Many people may think beaches in New York City can rival Hampton beaches, but they cannot. In the Hamptons you can do more than just get a tan. It is a great weekend getaway destination to enjoy restaurants, outdoor bars, and wineries. There are things to do with the family, alone, and with that special someone. Once visitors find where to stay in the Hamptons, it’s time to plan their itineraries.
Hike in Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge
This is a perfect place to take the entire family. The trail, which is less than two miles, takes hikers to ponds, grasslands, and beaches. Hikers even visit salt marshes. These places are national habitats for wildlife. It’s easy to find a variety of furry and feathered friends along the preserve.
Visit South Hamptons Main Beach
Cooper’s Beach is the Village of South Hampton’s main beach. It has all the amenities needed to spend the day at the beach. Rent an umbrella and chair and enjoy the weather. The beach even has well-kept showers and bathrooms, so visitors won’t take sand back to their lodging.
Hang Ten at Ditch Plains
There are tons of surfing spots in the Long Island area, but nothing like Ditch Plains. Located in Montauk shore, this is one of the best surfing spots. It is a good area for beginners and large enough for veteran surfers. Montauk shore also has a local hangout that is great for getting a bite to eat.
Get Away from the Beach for a While
No visitor can spend time in the Hamptons without going to a museum. One museum to visit is the Pollock-Krasner House and Studio located in East Hampton. Famous Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollack and Artist Lee Krasner, his wife, purchased this home that is now a museum.
Visitors see how the couple lived and a lot of the original furnishings are still in the home. Visitors can also see how the artists worked in the tiny barn they turned into a studio. Admission is a small fee. For another small fee visitors can enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the museum.
Enjoy different Wines Like a True Hampton-ite
Sometimes it’s fun for a visitor to act like they live in the Hamptons all the time by sipping on wines in a gorgeous vineyard. The Hamptons have plenty of vineyards such as the Wolffer Estate Vineyard located in Sagaponack. It has a modern tasting room that has a rustic feel.
Enjoy Any Time of Year in the Hamptons
Whether it’s Memorial Day or just time off from work, the Hamptons is a great place to vacation. The beachfront thrills and bright restaurants are thrilling to enjoy on those lazy hot days. If fashion and beauty are part of the itinerary, there are plenty of places over on the East End to shop. Remember, the Hamptons is more crowded during the summer months than fall or spring. So, when picking the perfect place to stay, visitors may want to experience each time of year.