The Hamptons continue attracting New Yorkers and visitors from across the world every year. It is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city yet not far removed as to cause transport problems. Whether planning for a long summer stay or a short weekend trip, there’s so much to do and see in the villages of the Hamptons.
This beach destination has something for every kind of visitor, from the luxurious Hamptons resorts, outstanding beaches, museums and art galleries, party spots to irresistible dining opportunities, you will find something to enjoy.
This article explores some of the most exciting things to do this summer. Keep reading.
1. Enjoy a Mercurial Dining Experience
Now, if you have come to the Hamptons, you must make it a point to enjoy the villages’ exquisite culinary experience. There are some outstanding places to eat out alone or with family. From the cool EMP Summer House in in Amagansett, the creative Carissa’s Bakery to the French-inspired cuisine at the Le Bilboqueton Sag Harbor’s picturesque bay visitors enjoy an array of culinary delicacies.
You can also enjoy a nice eating experience at Amagansett’s The Lobster Roll, Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett for fresh tapas-style bites and Mykonos on Montauk Highway. Clearly, there is no dearth of amazing eating spots at the Hamptons.
2. Enjoy a Wine experience at the Wölffer Estate & Vineyard
You will not have experienced the true spirit of the Hamptons without a taste of rose wine. You can do this at the revamped Wölffer Estate & Vineyard. It is a wholesome experience that includes wine stands, wine tasting and of course good music. If you want to spend a calm experience out of the city, wine tasting should top your list.
3. Pamper yourself at the Spa
Beauty and wellness are huge industries in the Hamptons. There stand-alone beauty and wellness spas though your Hamptons spa resortwill also have the best facilities and services. If you are here to relax and unwind, you should add a spa treatment to your list of to-do things. It is rejuvenating and reinvigorating and you will go back home raring to get started after the vacation.
Some of the best spas include a Studio Day Spa, Deborah Thompson Day Spa, Pure Nail & Spa, The Baker House 1650, Geomare Wellness Center & Spa, La Carezza Salon Day Spa in in Southampton, Organic Beauty Bus among others.
4. Visit Jackson Pollock’s Home Studio
If you love art, you have an idea who Jackson Pollock was and when you visit this area, you should make it a point to visit his home studio. The National Historic Landmark Pollock-Krasner House features the painter’s still-intact home where the Abstract Expressionist painter made some of his most incredible works including the Blue Poles.
5. Have Fun at the Beach
Whether you are alone, with family or your partner, visiting the beach should always top your list of activities when visiting the Hamptons. There are peerless beaches here each with its unique qualities. It is an opportunity for the whole family to have fun together, including water sports and other beach activities.
Some of the outstanding beaches to try include the secluded Coopers Beach, which voted one of America’s most beautiful in 2017, Two Mile Hollow Road in East Hampton,Atlantic Avenue Beach, Amagansett, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Westhampton, Kirk Park Beach, Montauk, Hither Hills State Park, Montauk, and Ditch Plains Beach, Montauk among others.
From seal sightings, swimming, biking, beach dining, Ping-Pong to beach volleyball, there’s so much to do on these beaches.
6. Discover Amazing Art Exhibits & Concerts
The Long Island’s East End art scene is always alive in summer and you will find something to see every year. Some of the best art spaces to check out include the Eric Firestone Gallery (on 4 Newtown Ln, East Hampton, NY), Harper’s Books (87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY) and Halsey McKay Gallery (79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY ).
Others are The East Hampton Shed (30 Blue Jay Way, East Hampton, NY), The Fireplace Project (851 Springs Fireplace Road and the East Hampton, New York. The best art spaces and galleries are conveniently located near Hamptons resorts and you can pop in any time and enjoy the amazing creations.
7. Escape to the Serenity of the LongHouse Reserve
If you want a way to unwind after a tough week in the city, the LongHouse Reserve is the perfect place to visit. The landscaped gardens features sculptures and outdoor art installations by the likes of Willem de Kooning, Sol LeWitt, and Yoko Ono surrounded by 16 acres of gardens.
This garden in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods transports you instantly from the chaos of the city and rejuvenates you every time you visit.
8. Hank’s Pumpkin Town
This is an exciting and fun place for the whole family to spend time during a vacation in the Hamptons. There are over 30 acres of land for the family to have fun and different activities such as the popular pumpkin maze, apple picking, face painting, gem mining, pumpkin picking and more. The market is great for organic foods and the best cider donuts you will ever eat.
9. Shop and Shop
Like every other popular vacation destinations, the villages of the Hamptons offer visitors and opportunity to shop and have fun. From the colorful wares at St. Frank, vintage, sexy summer frocks at the Reformation Beachhouse, Harbor Books, S & S Corner Shop to Mountauk Mainstay, there’s store for everything you need. From souvenirs to designer items, everything is available here.
10. Family exploration and learning Activities
Families will find the Hamptons an exciting place to visit due to the attractions and activities available. They include learning experiences at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, Southampton Historical Museum, Children’s Museum of the East End, South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge among others. There’s always an opportunity for the whole family to have fun and learn when visiting these popular places.
When looking for a Hamptons spa resort, confirm the location to ensure you get a chance to do as much as possible when in the area. A conveniently located resort allows you to visit more places and do more when visiting the villages of the Hamptons. Looking for the perfect getaway from the chaos of the city? The Hamptons await.