Theoretically, camping sounds like a sweet idea -- crisp, clean air, noble trees, playing with fire...But between the isolated locations, the need to dig your own toilet (DYOT), and your inexplicable fear of lions, it's usually more trouble than it's worth. But not at Hither Hills State Park, a full-service, lion-free, oceanfront campground five minutes from Montauk.
With two miles of beach and a forty-acre lake, Hither Hills offers rustic adventure, plus luxury amenities like bathrooms, showers, and a general store where you can stock up on lube, beer and taco-flavored Pringles -- aka, the basics. There's also a firepit picnic area, a volleyball court, and miles of hiking and biking trails, which your annoyingly outdoorsy friends can brave while you treat their girlfriends to island cocktails and borderline inappropriate "Skin-So-Soft" bug repellant rubdowns
If the women aren't lured into infidelity by your supple, probing fingers, head to one of these nearby bars to land yourself a sleeping bag partner: