Sweet Shoppe, Mattituck Florists,
Lombardi's Love Lane Market, and
Mint Clothing Boutiques, just to name
a few. There are also several places
to eat in the area, and it’s close to the
Mattituck inlet, another scenic spot by
"Chilly weather and cuddling up together a great
THE WORLD’S FARE INTRODUCES
THE VIRTUAL WHISKEY EXPERIENCE
Nights out just aren't what they used to
be. But The World’s Fare has the perfect
solution to blah nights at home.
Feb. 25 will be the inaugural World's
Fare Whiskey Tasting Experience,
taking place on Zoom. Tickets are
available here squadup.com/events/
2-25-21?legacy=0 and at theworldsfare.
Virtual attendees will enjoy a whiskey
tasting of 10 top whiskey brands, a
one-hour, virtual whiskey Master-
Class experience guided by 10 of the
top whiskey distillers and experts
from across the country and abroad.
Included in the ticket are 10 tastings
of whiskey in a souvenir box, Master-
Class led by whiskey experts, a branded
whiskey-tasting glass, tasting notes
and more, all delivered to your door.
The whiskey brands included in the
Feb. 25 class are:
Virginia Distillery Company Courage &
Conviction American Single Malt Whisky
10th Mountain Rye Whiskey from Colorado
The Fighting 69th Regiment Irish Whiskey
Bruichladdich Classic Laddie from Scotland
Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey
Port Charlotte 10 from Scotland
Widow Jane 10 Year Old bourbon from
Three Chord Strange Collaboration
from Kentucky and California
Starward Two Fold Double Grain from
Brenne Estate Cask Single Malt from France
The World’s Fare will also host two
additional virtual whiskey tastings on
March 25 and April 22. All tickets are
on sale now at theworldsfare.nyc and
tickets are limited.