The town of East Hampton is composed of several hamlets, each with great beaches and plenty of activities to keep local residents and visitors busy, both indoors and outdoors. Come in summer to enjoy the gorgeous sun and sand or travel here at any time of year for shopping, dining and diverse cultural experiences. Visit Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Springs and Wainscott.
Main Beach is the epitome of the beauty of the Hamptons, with a long stretch of sand and waves. It has been named among the top 10 beaches in the country by Forbes and others. Splash around in the water under the watchful eye of lifeguards and gaze in awe at some of the massive estates bordering the ocean.
One of the cultural highlights of the region is the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Stop in to view the home and workshop where Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner lived and created some of their most revered abstract works starting from 1945. Nearby, the Leiber Collection features handbags by Judith Leiber and prints, paintings, sculpture and a landscaped garden by Gerson Leiber.
East Hampton was founded in 1648. Several of its other museums focus on history rather than art. Stop at the 1720s lean-to Home Sweet Home Museum, the 1680 homestead Mulford Farm, the 1784 Hook Schoolhouse and the 1720 Osborn-Jackson House. Come to Guild Hall for opera, theater and art events.
Besides enjoying the beaches and historic attractions, try hiking, biking, boating, diving and fishing at Cedar Point County Park. See splendid displays of colorful foliage and outdoor sculptures at the gardens of LongHouse Reserve. Round Swamp Farm market offers fresh produce, seafood and other local foods year-round.
Drive or take a train to East Hampton in about 3 hours from New York City. Rent a bike to travel from one hamlet to another.
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Walk among many acres of lush gardens in East Hampton and discover a stunning array of sculptures and art installations.
There is perhaps no sight more iconic in East Hampton than that of the rustic wooden windmill on North Main Street with its sails turning lazily in the wind.
In this unassuming studio in East Hampton, see where two of America’s foremost abstract painters created some of their most famous works.
Discover East Hampton’s early American history at this museum inside a classic 18th-century saltbox house that was once thought to have inspired a famous song.
On the eastern edge of Long Island, enjoy a day on this exclusive beach complete with lifeguards, restrooms, a snack bar and other amenities.
Bring your beach blanket and pack a picnic for a relaxing day of sand, sun and surf at one of East Hampton’s calmer beaches.
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of New York City and take a day to enjoy the quieter life. Discover the opulence and scenic beauty of Long Island, where many rich and famous have made their home, before shopping in Sag Harbor and at Tanger Outlets.
Check out the prime wine country of the Northeast on a trip to explore the vineyards of the North Fork. With 12 tastings at 3 different wineries, paired with artisan dishes and some great views of the peaceful countryside, this day trip gives you a great look at the charms of Long Island.
Mystic, Connecticut has 3 major things going for it: 1) A stunning water's edge location, 2) Fascinaing colonial and maritime history, and 3) Awesome local food and drink. In this 3 hour walking tour you'll be guided through the beautiful, the historic and the delicious.