There are several towns named Huntington in the state of new york, and it can be very easy to get confused. When you are looking at listings for Huntington hotels it is absolutely imperative that you make sure that the Huntington hotels which you are considering are hotels in the Huntington where you are planning to stay. Perhaps the best known and most visited Huntington hotels are the hotels located in the town called Huntington on long island.
A part of Suffolk county, Huntington is in the new york metro area and is a spot where many new york businessmen make their homes because it is within commuting distance of manhattan. However, if you are planning a trip to manhattan, staying in one of the hotels in Huntington long island is probably a mistake. The low price tag on rooms in Huntington hotels make this a tempting choice, as Huntington hotels are much cheaper than rooms of comparable size and quality in new york city proper. However, hotels in Huntington are less expensive for a reason, and that reason is convenience. While a commute of an hour or more may not be so bad for those who work in the city and live in Huntington, that kind of time in the car can really take the fun out of a vacation, so you would do well to cross Huntington hotels off your list if you are really more interested in visiting the big apple than in visiting Huntington.
However, there is a lot to see and do close to the Huntington hotels located in Suffolk county. The town of Huntington encompasses many villages including northport and asharoken. The town of Huntington was founded in 1653, and its first factories produced the thimbles, jars, butter tubs and pie platters which settlers all around new England bought for use in some of our nation's earliest colonies. Huntington hotels are proud of their heritage, and of the history of their town.
One of the most famous historical events which happened in Huntington long island on the site where so many Huntington hotels exist today was the capture of patriot Nathan Hale during the revolutionary war. Upon his capture by the british army in 1777 he created the famous quote "I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" before the military hanged him for treason to the british crown. His words, penned in the town of Huntington, long island, gave strength and inspiration to countless revolutionaries, and helped keep the young nation of America strong in the face of the painful, devastating war which was raging all around the nation.
Huntington's history in more recent days is notable as well, albeit on a less profound scale. Some of huntington's most famous residents have made huge impacts on American culture in fields all across the arts and sciences. The poet Walt Whitman who penned the famous opus "Leaves of Grass" was born and raised in Huntington, and there are several monuments to his memory.
These testaments include what is perhaps the most incongruous memorial to a modern poet, the Walt Whitman mall, a large shopping center in the Huntington long island area.