East Hampton is well-known for its serene beaches and its charming downtown area that features preserved village architecture. It attracts an exclusive, yet low-key crowd, especially throughout the summer months and provides plenty of relaxation as well as opportunities for exploring, shopping, and fine dining.
Easthampton is a stop on the LIRR, about a 3 hour ride out from Penn Station. Another popular option is traveling via bus: the Hampton Jitney, Hampton Ambassador, and the Hampton Luxury Liner all depart from NYC (each have different levels of luxury and, therefore, differing price points). Or if you’re feeling something a little more exclusive, there’s always the option of flying in via helicopter through BLADE.
What to See/Do
In addition to its marvelous beachfronts, East Hampton’s historic Hook windmill is a must-see, and Guild Hall, its center for visual and performing arts that hosts events such as poetry readings and film screenings, is definitely worth a visit. Cedar Point Park offers both individual and organized group camping areas, and features picnic areas, fishing areas, and nature trails.
Dining & Nightlife
The 1170 House Restaurant and Inn is listed as East Hampton’s “premier fine dining location”, located in a three-story house with a charming ambiance. Another notable spot is Nick and Toni’s, one of the area’s top restaurants, featuring Italian-Mediterranean cuisine.