Islip, New York, is the epitome of a city break. About two hours from the Big Apple, this quaint seaside town offers a peaceful retreat and easy access to some of the world's most iconic enclaves. You can't miss Heckscher State Park, a 1,600-acre haven where you can kick back with friends and family while enjoying the view of Great South Bay and Fireland Island, and friendly wildlife. Take advantage of the huge fields and picnic groves to have your own barbecue, and make sure you bring along some sturdy shoes to hike along the park's paved nature trails. If you feel like venturing out, Islip is an easy drive away from Long Island's Atlantic coast, the Hamptons, and Montauk, making it possible to pack in some short adventures on your weekend break. To conclude your Islip holiday, treat yourself to a drink and a plate of hot wings at Fatty McGees.