For those that love New York, we know that spending a weekend in the Hamptons is on most people’s bucket list. So let us help you out!
The Hamptons is what weary New Yorkers think about when they want to have an indulgent and relaxing weekend.
It’s known for celebrity sightings and scenic beaches, and it’s also New York’s most expensive summer destination since it costs a little over $400 to spend a night at some of the best hotels in the area.
But, while a weekend stay in the Hamptons can cost a little more compared to other NY vacation spots such as
Geneva and Lake George, it’s ultimately worth it since there’s a lot to do here all year round.
If you’re planning to treat yourself to a luxurious holiday, here’s a guide on how to spend a weekend in the Hamptons.
Where to Stay
A getaway in the Hamptons requires careful planning so you can fully experience the best of what this destination has to offer.
First, you’ll need to pick the right place to stay, and there’s a lot to choose from, depending on what experience you’re going for. If you want to stay in a fancy resort, consider EHP Resort & Marina.
They opened their doors earlier this year, and the 9-acre resort has luxurious rooms and cottages, three restaurants, a marina, and a swimming pool.
For December 2022, EHS will be offering a wide variety of activities for guests to enjoy the holiday season, including a festive hot cocoa bar, holiday cocktail making lessons, and private wine tastings, among others.
Meanwhile, for those who’d rather stay in a bed and breakfast, there’s East Hampton Art House. This establishment is run by local artists, and the amenities come with free studio tours and beach passes.
There’s also The Huntting Inn, which is located about 2.7 km away from the East Hampton Main Beach.
This place has free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV in every room, as well as an impressive breakfast buffet for guests.
Where to Eat
Foodies will definitely jump at the chance to stay in the Hamptons as this destination has lots of places to enjoy good food.
For instance, there’s The Clam Bar, which is a favorite among lobster fans. Feast on classics such as two-pound lobsters and clam strips or a Lobster Salad Roll.
For Mexican food, there’s Coche Comedor for tuna tacos and pork rib carnitas. Meanwhile, for seasonal comfort food, locals and tourists alike can’t get enough of Nick & Toni’s, which has been around since 1988.
This restaurant serves sumptuous dishes such as Ricotta Gnocchi, Wood Grilled Heritage Pork Chop, and Roasted Lamb Ribs.
What to Do
Its proximity to beaches makes the Hamptons perfect for activities such as swimming, windsurfing, paddleboarding, surfing, and fishing.
There’s also plenty of hiking trails where you can admire gorgeous scenery, and towns where you can shop for anything from baked goods to luxury items.
The Hamptons is also a haven for artists as it’s home to art exhibits and festivals. Make sure to stop by the Pollock-Krasner House, which is dedicated to Jackson Pollock.
There’s also The Parrish Art Museum which houses some of Pollock’s works, as well as the LongHouse Reserve, which has works from Willem de Kooning and Yoko Ono, among others.
The Hamptons has long been a favorite place for rest and relaxation for many New Yorkers.
Consider these tips to make the most of your visit and have fun while staying in this idyllic vacation destination.
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