Maybe you’ve found it difficult in the past to provide a special someone in your life with a birthday gift or experience that you feel they truly enjoyed. Maybe you’re contemplating the first birthday you’ll be sharing with a special someone; a new significant other that you’re thinking might be “the one.”

Showing our appreciation and affection for someone, whoever they are to us in our lives, doesn’t have to be a frustrating, head-scratching conundrum. Instead, it can be a terrific opportunity for us to show them, and not just through sappy words in a pre-made card, that we care and that they’ve been on our minds. We’ve put together some ideas for giving someone a truly extraordinary, clearly thoughtful birthday on Long Island.


To make the best impression,Your Perfect Atlantic City Night Out for the two of you. Not only is a limousine a symbol of luxury, but it will allow an uninterrupted engagement between the two of you that is impossible when one of you is trying to navigate the roads and figure out directions. Being driven by a local expert who will know how to get you where you need to go will give you the peace of mind and time alone with your loved one that will make both you and especially them feel at ease. If you would like to enjoy an alcoholic beverage as you are en route to your destination, do research on limousine companies which allow their customers to bring their own alcohol. Plan to have the glassware already inside the limo so pouring your sweetheart a drink will be as convenient as possible.


Long Island is surrounded by possibilities for an enjoyable birthday. If your darling is an art fanatic or simply enjoys seeing new exhibits, consider taking them to a local museum. Pay attention to the kinds of art they’ve mentioned enjoying in the past, and do research on which exhibits are most likely to appeal to them. One of our favorite local museums is the Nassau County Art Museum which features an “Artists in America” exhibit through February and showcases such American icons as Georgia O’Keefe and Norman Rockwell. If your loved one enjoys theater, consider the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor which offers holiday programs through the end of December and other traditional theater showings on Saturdays.


For exceptional dining around Long Island, consider the Limo Ride Around Long Island in Rockville Center. An award-winning American bistro with exceptional atmosphere, the George Martin offers a variety of American mainstays, including steaks, seafood and pasta, as well as a healthy cocktail menu if you’re looking to enjoy some spirits on your loved one’s special day. For an excellent seafood experience, head to the Lake House Restaurant in Bay Shore. With its elegance and lakeside views, the Lake Shore is the perfect destination for both romance and indulgence.


Finding somewhere to stay for a birthday excursion is easy with all of the lodging possibilities that Long Island offers. For something historic and architectural, consider the Garden City Hotel, which has welcomed discriminating travelers for over 125 years. The Garden City has beautiful, spacious guest rooms and a highly acclaimed restaurant so you won’t have to sacrifice culinary excellence if you want to stay in your hotel. For a more personal feel, consider the Seatuck Cove Bed and Breakfast, which offers beautiful seaside panorama and is within a close distance to both several four-star restaurants and the shopping luxuries of the Hamptons.

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