Our last roadtrip of the summer was to a location a bit closer to home–the Hamptons. The area is made up of several towns on the South Fork of Long Island. I’ve lived in New York for 10 years and never visited until this summer. I attended an event in Southampton in July and wanted to return for a weekend. Most towns in the Hamptons range from a 2 -3 hour drive from the city and is also accessible by bus and train.
We drove so that we could see the quaint towns, visit friends and go to the beaches. We stayed in East Hampton, visited Amagansett and later drove to Montauk. In just a few days, we experienced some of the best food and wine in the area. We had lunch at Babette’s, pizza from Sam’s and drank wine from Wolfer Estate (I highly recommend “Summer in a Bottle”).
The five things we wanted to do:
- Go to the beach at sunset.
- Get our feet wet.
- Visit Balsam farm stand.
- Check out a cute restaurant.
- Drink rose.
Our last stop before heading home was to visit a friend and chef at Arbor Restaurant in Montauk. The beautiful restaurant had ample seating, a neatly landscaped patio and was near the water. We arrived during brunch and had a glass of rose until our friend’s shift ended. We walked to the beach to chat and catch up before our drive home. The trip was relaxing and fun. We enjoyed visiting friends, popping in and out of restaurants and shops. Although the traffic on the way home was horrific, the time away was well worth the additional hour in the car.