Where1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, N.Y.
How to get there: LIRR to Freeport

Jones Beach is easily accessible, massive in size, and in close proximity to millions of New Yorkers, which is why it’s insanely packed every day. It’s a goldmine for people watching and is Nassau County’s version of the Jersey Shore. It’s also home to the beach’s namesake summer concert series.