Summer in the Hamptons is fast approaching and we can’t wait for the season. Summer out East is all about gorgeous beaches, world-class shopping, one-of-a-kind golf, fine dining, and so much more. Thankfully, the choices are plentiful. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite places to go and things to do out East this summer. And with a busier-than-ever season ahead, now is your time to reserve your 40-minute private helicopter flight from Manhattan to the Hamptons.
When it comes to dining…
The Old Stove Pub
A Hamptons Classic known for its great charm, stellar steaks, and fresh salads returns for the third season with new owner Joseph DeCristofaro. It’s back and better than ever with classic Greek dishes and new additions with a Mediterranean flair. Originally opened as a pub in 1967, the name “Old Stove Pub” has become a bit of a misnomer, since the restaurant offers a far more elegant, upscale dining experience, and is committed to using only the best and freshest ingredients available delivered daily. New owner, Joseph DeCristofaro is a born and raised Southampton local and believes in supporting the community, and providing the best in service and quality.
When it comes to staying active…
The 6,988-yard course dates all the way back to 1927. A 1968 redesign by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and some touch-up work within the past decade by his son Rees Jones have kept Montauk Downs alive and well. The natural ponds, deep woods and scrubby underbrush constantly come into play, especially when the crosswinds off of the Atlantic Ocean, Lake Montauk and Fort Pond Bay converge overhead. Two tee shots are equally scenic, the 221-yard 12th hole and the 18th hole, a par 4 that heads directly toward the unique pyramid-shaped clubhouse. Golf Channel travel expert Matt Ginella ranks Montauk Downs as the second-best “hidden gem” in the country. Golfweek rates it 13th among the top public golf courses in New York state.
When it comes to spending time with your family…
The South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) & Nature Center is the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island. Founded in 1988 by a group of South Fork naturalists, the museum is a place for children and adults of all ages to discover, explore, learn, and engage. You don’t want to miss their 33rd Annual Gala Conserving our Planet: The Future Starts Now Marking 33 years of Nature Conservation, Education and Exploration at the museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday, August 6.
Whether you plan to commute regularly out East, or are looking forward to the occasional visit, it’s time to plan your travel and book your private helicopter flights now to enjoy your summer in the Hamptons. Just think of all the traffic you’ll skip.
Book your Trip to the Hamptons now!
Carolyn Caretti Marino