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New York City's favorite getaway for the cognoscenti and well-to-do, the Hamptons offer a rich tapestry of coastal towns distinct in their local charms. Here are some of the more intriguing venues. Note: The I.V. Doc is here, too, so if excess partying, sun or a sudden illness lay you low, we can help!
Drive or cycle along Dune Road between Westhampton Beach and Hampton Bays for dramatic views of the ocean and magnificent seaside estates that give you a sense of the enormous wealth and beauty of Long Island's South Fork. Stop in at one of the atmospheric marina restaurants for some fresh seafood and cooling libations.
On the bay side of the South Fork, Sag Harbor is a quiet break from the crowds and Hampton chic, whose shingled houses and picket fences have long provided a haven for writers and artists you've undoubtedly heard of. Browse quaint shops offering maritime curiosities and local crafts, or paddleboard around the harbor for terrific views.
Bars, Bites & Buys
Both East Hampton and Southampton have walkable Main Streets abounding in designer boutiques, sundry shops, restaurants, and trendy bars to take in the scene…and be seen. If you’re headed out to Montauk, don’t overlook the small villages along Montauk Highway, offering more unique shopping, eating and socializing options.
Yes, luxury camping has arrived in the Hamptons—complete with bay views—on the beach at Cedar Point in East Hampton. Fully furnished tents have hardwood floors, queen-sized beds, bureaus, even waterside decks! Includes continental breakfast, campfire, s’mores, grilling area, and deluxe shower facilities. Contact Terra Glamping.
Arts & Nature
Parrish Art Museum
Located in the town of Water Mill, the Parrish has evolved into a major art museum housing more than 3,000 works of famed artists and sculptors that include Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Chuck Close, April Gornik, Elizabeth Peyton, and many others. You may also catch one of five special exhibitions each year.
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
As a beach alternative, the seven miles of hiking trails in this nonprofit natural preserve wind through a diverse habitat of forests, ponds and groves of rare dwarf pines. Among other exhibits, you can visit their Outdoor Wildlife Complex of injured native animals that require human care, including hawks, owls, foxes, and a bald eagle.
What's on Tap Today?
Psyched for some Yoga on the Farm? How about a Jackson Pollock Experience Art Workshop? Or a stirring musical at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor? There's a plethora of events happening each day, all listed on the Hamptons.com calendar.
Worth Planning a Visit Around
Long Island's South Fork has some scenic wineries well worth a stop-in and a tasting. They include Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, Duck Walk Vineyards in Water Mill and Channing Daughters Winery, Bridgehampton. And go ahead, treat yourself to a gigantic lobster roll at, where else, The Lobster Roll in Amagansett!
This should keep you busy for a while. For complete information on what to do and how to get around in the Hamptons, visit Hamptons.com.
The I.V. Doc Hamptons Special
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