The 10 Most-Read Stories of 2017

You came. You clicked. You read. As 2017 comes to a close, Pulse looked at the most read stories of the year. This is not a subjective list of Long Island’s top trends. Measured by page views, these are the stories readers clicked or tapped on the most on lipulse.com.

8 Places to Visit Before You Die

Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island: Maldives

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The world is filled with beautiful places and this list proves it. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, these must-see attractions around the globe are simply breathtaking. Don’t be surprised if you want to book a trip by the time you get to No. 8.

Best Beach Hotels in the World

Nihiwatu Resort, Indonesia

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Beware: this list will make you miss summertime even more than you probably already do. From Indonesia to Miami, these beach hotels have views, décor and amenities fit for a king or queen. A few are right here in America meaning you won’t have to travel too far to reach paradise.

Best Long Island Outdoor Bars

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Long Islanders will use any excuse to enjoy drinks outdoors. But with views so beautiful, who can blame them? These 10 Long Island outdoor bars had readers lingering past curfew all summer long.

Brunch Here for Bottomless Fun

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Bottomless brunch and where to find it. Enough said.

8 Waterside Eateries to Try This Summer

The Beacon

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Once Long Island waterfront restaurants open their outdoor patios, locals flock over in numbers. These eight offering delicious food, yummy cocktails and, of course, gorgeous views, were all the rage this summer.

LI Restaurants That Feel Like a Tropical Vacation

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Not jetting to the Caribbean anytime soon? A mini escape awaits at five Long Island restaurants exuding island vibes even in the dead of winter. Head over to get your tropical fix.

5 Romantic Dinner Destinations on Long Island

oheka castle

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Romance soars on Long Island. There’s charming hotels for a staycation, breathtaking places to take a walk and restaurants meant for wining and dining. Consider this your romantic guide to dining on Long Island.

Best Places to Bike Ride on Long Island

image: yelp.com/jones beach bike path

image: yelp.com/jones beach bike path

Hopping on a bike doesn’t take much convincing when paths are this beautiful. Eight spots are worth adding to your exercise bucket list.

Spoons Ice Cream & Cereal Bar Coming to Seaford

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Ice cream with an adventurous twist. Yes, please! Owner of Cara Mia Restaurant and Park Place Restaurant & Bar, Sergio DeCiantis, opened this Seaford spot in the summer and it quickly became a foodie hit. Think 20 different cereal and sugary toppings swirled into soft serve.

10 Long Island Bagel Shops Not to Be Missed

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There’s no separating Long Islanders from their bagels. We asked and you told us the best places to find them across Nassau and Suffolk.

anna halkidis

anna halkidis

Anna Halkidis is a senior web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.