Published: December, 2017

Hamptons, New York (Amanda Freeman)

South Hampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Amagansett all have their own personalities... spend an hour or three (window) shopping in each town.
— Amanda Freeman
  • More about your oliver guide:
  • Trip type: Adult, Family, Group getaway, Beach
  • Activity level: easy
  • Ideal length of trip: WEEKENDS ALL YEAR, SUMMER SEASON

to & from

  • Drive or rent your own car (you will likely want one)
  • Take the Jitney (bus)
  • Take the train
  • Take a sea plane
  • Take a Blade helicoper

Where to Stay

Where to Eat and Drink

What to Do

  • SHOP... South Hampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Amagansett all have their own personalities... spend an hour or three (window) shopping in each town.
  • Amagansett Square - charming shops, coffee shop and grassy area for kids to play while you shop!
  • Poupette St. Barth, Milly, Calypso, Zimmermann, Figue (East Hampton)
  • Matta, BookHampton, Collette, Jayson Home (Sag Harbor)
  • Surf Lodge boutique (Montauk)
  • Sunset Beach boutique (Shelter Island)
  • Farmers markets...so many! (Fairview Farms in Water Mill - the best Challah ever)
  • For Rainy Days... The Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton
  • Drum Circle in Sagaponack on the beach on Monday nights, gets crowded, but worth going once!
  • SLT in Southampton and East Hampton (cardio+pilates studio)

inside scoop

  • You need a beach permit to park at most beaches from Memorial Day - Labor Day.
  • Traffic can be terrible, avoid the main road and take the side roads when possible.
  • The earlier you go to Surf Lodge, the more likely you are to get in and not have to wait in line.
  • Rent a boat for a few hours from Global Boarding, so much fun!

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