One of our favorite places to celebrate the summer! Whether you’re tucking into a book by the pool, lounging on the beach, or wining and dining yourself at the best restaurants, we've created the ultimate guide of where to stay, play & dine with the utmost style in The Hamptons.
Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor
In the heart of Sag Harbor, just above East Hampton, you’ll find the recently renovated hotel and restaurant, Baron’s Cove. With all the amenities of any luxury hotel experience, and a stylish, sophisticated restaurant, helmed by “Chopped” winner, executive chef Jay Lippin, Baron’s Cove, feels like an oasis that you’ll never want to leave.
The Maidstone, East Hampton
A chic staple in the center of East Hampton, the recently renovated Maidstone Hotel has been an inn & hotel in the Hamptons since the 1920s. New design features include an updated, whimsical take on the traditional Americana and Hamptons aesthetics that are reflected in the shared spaces throughout, including the pink sun room, art bar and new take on a classic lounge. The hotel has 19 individually designed rooms and cottages for an intimate & restful long weekend away.
Located in Montauk at the end of the Hamptons stretch, lies this relaxing & beautiful resort. Like most hotels in the Hamptons, Gurney’s consists of a mere 38 rooms. With amenities like an indoor seawater pool, world class spa, and multiple dining options in and around the property, you won’t be thinking about anything but lounging and relaxing either on the beach or poolside all weekend long.
Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton
Steps away from downtown Bridgehampton, Topping Rose House marries old American charm with modern sleek design in an effortless fashion. The property offers 16 spacious guest rooms and 6 additional One-bedroom suites. The amenities include a Jean-Georges restaurant, a pool, health and spa facilities, and chauffeur services that are able to shuttle you around the town.
Latch Pop Up, Southampton
Formerly the historic Village Latch Inn, the ambience of this five-acre retreat is charmingly rustic and relaxed and reminiscent of the great Summer Colony past with a 21st century refresh. Behind the white gates, a no-frills yet all-essential relaxing stay is found in a private, country setting with newly refurbished, modern accommodations.
The Surf Lodge, Montauk
The perfect open air restaurant with all the quintessential Montauk party vibes. Enjoy a taste of the sustainable and local food, from the fresh seafood that comes directly off Montauk Harbor each day, to produce from the farms of the East End and North Fork of Long Island. Or grab a drink and lounge at the tiki-themed beachfront area.
Wölffer Kitchen, Amagansett (Pictured) & Sag Harbor
With the obvious aesthetic of Wölffer’s signature bohemian spirit, Wölffer Kitchen, the family-owned winery’s first restaurant ventures, serve coastal, farm-to-table dishes with a twist. Pair any of their plates with one of their wine selections for an even more exciting experience (we love the Summer In A Bottle Rosé!)
Nick & Toni’s, East Hampton
A staple in the Hamptons for the past 30 years, Nick & Toni’s Italian inspired menu is a definite favorite of GDV’s. All of their ingredients are local, and many of them are even grown by the restaurant itself in their back garden. Some of our favorites dishes are the Artisinal Cheese Selection (with house made Jams), Market Catch & Free Range Chicken.
La Fondita, East Hampton
The East End’s token Taqueria, all dishes are made with fresh local ingredients, as with most Hampton’s restaurants. Order to go or dine under the stars at their al fresco picnic tables.
Townline BBQ, Wainscott
Located in Wainscott, right before you hit East Hampton, Townline BBQ is a family favorite with all the best that BBQ has to offer including ribs, pulled pork & brisket.
The Dock House, Sag Harbor
A casual seafood restaurant & market, The Dock House has some of the best lobster rolls & soft shell crabs on Long Island. Perfect for a light bite after a day out on the boat, or on a lazy afternoon with family & friends.
Elaia Estiatorio, Bridgehampton
Classic Grecian restaurant, Elaia Estiatorio is the perfect destination for a casual bite or a full meal with family and friends. Some of our favorite finds on the menu include the Htipiti (Whipped Feta), Chicken Souvlaki and the Grilled Market Fish.
Serving classic French fare, Pierre’s has been a Hamptons staple for years. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there’s something for everyone at Pierre’s. Dine outside for a true Parisian experience.
