The Hamptons

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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

The Hamptons Money-Saving Tips

Drive around

Although it is possible to reach the Hamptons by railroad or bus, you’ll definitely want a car once you arrive, especially since most hotels are not near the beach.

Avoid fines

Village parking is often limited to defined lots or two-hour spaces – be sure to check for a time limit before you settle in to avoid being towed and fined.

Dining out

In season, advance reservations are necessary at most restaurants (hint: your best bet for scoring seats is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). In the off seasons, pricey restaurants offer early evening prix fixes that are relative bargains.

Drive carefully

Police are vigilant about catching speeders and drivers under the influence for good reason: main roads are congested and back roads are unfamiliar, unlighted, and twisty. To add to the confusion, some roads even share the same name.

Smart connection

The most cost-effective way to connect with The Hamptons from the airport is to take a taxi to one of the places where the Hampton Jitney, a private bus, stops (www.hamptonjitney.com) or to the Long Island Railroad (www.mta.info/lirr).

Seafood

Local Hamptons fish is renowned for its freshness – local catches include albacore, bonito, flounder, and scallops. Seafood is pricey due to quantity controls but can be had for less at commercial dock restaurants and clam bars.

Travel time

Roads are congested at rush hour (7-10am and 4-6pm on weekdays) and on Friday and Sunday nights.

Summer galas

Summer galas provide opportunities to get up close and personal with legendary artists and socialites while contributing to a good cause. Tickets are pricey (rates start around $200). Check event calendars before you go for party information.

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