LIRR stop: Bridgehampton, Montauk Branch
Travel time from Penn Station: 2 hours, 33 minutes
Price one-way: $28.25 peak, $20.50 off-peak
Let go of any preconceived notions about the Hamptons’ elitist attitude and stuffy all-white parties, because if you’re a fan of contemporary art, Bridgehampton is well worth a visit. The Dan Flavin Institute, as part of the Dia Art Foundation, displays the illuminating work of this innovative contemporary artist known for his talent with light. Many of Flavin’s fluorescent light sculptures are housed here, in what was once a fire station. The colorful arrangements create a glowing environment that as much transforms the white walls in the room as it will transform the way you look at light. Afterwards, continue the art excursion into Downtown, where several galleries display intriguing local works. Finish your wandering with a visit to Round Swap Farm's store front on School St. The local produce, jams, and baked goods here are a product of nine generations of family farming, truly an art form in and of itself.