If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and indulge in a luxurious getaway, there's no place quite like The Hamptons. Simply a ferry ride from Connecticut, a helicopter trip from Nantucket, or a jitney excursion from New York, this picturesque destination is a summer classic. With idyllic beaches, charming villages, historic landmarks, and fabulous culinary experiences, here is your guide to the perfect long weekend getaway.
Head to Main Street in the village of Southampton, where you can explore the charming boutiques, art galleries, and antique stores. Relax with a cup of coffee and a pastry at Tate's Bake Shop, famous worldwide for its delectable cookies.
Next, visit the Parrish Art Museum, which showcases a beautiful collection of American Impressionist paintings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron Architects, the museum is beautifully constructed and focuses extensively on work by artists from the artist colony of the South Shore and North Shore.
Finish off your day by enjoying dinner at the newly opened, Enchanté Bistro, a modern Parisian-inspired hot spot. Enjoy classic French dishes and a curated wine list served in a stylish, glass-enclosed space with an outdoor patio and adjacent lively bar.
Today, pack up the car and explore the unique seaside village of East Hampton. Known for its vibrant art scene and fantastic restaurants, this charming destination is a quick 50-minute ride from Hampton Bays. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of fresh croissants and coffee at Carissa's Bakery. This haven of sweet treats boasts freshly baked bread, delectable pastries, and locally sourced ingredients, all crafted with love and precision.
Once fueled up, plan for a couple of hours on the pristine sandy shores of East Hampton Main Beach. This Atlantic Ocean facing beach offers all the necessary amenities including lifeguards, restrooms, a food hut, and pay-by-day parking via the ParkMobile App or online.
Afterward, take a scenic drive to Bridgehampton and visit the stunning Channing Daughters Winery, where you can sample a variety of award-winning wines and enjoy a leisurely afternoon of fascinating grape varieties in a beautiful vineyard setting.
For dinner, Tutto Il Giorno in Southampton is an absolute culinary gem. This upscale Italian restaurant seamlessly blends elegance, warmth, and unparalleled flavors — from handmade pasta to succulent seafood and delectable desserts, each bite is a celebration of Italian culinary artistry.
Enjoy a leisurely morning with a visit to the spa. Onda at Canoe Place offers exclusive treatments including the Rejuvenating Facial and Body Bliss Treatment, Ultimate Lift Facial, and Total Wellness Massage. Co-founded by Larissa Thomson, Naomi Watts, and Sarah Bryden-Brown, Onda offers esthetician-led facials, massages, energy healing, and body treatments.
Post rest and relaxation, it is time for lunch and lounging! Sit poolside, soak in the last bits of the summer sun, and enjoy food and beverage service from noon until 4:00pm.
Cap off your final evening with an indulgent night of fun dining. Good Ground Tavern at Canoe Place Inn, helmed by Relais & Château Chef Ülfet Ralph, has made its mark on the often impenetrable Hampton's dining scene. Anchored by coastal Mediterranean flavors, this tavern focuses on locally sourced ingredients and creative cuisine. From charcuterie boards and fresh salads to hearty burgers and seafood dishes, every dish is expertly prepared and beautifully presented. Truly a must-visit destination for foodies and travelers alike.