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The Weekly Getaway: The Hamptons, an idyllic weekend spot

Victoire Leroy | February 14, 2018
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You’re feeling overwhelmed by the Big Apple and getting swamped by this never-sleeping city The Hamptons is the perfect spot you need right now! Escape from busy New York for a few days and spend some resting and quality time with family and friends. 

The Hamptons become extremely crowded during the summer months. The area, famous for its long and wide white-sand beaches and celebrity residents, gets filled with wealthy locals or curious tourists wanting to spend their holiday in one of those luxury wooden beach houses.

Yet, the East End has still a lot to offer in the colder season. Between nice walks on empty beaches, sharing a nice brunch with friends, exploring the little shops and visiting a vineyard, the options are endless and the excitement remains the same!

Going to the Hamptons for a few days in the winter is the ideal getaway weekend if you’re looking for calm and tranquillity. Roads are nearly free; you’ll have the ocean for yourself and will be able to eat in any trendy restaurant without having to worry about reservations.  These are some of the reasons why winter in the Hamptons is not surprisingly, starting to grow in popularity.

Nothing’s easier than getting to the Hamptons! From Manhattan, it’s a two-hour drive. The jitney is a bus line offering a ride to Long Island at a very reasonable price. You definitely have no excuse! Bonus: in winter, finding seats on those buses will be much easier!

See

  • Enjoy a long walk on the never-ending beaches
  • Montauk Point Light: Historical Monument at 45 minutes drive from East Hampton.
  • Wine tasting: Head to the Wölfer vineyard, located in the heart of the Hamptons and enjoy your glass of wine while admiring the sunset.
  • Book Hampton: Nice local bookstore in the centre of East Hampton.
  • JB Yoga: Take time for yourself and enjoy a relaxing and peaceful yoga class.

Stay

  • The Surf Lodge: A nice and cosy beach hotel offering an amazing view and cute bedrooms.
  • Baron’s Cove: Luxury hotel at 7km from East Hampton, in Sag Harbor.

Eat/Drink

  • Pierre’s: A nice French dinner or Lunch spot in the centre of East Hampton. Good food and cosy atmosphere. Try to grab a seat in those boots by the window.
  • Babette’s: A healthy and casual option for brunch.
  • TownLine BBQ: A very chill place to grab a quick dinner on Sunday night right before heading back to NYC.
  • Levain Bakery: The best gooey-warm-comforting cookies you’ll ever taste!
  • The Palm: A good steak and seafood restaurant, nice for dinner. A little bit fancy!

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