The Hamptons

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Beach bums, outdoorsy types, glamour seekers, foodies, and culture buffs will all find satisfaction in The Hamptons.

Things to do in The Hamptons

Boating and Fishing

The Hamptons’ pristine bay and ocean waters are an open invitation to fisherman. Head out on your own or hook up a charter with Shinnecock Star.

Shinnecock Star, NY, 631-728-4563,
Tags: things to do | fishing | boating

Cooper's Beach

There are dozens of beaches – everything from ocean strands to sandy bays – but the wide stretch of oceanfront sand on Cooper’s Beach is one of the best for sun-bathing and surfing.

Job's Lane, NY,
Tags: beach | family | things to do

Nick & Toni’s

Rub elbows with celebs and moguls while indulging on dishes like wood-roasted pork chips dipped in Marsala sauce, warm dandelion salad, and polenta-cannoli pound cake.

136 N. Main St., NY, 631-324-3550,
Tags: expensive | smart splurge | dining | things to do | italian

Parrish Art Museum

Natural beauty and light-reflecting waters have drawn artists to the Hamptons for a century. Past exhibits have included regionally inspired works by greats like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Roy Lichtenstein.

25 Job's Ln., NY, 631-283-2118,
Tags: art | things to do | culture


Job’s Lane in Southampton village is particularly well-known for shopping. Here, established brands like Ralph Lauren rub elbows with independent boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops.

Job's Lane, NY,
Tags: shopping | art | things to do | designer

Water Sports

Surfing, kayaking, water-skiing and kite-boarding are popular pastimes in the Hamptons. Operators like Main Beach Surf & Sport rent equipment to experienced water-athletes and provide lessons to neophytes.

Main Beach Surf & Sport, 352 Montauk Hwy., NY, 631-537-2716,
Tags: family | water sports | things to do | outdoors

Wolffer Estate Winery

Fertile potato fields and a moderate maritime climate give forth to multiple vineyards (there are three in the Hamptons, plus 38 nearby). Tour Wolffer Estate winery and taste their award-winning wines. Open year-round.

139 Sagg Rd., NY, 631-537-5106,
Tags: winery | things to do | wine tour

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