Tutto Il Giorno, Southampton (Pictured) & Sag Harbor
From the stylish, upscale & relaxing interior, to the contemporary Italian seafood & pasta dishes, Tutto il Giorno is a fully immersive dining experience that you won’t soon forget. We love the whole branzino, the daily risotto, and the asparagi.
Urban Zen, Sag Harbor
Located right next to Tutto Il Giorno, Donna Karan’s immersive venture offers everything from chic outdoor furniture & tables, to home & personal accessories to eye catching fashion.
Aerin, Southampton (Pictured) & East Hampton
An outpost of the luxury lifestyle brand created by style icon & socialite, Aerin Lauder. With a mixture of home accessories, fashion & gifts perfect for any occasion, Aerin has curated a retail experience that is sure to “surprise & delight”
The Reformation Beach House, East Hampton
With an airy, minimalist style, sustainable clothing brand, The Reformation, made its mark in The Hamptons summer 2017. Since then it has reappeared every year offering an array of pieces from beachwear, to formal wedding attire all with their own stylish twist.
Blue One, Bridgehampton
Located right on main street, Blue One is the beach chic, go-to store in Bridgehampton. With pieces from designers like Alexis, Michelle Mason & Pinko, find your perfect summer throw on.
Surf Bazaar, Montauk
The Hamptons’ quintessential beach shop located at the Surf Lodge (see above). Whether you’re looking to change up your coverup, add to your shades collection, or a fit-all beach bag, Surf Bazaar has everything for your 2019 beach style.
Tenet, Southampton (Pictured) & East Hampton
Located in both Southampton & East Hampton, we love this beautifully curated store. From clothing & accessories, to furniture, books & artwork, owner Jesse Warren carefully selects each piece, including their handmade surfboards.
Nili Lotan, East Hampton
We love the casual, Jetsetter vibe of this famed clothing line. Their store in East Hampton certainly does not disappoint. Whether it’s on-the-go lounge clothes, or your next casual going out outfit, Nili Lotan has a piece for every person and every occasion.
Located on Main Street, in Amagansett, Christin Ganeaux’s brainchild is a small clothing, accessories & personal products boutique. Lined with Christin’s unique finds, Ganeaux is one of our favorite one-stop-shops for men and women alike.
Tiina the Store, Amagansett
This fully immersive store is one of our favorite Hamptons retail escapes. With everything from handmade decorative porcelain and glassware, to sleek minimalist clothing, to candles & fragrances from famed London company Perfumer H, we love the aesthetic & discovering unique pieces that this exquisite Amagansett hotspot has to offer.
Parrish Art Musem
A striking, modern facility, the Parrish Art Museum is a place to discover and connect with artists and art with a focus on the rich creative legacy of the East End and its global impact on the art world. The museum presents 15 temporary exhibitions each year, including new installations drawn from their own collection of more than 3,000 works. Current & future exhibitions throughout the summer include paintings from Helen Frankenthaler, and photography from Thomas Joshua Cooper, Renate Aller & Jean-Luc Mylane.
Vineyard Tour at Wölffer Estate
Open year-round, seven days a week, the tasting room at Wölffer Estate is both a center of activity and place of tranquility. Guests are warmly welcomed into a rustic-modern space to sample & enjoy Wölffer’s award-winning wines alongside a wonderful selection of cheese & charcuterie platters while overlooking the lush vineyards and Hamptons landscape.
Farmer’s Market Visit
There’s nothing we love more than farm fresh fruit & vegetables! Wherever you are in The Hamptons, be sure to stop by one of the local Farmer’s Markets to select your ingredients for the weekend. What’s more is many of the farmers are sources for the local restaurants.
Lounging by the Beach
Whether it’s Coopers Beach in Southampton, Main Beach in East Hampton or somewhere in between, there are plenty of sandy lounging spots along the Hamptons coastline. Make sure you get there early, parking fills up quickly!
Take up surfing lessons with Hamptons Surf Co. Whether you’re looking for some one on one guidance to get you started, or if you’re committed to sticking it out all summer long, Hamptons Surf Co. has every option at every level that you might need.