Experience the Hamptons
The Hamptons prime location on the South Fork of Long Island has made it one of the top vacation getaway destinations in the country. East Hampton, The heart of the Hamptons, incorporating the villages of Amagansett, East Hampton and Montauk is a quintessential vacation paradise. This playground of the rich and famous is surrounded by water. The Atlantic Ocean abuts our south shore, while the northern shoreline is bounded by bays, sounds and inlets. Water sports abound-whether its, swimming, surfing, surf casting, deep sea fishing, whale watching, sailing, boating or kayaking-we have it all!
But it doesn’t stop there; this gem of the Hamptons has preserved almost half of its land as open space, leaving beaches, farms, forests, meadows and marshes in their pristine condition. This means vacationers don’t have to go far to find a quiet place to sunbathe, meditate, relax, hike or bike. Just take one of the many public trails or a quiet country road and end up at your own special hideaway at one of our Hampton’s rentals.
Things to Do in the Hamptons
In addition to the water based activities, land lovers can enjoy a variety of things to do. Golf enthusiasts’ can test their skills at the renowned Montauk Downs or for a shorter play, try either of the 9 hole courses at Poxabogue in nearby Sagaponack or the Sag Harbor Golf Course located on Barcelona Neck. Horseback riding is available at a number of nearby facilities with western trail rides available at the Deep Hollow Ranch and Rita’s stables in Montauk, or English style at Stony Hill Stables in Amagansett.
History buffs flock to the famous Montauk Point Lighthouse, commissioned in 1792 by George Washington. Or visit Montauk’s Second House Museum built in 1797. Tour the Mulford Farm, and the home of John Howard Payne, writer and composer of Home Sweet Home. Add to this a visit to East Hampton’s Hook Mill, and Clinton Academy to learn what life was like on the east end 300 years ago.
The arts abound in East Hampton, with Guild Hall, the cultural center of the community, offering theater, concerts, lectures, as well as exhibits of their collection of contemporary and historical fine art. The Jackson Pollock House in the hamlet of Springs gives visitors some insight into the lifestyle of this creative genius. Ashawagh Hall, also located in Springs, hosts a variety of art and other cultural events throughout the year. In addition, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor offers a variety of cultural and entertainment venues.
Add to this the many galleries, great restaurants, world-class shopping and you have a vacation destination at one of our hotels in the Hamptons that’s hard to beat. With all of this, the Hamptons are still just a short drive from the center of Manhattan.