The Hamptons have long been known as a playground for the rich and famous, but the town of East Hampton is an affordable option in the area that has a reputation for being a wonderful family-friendly destination. The beautiful beaches, stylish shops, and top-notch restaurants make this a perfect location for your dream vacation. Most of the restaurants and shops in East Hampton can be found on North Main Street and Star Island Road, but there's something to explore on just about every street in the area.
Here are just a few of the must-see attractions and activities in East Hampton:
-Montauk Point State Park: Take a walk through the beautiful guided trails to the top of the point, where a panoramic beach view awaits you.
-Guild Hall Museum: Sample the rotating calendar of exhibitions and hands-on activities at this popular local museum.
-Pollock-Krasner House: Take a guided tour of the home where world-famous painter Jackson Pollock resided.
-Go to the Beach: Of course, a vacation to the Hamptons wouldn't be complete without spending time on some of the world famous beaches in the area.
Even though East Hampton has a reputation for being a summer town, there's plenty happening here no matter when you decide to visit. Sample the works of some of the most talented young artists in the area at the Annual Student Art Festival in April, enjoy live performances from talented actors at the Mulford Barn Theater in August, or listen to live music from every genre possible during the Jam Sessions at Bay Street, held every Thursday during the winter months.
Whether you're looking for a picturesque condo that would be perfect as an East Hampton wedding venue, or a cozy villa just steps from the beach, there's a vacation rental that will put you exactly where you want to be in this lovely town.
While there are plenty of attractions and things to do in East Hampton, some of the biggest New York attractions are only a short drive away. If you have some extra time to explore the surrounding area, the capital city of Albany and the booming metropolis of New York City can both be reached within an hour by car.
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