The remarkable Hamptons is a historical playground of wealthy New Yorkers, located on Long Island’s South Fork. It remains a summer celebrity destination, with sensational restaurants, nightclubs, and extravagant summer homes. It is also well known for its lovely beaches, fishing, and kayaking which bring in nature-loving and down-to-earth visitors. Old money can be readily seen throughout Southampton, while new wealth reigns in East Hampton. Montauk is a hit with fishermen and surfers. The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, Montauk lighthouse as well as many wineries are noteworthy popular stops.
Must try, places to eat
Almond Restaurant Bridgehampton There’s a sense of casual whimsy at the tin-ceilinged, zebra-wallpapered Almond, where a skilled wait staff serves dependable bistro fare with a side of good humor. The bar scene can get lively, so if it’s quiet sustenance you seek, arrive early for the nightly steal—a $29 three-course prix fixe supper, available until 7 p.m.
The Highway Restaurant & Bar is the quintessence of what a great neighborhood restaurant should to be, the kind of place where guests feel at home and can have a delicious, well-crafted meal, whatever the occasion, any day of the week. Open year-round, The Highway offers a menu of seasonally inspired New American cuisine that gives nods to urban and global influences.
The Beacon is situated atop the Sag Harbor Cove Yacht Club and has views spanning Sag Harbor Bay all the way to Shelter Island. A consistent Hamptons favorite, some go-to options include the pork chop Milanese, halibut in parchment paper and the shrimp salad with peanut dressing. The restaurant notes on its website that it is first-come, first-served and fills up quickly.