07/10/12 - 0 Comments
Our Top Ten Hamptons Picks: What To Do Out East this Summer
If you live in New York, then there’s a pretty good chance you’ve been to the Hamptons. Every weekend in the summer, droves of city-dwellers head “out east” to beat the stifling heat (don’t even get us started on the subway). While you may be confident that you know all the happening activities and places to see and be seen in, we’ve assembled our list of our top ten favorite Hamptons to-do’s in the summer. Done them all? Stop gloating. Get out there and do them all over again!
1. Tight though your abs may be, you’re still probably looking to get some exercise in. Opportunities abound on the East End. Try Barry’s Boot Camp’s outpost in Wainscott for a workout that will leave you begging for mercy. Low-impact workouts more your style? We love the yoga classes at Kamadeva Yoga in East Hampton.
2. Surfing is so much fun (once you get the hang of it, anyway) that we often forget it’s still a workout. Take a lesson at Coreyswave in Montauk. If the thought of battling those waves frightens you ever so slightly, try paddle-boarding instead.
3. It wouldn’t be the weekend without a bit of imbibing, and what’s more fun than a wine tasting excursion? There are only three wineries on the South Fork but if you’re feeling adventurous, head to the North Fork. It has over 30!
4. Not into wine? The Hamptons finally got hip to the beer garden trend. Take the long (yet scenic) drive out to Montauk and throw a few back at Zum Schneider. Montauk also has food trucks…who knew! We’re dying to try the lobster roll at Turf (doesn’t hurt that the owner/chef is rather attractive!).
5. After the winery or beer garden, you’ll need a nap. Either head back to your hotel/sharehouse, or take a quick snooze at one of the countless beaches up and down the South Fork. Slap on a little sunscreen and get a tan while you’re at it.
6. Odds are you’ll be drinking again in the evening, so make sure you have a hearty dinner to soak up all that booze. We love Cyril’s Fish House, a no-frills beach bar on Route 27 in Amagansett that serves up delicious fresh fish. The crowd is young, the vibe super chill and the eccentric proprietor Cyril can usually be seen mingling with the clientele.
7. Once you’ve digested your seafood dinner, you’ll be ready to hit the dance floor. Among the hotspots this year are SL East, Georgica and South Pointe. Try to get on a guest list, as waits can be long and entry fees steep.
8. If the club scene isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy a night out. Montauk is the most laidback town in the Hamptons, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to party. You’re guaranteed a good time at The Sloppy Tuna, Memory Motel, or the place to be seen, Ruschmeyer’s.
9. Come Sunday morning, you’ll just want to relax. Spend the day at the beach, followed by a leisurely stroll down Main Street. We prefer Southampton- it’s a little less pretentious than it’s East Hampton counterpart, but has some great stores like LF, the newly-opened C. Wonder and another newcomer called Ruby and Jenna. Really cute clothes, equally affordable price tags.
10. You’ll need one last meal before hopping on the train or Jitney back to the city, so we suggest a leisurely brunch at Pierre’s in Bridgehampton. It’s an East End legend, plus the food never disappoints.