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Have you ever been watching TV when one of those I Love N.Y. commercials comes on and you think to yourself, “I want to go to there.”

Well one of those intriguing places is right in your backyard.

The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition in Riverhead is featured in one of the campaign’s recently released spots.

The 30-second commercial, which airs until Aug. 7, includes the slogan: “New York State — It’s all here. It’s only here.”

In addition to New York, the television ads are airing in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as locations in Canada, including Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.

“Through I Love N.Y. promotions, we have welcomed more visitors, experienced more direct spending and felt the largest economic impact ever in New York state history,” said Howard Zemsky, commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development. “And we look forward to continued growth this year.”

The I Love N.Y. advertising campaign — which includes bus getaways and features various celebrations — is part of a $50 million statewide marketing initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently enacted. The campaign is designed to encourage New York residents and visitors to take full advantage of what the state has to offer.

“New York has something for everyone and I encourage those from near and far to look to the Empire State whether planning a vacation or looking for weekend trip,” he said.

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