SOURCE: Long Island CVB

Long Island CVB

May 02, 2013 10:42 ET

Visit the Long Island Gold Coast Immortalized in The Great Gatsby

HAUPPAUGE, NY--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) -  Visit Long Island, New York and explore the remarkable region that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. The re-make of this classic American tale of Roaring 20s-era decadence is set for a May 2013 film release, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carrie Mulligan.

Experience the opulent setting of The Great Gatsby as you tour the spectacular gardens and estates along the famed Long Island Gold Coast. Many are open to the public, including:

Sands Point - This 216-acre preserve includes Hempstead House, an imposing castle, Falaise, a Normandy-style manor house and Castle Gould, all overlooking the water.

Chelsea/Muttontown Preserve - This stunning mansion is an architectural marvel with a real moat and soaring turrets.

Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum - The 409-acre Planting Fields Arboretum includes many rare and beautiful plantings and tours of Coe Hall mansion.

Coindre Hall - This 33-acre waterfront estate features a castle-like mansion and rolling grounds that overlook Huntington Harbor.

Old Westbury Gardens - A stately mansion that contains 18th century furnishings and fine art and grounds that boast lovely gardens.

Frick Estate/Nassau County Museum - This neo-Georgian mansion houses the Nassau County Museum of Art, including ten galleries of art exhibitions.

Vanderbilt Museum - In addition to mansion tours, this museum includes a planetarium and a world-class natural history display.

Welwyn Nature Preserve/Holocaust Memorial and Education Center of Nassau County - This estate was just one of the Charles Pratt family estates, a founder of Standard Oil. This mansion houses a holocaust educational center.

Sagamore Hill - Also known as the 'Summer Whitehouse' of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay.

Caumsett State Park/Marshall Field III Estate - Marshall Field III was heir to the Chicago department store empire his grandfather founded. Visit his 1,600-acre estate.

Events and overnight mansion stays can be arranged in places that inspired the setting of The Great Gatsby - Oheka Castle, Glen Cove Mansion or other nearby hotels. More information is available on the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (LICVB) website at www.discoverlongisland.com/goldcoast.

The LICVB is the official tourism promotion agency for Long Island. For more information about Long Island or to receive a Travel Guide call 1-877-386-6654 ext. 210.

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