Compared with the walkable nature of New York City, suburban life can sometimes make you feel tethered to the car. But on Long Island, that doesn't have to be the case. The region is filled with cute towns, home to walkable main streets, great for parade watching, farmers market shopping, or perusing a pop-up craft fair.
Whether you're new in town or you're a longtime local, we've found 13 cute towns whose main drags feature plenty of family-friendly fun, from local museums to historic sites and beachfront parks, family-friendly restaurants, irresistible ice cream parlors, and more.
Find more great Long Island towns in our Guide to the Best Towns on Long Island.