CarHopper Market Guide: The Hamptons - Enjoy Your Stay in Style
There are plenty of things to do in the Hamptons, which is well-known as a vacation spot for the well-to-do from New York City, and composed of a string of seaside communities on eastern Long Island's South Fork. More than 14 million people visit in the summer every year, according to the Hampton Beach Vacation Guide, with most visiting the 17 miles of coastline. There is plenty to do, including the Catamaran Regatta, weekly fireworks displays, daily concerts, the Tow Truck Rodeo, sandy beaches with picturesque views of the ocean, lighthouses, and more.
What is the best way to get around Montauk, East Hampton, South Hampton, and West Hampton, however? This guide informs you of a few of the many exciting things to do and explains how you can enjoy a luxury car rental or exotic car rental from CarHopper to enjoy your trip in style.
Some Things to See in the Hamptons
One of the best beaches in America
- Cooper's Beach, South Hampton-- This is the Village of Southampton’s main beach, and you will have everything needed for a full day in the sun. There's plenty of food at the nearby concession stands, and you can rent an umbrella and chair for $10–$15 and enjoy the day.
- Main Beach, East Hampton-- This has topped many lists as one of the best beaches in America. It is known for its pristine white sand beaches, and the affluent vacationers flock to it. There is a $30 a day parking fee. Visitors may occasionally meet an occasional celebrity, as they enjoy a litter free experience.
- The Surf Lodge, Montauk--People drive for hours on the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day to this trendy motel to hear such bands as Lukas Graham, Benjamin Booker, and Son Little, in concert for free. The restaurant was inspired by the beauty and culture of the area. The seafood is local, and the Asian cuisine is great.
- Ditch Plains, Montauk--This is one of the best places in the area to hang ten. As you surf, you will notice the area is gentle for beginners but large enough for veterans. Many also enjoy sandwiches and quesadillas at the local favorite, Ditch Witch.
- Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Sag Harbor--Many feed the chickadees and chipmunks on this 186-acre refuge, but experts say it's best to keep your food and hands to yourself.
A Few of the Best Hotels in the Area
There are a number of fine hotels in the area. Some of the best places to stay are:
- The Mill House Inn, in East Hampton, a 5-star hotel, that offers free pick-up from the local train station, babysitting and childcare services, free infant beds or cribs, a garden, arcade/game room, free breakfast, a terrace, beach umbrellas, and a location near the beach.
- The Baker House 1650, in East Hampton, which offers a garden, terrace, lounge, sauna, spa, indoor pool, and a location near the beach.
- Topping Rose House, which offers a free, cooked-to-order breakfast, cribs or infant beds, a library, garden, rooftop terrace, childcare services, a spa, free area shuttle, and lounge.
- The Maidstone, in East Hampton, which has a garden, terrace, library, computer station, lobby fireplace, concierge services, free use of bicycles, a business center, and a lounge.
Some of the Best Restaurants
There are a number of fine restaurants. Some worth mentioning include:
- Scarpetta Beach--Looking for something different? How about cavatelli with guanciale or striped bass with squash? The professional service is worth noting.
- Union Cantina--Do you love Mexican food? You can find some of the best here, with a little different emphasis. You can try a pizza with heirloom tomatoes and guacamole, enchiladas with skirt steak, striped bass, chicken or vegetables, and spicy shrimp, as well as great salads including a tomatillo watermelon with a charred poblano vinaigrette and sweet corn, hearts of palm, grape tomatoes, avocado, and oregano-lime vinaigrette. Don't forget to try tacos filled with pork belly or stuffed with lobster.
- Backyard at East Sole--The salads are huge, and you love the local grilled fish.
- Duryea's Lobster Deck and Seafood Market--You won't find better lobster anywhere than at this restaurant on a picturesque part of the waterfront.
- The Palm--this East Hampton establishment is considered by many to be a special restaurant. It has been called "charming old country club," but is a great place for steak or seafood.
- Bistro Ete--great for those who want great food but something different at the same time. The husband and wife team that operate this laid-back restaurant make you remember their business with their French-inspired Mediterranean cuisine.
- Suki Zuki--draws people in for the chicken teriyaki salad, with a tangy dressing, chicken, and wonton strips, and a tangy dressing, as well as spicy tuna sandwiches. The prices are reasonable.
Some clubs worth mentioning include:
- John Scott’s Surf Shack, which is known for 10 cent wings on Mondays. People stay here until the early morning.
- Beach Bar, which always has a party and a DJ.
- 75 Main is a restaurant by day, a lounge by night.
- Southhampton Social Club is a luxurious restaurant and cocktail lounge, as well as a dance club, with great DJs.
Whatever You Want to Drive in the Hamptons, You Can Find it From CarHopper
Naturally, whether taking a vacation or business trip in the Hamptons, no trip would be complete without an exotic car rental or luxury car rental to round out the experience. Whatever you want, a convertible, couple or SUV, you can find it on the CarHopper website at carhopper.co. Here are some suggestions, but if you don't see what you're looking for, do a search on our website for the car you have in mind:
- The Porsche 911 debuted in the 1960s. Many consider it the quintessential sports car and the pinnacle of luxury cars. You'll feel surrounded by luxury as you drive this car available in the convertible, Targa, and convertible forms, and you may just feel like a racing legend.
- The 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale A is rated by some online as "awesome," although the A stands for Aperta, which means open in Italian. It has a 597 horsepower and is the most powerful Spider ever made. This beautiful convertible is perfect for driving through the scenic area.
- The Bentley Continental goes from 0 to 60 in four seconds and is the most powerful SUV ever made. With multiple color choices available, a fully leather-trimmed interior, a driver assistance technology, driving modes that fit your style, and entertainment options that allow passengers to watch TV or videos, use media streaming, place a video call, and play games, there is no experience like driving a Bentley.
- Imagine driving a luxurious Lamborghini Huracan with a 571 horsepower along the beaches as you view the ocean at the Hamptons.
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