Looking to plan a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city? Look no further than good ‘ol Long Island- the Hamptons can be your weekend destination all summer long!
If you’re looking to escape a little further than Jones Beach this weekend but aren’t trying to go say, as far as the Jersey Shore, the Hamptons is obviously your best bet. With beaches extending all the way out to “The End,” any of the hamlets along the most eastern part of Long Island will be sure to satisfy your nautical needs. While your there, make sure to check out a few of these recommendations:
Ok, obvs. This is what you’re here for. But there are quite a few great beaches extending all the way to Montauk. Tiana Beach, is quite nice and usually not too crowded while Atlantic Beach in Amagansett’s is also one of the most popular ocean beach spots. Then there’s Ditch Plains Beach all the way out on the eastern most tip of the island which is a notorious surf spot.
Hit the bar
After a morning of taking in the sun, you might be in need of a drink to help “cool off.” Depending on where exactly on the island you are will determine which bars are the most practical for you to head to but generally bars and restaurants are in abundance. If you’re feeling extra ritzy, you could head over to the stomping ground of John Steinbeck and Paul Newman, Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor.
Chow down on Lobster Rolls for lunch
Lobster rolls and ocean views go together like peas in a pod, so what better excuse to chow down on these puppies than your weekend in the Hamptons? The Lobster Roll Restaurant in Amagansett is a cult classic for not only seafood but also nice desserts.
Follow it up with an ice cream
Is it really summer (or a vacation) without an ice cream? Of course not! Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen is the place to be for a home made mint chip and chocolate fudge brownie ice cream. It is a must on your Hamptons to do list.
Check out a nature museum
If you’re looking for a little culture on your trip, it’s always a good idea to head to a museum. The South Fork Natural History Museum could be your destination. Located on 40 acres of green, this state-of-the-art natural history museum is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon if you need a break from the sun. It’s also an educational center where you can learn about preservation and engagement with our environment.
Seafood dinner, anyone?
It’s not everyday you’re out on the Hamptons so you might as well indulge. The outdoor restaurant space at Duryea’s is just one of the many places to have a relaxing seafood dinner and take in all the views.
And if you showed up on a Friday, repeat all weekend long!
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