Best For Celeb Sightings: Main Beach
104 Ocean Avenue, East Hampton
No surprise, the best place to spot a Hollywood star out in the wild is still the Hamptons. To beach how the other half beach, however, isn’t so easy. While this quaint, tony beach, described as “quintessential East Hampton,” is where you’ll find celebrities, setting up your umbrella next to them on a weekend requires a parking permit for residents and non-residents alike -- and they sell out before Memorial Day. (Not to mention, the town only offers 60 parking spots for non-residents so you’ll have to get there very, very early.) But normies averse to sneaking onto the beach needn’t worry, there’s plenty to do in this town that could lead to you rubbing elbows with the rich and famous -- though, they’d probably prefer that you refrain from actually touching them. See who’s whos and who’s thats at Tuscan farm-to-table eatery Nick & Toni’s -- an institution for celebrities like Alec Baldwin and Martha Stewart for over 30 years. Manhattan Mayor Sarah Jessica Parker has been known to frequent Tutto il Giorno, a Naples-style Italian restaurant owned by Donna Karan’s daughter, while Babette’s, a clean food joint named in honor of the 1987 Danish film, Babette’s Feast, is Goop-approved. And Kim K. once had cocktails at 75 Main, so there’s that. Grab your biggest hat and darkest sunglasses and live like a one-percenter for a day. Who knows, you might even get mistaken for one yourself.