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The Hamptons

The Hamptons, located on eastern Long Island's South Fork, is an expansion of seaside villages most commonly known as a summer destination for affluent New York City residents. The Hamptons is renowned by its long stretches of beaches and an interior of farmland, towns and villages with 18th-century shingle buildings and estates hidden behind tall boxwood hedges. East Hampton is home to high-end restaurants, up-market bars and designer boutiques.

East Hampton is home to the LongHouse Reserve sculpture garden, showcasing works from artists including Willem de Kooning and Dale Chihuly. In Water Mill, the Parrish Art Museum displays contemporary local art. Southampton is known for its "old-money" mansions. Sag Harbor has pebbly bayside beaches, and the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum occupies a stately Greek Revival building. Montauk Highway, with its farm stands and wineries, is the region’s main artery. Its eastern terminus is Montauk, a laid-back destination for surfing and fishing with many seafood shacks and an iconic lighthouse.
There are two sides to the Hamptons:
One is the chaos during summer when thousands of 20- and 30-somethings descend on the island to party. The other is the tranquility of being 125 miles away from New York City.
The Hamptons are made up of villages and towns that are bordered by the Long Island Sound (oftentimes referred to as the bay) and the Atlantic Ocean.
Southampton, Watermill, East Hampton, Bridgehampton and Amagansett sit on the Atlantic side, while Sag Harbor and the Springs touch the bay.
Montauk is at the very tip and is the only village that shares both bodies of water. It's got more of a beach town/surfer vibe compared with Southampton's more suburban landscape.
Regardless of location, the Hamptons have changed over the past decade.
There are simply more people, more noise, more annoying-ness. But the Hamptons are still a getaway where you can breathe in clean air and be at one with nature. And the best way to enjoy the Hamptons today is like with everything else in life -- a healthy balance.

The Hamptons Tourist Attractions –

• Cooper’s Beach
• Parrish Art Museum
• Wolfer Estate Vineyard
• Long Island Aquarium
• East Hampton Main Beach

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