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Islip overview

Islip is a romantic getaway distinct for its gardens and known for its library and shops. You'll enjoy Islip's beaches and wildlife, along with activities like whale watching and shark viewing. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Stony Brook University. Make some time to enjoy the local sights such as Sky Zone. A family- and business-friendly area, Islip also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Islip

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Islip has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Islip with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Islip hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Islip hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Islip

Fly in to Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur), 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from downtown Islip. Farmingdale, NY (FRG-Republic) is the next closest major airport, 11 mi (17.6 km) away. Islip Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Islip

Known for its gardens, the area has sights especially popular with families like:
  • • Bay Shore Mini Golf
  • • Sky Zone
  • • Adventureland
  • • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
  • • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Its beaches, lakes, and shark viewing are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Bay Shore Manor Park
  • • Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
  • • Heckscher State Park
  • • Connetquot River State Park
  • • Lakeland County Park
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Tanger Outlets
  • • Smithaven Mall
  • • Westfield Sunrise Mall
  • • Walt Whitman Shops
  • • Plainview Shopping Center
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Fair Harbor Ferry Terminal
  • • Bay Shore Historical Society
  • • YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
  • • Touro College School of Health Sciences
  • • Gallery of Shorthand

When to visit Islip

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 52°F day, 23°F night
  • April-June: 80°F day, 36°F night
  • July-September: 82°F day, 51°F night
  • October-December: 68°F day, 24°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 11.46 inches
  • April-June: 12.36 inches
  • July-September: 10.98 inches
  • October-December: 11.50 inches
  • Family
  • Business-friendly
  • Romantic
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Beaches