Located on the southern shores of Long Island, Islip is a friendly beach community with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean that will make you want to visit again and again. If you use Orbitz.com to book your flights to Islip, you may save enough money to help that wish come true. Orbitz offers a convenient one-stop shop for all your travel needs, as well as access to some of the lowest rates available on air tickets, hotel rooms and rental cars.
Flights to Islip land at the Long Island MacArthur Airport. Southwest and US Airways are the primary airlines servicing the airport, offering daily direct services to Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Washington, D.C. The airport is conveniently situated just 10 miles northeast of downtown Islip with easy access via NY-27. Once you land, you'll find plenty of ground transportation options no matter where your final destination is. The airport offers shuttle services every 10 minutes throughout the day to the train station just north of the airport, where you can hop on the Long Island Railroad. Bus service from the airport is available on the MTA-Long Island Bus or the Suffolk County Transit bus. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area, and you can expect to pay a fare of roughly $40 for your trip into Islip. If you want to be completely mobile during your stay, you will find car rental counters for Alamo, National, Hertz, Budget, Avis and Enterprise located in the baggage claim area.
Typical of most northeastern destinations, Islip's winters are cold, with temperatures that dip into the low 20s. Pack cold-weather gear if you plan to travel then, as Islip gets up to 2 feet of snow each winter. Summers in Islip are warm, with temperatures that usually say in the low 80s, but the ocean breezes make even the warmest days feel comfortable. Life in Islip is all about the beach and the great outdoors. If you want to live like a local while you're there, try to visit during the summer months when the city comes alive. Explore the surrounding communities and beaches, spend some time on the water and taste some of the local flavors that you'll find in the eateries scattered across the island. Your must-see list should include a visit to the Empire State Carousel, a picnic in Heckscher State Park, trout fishing on the Connetquot River and a round of golf on one of the area's world-class courses.
Whether you plan to stay in the area or explore other parts of Long Island and New York City, Islip will quickly feel like your home away from home. Its ocean views, friendly residents and laid-back lifestyle will help to make your vacation one that is filled with memories. All you need to do to get started on your Long Island getaway is to visit Orbitz.com, where you will find a variety of cheap flights to Islip and low rates on hotel rooms and rental cars.
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