The North East region of the United States is arguably the most naturally beautiful region in the country. From the mountains in Maine to the Sandy beaches of Rhode Island, there is something to do for everyone! When planning a trip to the North East you absolutely have to schedule a visit to the Hamptons! The Hamptons are famous for their star-studded estates. Celebrity Icons such as Jerry Seinfeld and Martha Stewart have been attracted to the area and have built summer homes within the community. Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers vacation in the Hamptons in order to get away from the busy day to day life of the city. They are drawn in by its countryside charm and spend their days on the beach or exploring the local art museums.
The Hamptons are also home to some of the best shopping around! Click Here to access your ultimate guide to the Hampton’s Chicest Shops! If you decide to stay in the Hamptons, you will absolutely not go hungry. Locals and tourists alike flock to the Hamptons for world renowned seafood. Click Here to get a list of the twenty essential restaurants that you must visit! Additionally, the east end of Long Island is famous for its wineries and vineyards. During your visit you should be sure to enjoy a scenic drive along the coast as you hop from vineyard to vineyard. Just be sure to have a designated driver so that you can as you will certainly want to sample all of the different varieties of wines! If you are more of a beer fan, then be sure to check out the Montauk Brewing Company for some local craft beer! The Hamptons are arguably most famous for their stunning beaches where you can kick back and relax in the sun.
If your idea of a perfect vacation involves art, history and culture then the Hamptons has something for you too! There are many gorgeous places to stay in the Hamptons and at times the options can be overwhelming. During your visit, be sure to make a stop at the Montauk Light house which holds multiple family friendly events throughout the course of the year. You can also experience the beauty of the Hamptons by visiting the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center. Here they offer interactive exhibits where expert staff educates patrons on the natural history of Long Island. For those more interested in exploring on their own, there are miles of nature walks through the surrounding wetlands.
I married a Long Islander and so have been able to explore much of the area with him as newlyweds. In my humble opinion the best places to stay are those that take you back in time to a simpler era. I would highly recommend staying at one of the many bed and breakfasts that capture the historic natural beauty of the Hamptons. When you are planning your next trip be sure to consider East Hampton, you will not be disappointed!