Drink a Montauk summer ale in Montauk
The best post-beach plan is a cold pint (paired with a plain cheese slice from Primavera Pizza a block away) on the sky-blue picnic tables at Montauk Brewing Company, where there’s always a fun crowd and great brewery-only beers.
Bring the best of the Hamptons home with you
Before your trip out east, pack a couple of empty bags to stock up on goods like mixed berry pies, fresh lobster salad, fried chicken, and BBQ ribs from family-owned Round Swamp Farm in East Hampton.
Go surfing at Ditch Plains
Ride the waves at this popular surf break -- or just watch other people do it while eating an egg sandwich from the beloved Ditch Witch food truck. If your surfing skills aren’t exactly Kelly Slater-worthy, Whalebone’s Jesse Joeckel recommends a lesson with the Montauk Boardriders.
Go off the beaten path in a fertile paradise
The Vineyard Field Preserve at The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton offers 40-acres of unexpected green grandeur that'll cure even the most miserable of hangovers.
Enjoy a truly wild feast in Amagansett
An Outstanding in the Field feast at Amber Waves Farm is what sustainable dining is all about. Come fall, savor Long Island’s super-fresh bounty during a meal prepared by Chef Hillary Sterling from NYC’s Vic's.
Sleep underneath the stars
Amongst all the high-priced hotels in the Hamptons, the most memorable place to spend the night is on the beach for a $35 camping adventure in Hither Hills State Park. The Montauk sunrises at your feet are worth the long trip out.