Travel Thursday: Hamptons Anticipation


In a few weeks, we will finally be going on vacation. Part of our trip we’ll be spending a long weekend at our friend Hardy’s house in the Hamptons (say it three times fast). Most of the times we have gone, we spent time at the beach, grilled, played softball in his backyard, and occasionally venture into town for milkshakes.

All summer long, PureWow has been sending me updates on things to do, places to check out, and yummy foods to try in the Hamptons. So really, every week I’ve gotten a “Hey! When are you coming to the Hamptons? We’ve got more things for you to add to your to-do list!” Here are a few of my favorites.

Want fresh seafood at your door with 24 hours of it coming out of the sea? Local fishing cooperative Dock to Dish will deliver the catch of the day, well, the same day. While it might be late to sign up for a weekly subscription, we’ll have to find a restaurant that subscribes for a super tasty meal.

If I’m feeling really ambitious, I may head to the lawn at Ruschmeyer’s hotel in Montauk overlooking Fort Pond for a WaveShape class. This full-body workout focuses on the muscles you use to surf: a strong upper body, a solid core, and lots of balance. Bonus: the classes are “pay what you can” to make sure they’re accessible to the whole community. 

beach beauty, beach hat, jen darling

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Looking for a little beauty R&R while laying on the beach? No problem. The Hamptons Organic Beauty Bus offers on the go beauty services that are organic and chemical free. It travels from Westhampton to Montauk and will stop almost anywhere–hotels, private homes, the beach, even out on the water, thanks to a partnership with Heron Luxury Yachts to offer spa cruises along the coast. I’ll take a facial and a spray tan at Cooper’s Beach? Can I just schedule that now?

And we can’t forget about happy hour. The Southampton Publick House is one of our favorites, but we’ll also have to add the Montauk Brewing Company and Blue Point Brewing Company to our beer list. We’ll also be sure to head to new restaurant Fresh in Bridgehampton to try their Come Out Looking Like a Rose cocktail, which blends tequila, homemade rhubarb syrup and fresh lime. Adam is a big rhubarb fan, and I am always up for trying new cocktails.

This list hasn’t even broken into the places I want to go shopping. The Hamptons is full of little boutiques, general stores, and antique shops just begging to be visited.

What should I add to my list of places to check out in the Hamptons?

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