A Guide to the Original Hampton
The Hamptons OG. Southampton is filled with history, cuisine, and beaches. Founded in 1640, it is an epicenter for culture, with numerous museums and historical centers throughout the town. When the summer vacation became a commonality in American culture, Southampton was the number one destination for those wishing to escape the city. Lined by beaches, it was and still is a top-of-the-line summer spot.
What to do:
Transport yourself to a world filled with endless amounts of creativity. A stroll through this museum will take you through the minds of numerous artists showcased in ever-changing exhibitions throughout the year. From paintings to prints, there is something that will strike the creative chord in everyone.
For beginners and non-beginners. Learn to surf or increase your confidence on the board with a session of surf lessons on the coast of Southampton. Did you really go to the East End of Long Island if you didn’t surf?
Main Street is popping with shops, but one is rarely complete without a good ole’ book store. This one is just right around the corner from the town’s array of other stores, making it a great escape from the hustle and bustle. Happy reading.
Where to stay:
Rest and relax a little. Plunge pools, saunas, crystal healing, and a nice menu of organic cuisine. Sounds pretty Southampton if you ask us. No need to bring your own crystals. They have you covered.
Like Italy, but on Long Island. Enjoy swimming pools, craft cocktails, bike rentals, complimentary breakfast that’s served directly to your room and more. The bright yellows and blues will make you feel like you woke up on the other side of the pond.
Do B&B’s really ever go out of style? We don’t think so. Dating back to 1648, this historic hotel definitely still has its charm. Located right in the heart of downtown, experience all that this Hampton hamlet has to offer just steps from your room.
Where to eat:
The famous Lobster Roll destination now has not one, but two locations. Not a place, or a bite, that you can pass up. Don’t like seafood? They have options for you too, but passing up a lobster roll may be considered a sin. The sign is pretty iconic, so you can’t miss it.
Italian cuisine is always yes or a pinch of the fingers gesturing in Italian, but dining at Dopo Argento makes that answer even easier. Fish, meats, and of course pasta that will make all of your taste buds smile. Tutto finisce a tarallucci e vino.
In a rush? This market offers the best of the best grab-to-go foods. Better yet, it’s all sustainable and farm fresh. Not bad at all.