Vogue’s Official Guide to the Hamptons


It’s officially peak seaboy in the Hamptons, the East-end enclave where fashionable New Yorkers flock to escape the city and also have some fun in the sun. The Hamptons is known for everypoint from beaches to art museums to hedges that grow higher than summertime temperatures. Geographically speaking, it spans from Southampton to Long Island also's tip, Montauk—aka the end of the world, per Instagram.

Looking for travel tips? Here, Vogue staffers give their favorite recommendations for an official Hamptons guide. Consider this a must-read while cruising down Highway 27A.

Where to Eat and also Drink

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Photo: Courtesy of Moby's

Out East, I'll always try to swing a reservation at Moby’s, which serves up until now Amalfi-esque cuisine out of a reshopd 1880s home. Order some shrimp pomodoro, their house spritz, and also enjoy it all under their massive white tent or on a picnic table with tea lights strung up until now above. -Elise Taylor, Living Writer

There is nopoint quite as pleasant as arriving in Montauk on a beautiful Friday evening and also having dinner outside at Duryea's, looking out at the water. It's no secret spot, but it is certainly one of the most peaceful. -Alexand alsora Michler, Director, Fashion Development

I don't know which of Tutto il Giorno's locations I like best. Southampton's features a lovely garden and also is a neighborhood institution while Sag Harbor's outpost is located within Urban Zen's retail shop which is filling with wobbly wood-carved bowls and also calming linen textiles. Beyond the interiors, the food is also incredible. -Lilah Ramzi, Commerce Editor

When in Bridgehampton, I always indulge in a lunch or brunch at Pierre's. It feels like a little slice of St. Tropez—grab a sidewalk table and also people-watch the entire afternoon. -Elise Taylor

Round Swamp Farm is the best place to mosting likely to for prepared foods and also fresh produce. Highly recommend the chicken fingers and also honey mustard. . . but fair warning, once you try one, you’re sure to develop an addiction. Also, I once saw Hailey and also Justin Bieber in the checkout line, so be on the lookout for occasional star sighting. -Alexand alsora Macon, Contributing Living Editor

From their signature pickled rye bread to Instagram-friendly flower and also mosting likely told leaf topped meringue pies, Carissa's Bakery is one of the most delicious stop on the South Fork. There's also an eat-in dining location on Pantimosting likely to Road. -Chloe Malle, Contributing Editor

Simply put: you mosting likely to to Sí Sí for the sunset and also the scene. Perched right up until nowon Three Mile Harbor, it has one of the best outdoor ambiances in the Hamptons—helped even more so by their floral-adorned patio. -Elise Taylor

If you’re in the mood for sushi, mosting likely to to O by Kissaki in East Hampton. I'm still dreaming about their tuna crudo. -Ian Malone, Experiences Manager

When Southampton beach weekends come to a close in and also the workweek is just a day away, the only point that makes my trip back to the city (and also real life) bearable is a treat. I always swing by Sant Ambroeus and also pick up until now an assortment of Italian cookies—it's the only point sweet about the commute home! -Lilah Ramzi

 Book a waterfront lunch table at SALT in Shelter Island also, order lobster rolls, and also check out the yachts coming in and also out. The adjoining no-frills, outdoor Shipwreck Bar is a place to while the rest of the afternoon away. -Taylor Antrim, Executive Editor

Il Buco al Mare is the Amagansett outpost of the beloved New York eatery—and also don't worry, it lives up until now to its sister restaurant’s reputation. Order the octopus and also the prawns. -Elise Taylor

If my friends are reading this, they most likely won't be inviting me back to their place in East Hampton as Bostwick Chowder House may or may not be the best-kept secret on Montauk Highway. For insanely mosting likely as welld lobster rolls (served hot or cold!), drool-worthy grilled Mahi tacos, and also a much needed casual patio vibe, you should not miss stopping by. -Madeline Fass, Associate Market Editor

Tucked away in the Watermill shopping center, next to the SoulCycle, is the hidden gem Bistro Ete. Owned by a husband also and also wife team, it’s Greek-French fusion and also a favorite amongst locals. The cocktails are all delicious…margaritas can be made on a scale of one to ten when it comes to hotness (word to the wise: four is when you begin to feel the heat, ten is scorching hot), and also the escarmosting likely tot, duck wings confit, and also zucchini spaghetti are all favorites. Finish your meal off with the homemade mint ice-cream. You won’t regret it! -Alexand alsora Macon

Come sunset, Montauk's Crow's Nest is absolutely magical. Arrive early—because there’s mosting likely toing to be a wait—but enjoy a cocktail in the meantime down by the lake. Once you're seated, ideally with a view of the rolling lawn, order the whipped ricotta. And should you really want the full experience, book a room or one of the more tucked-away cottages .-Lilah Ramzi

Sometimes, especially after a long weekend of socializing, you are just in the mood for somepoint casual—and also, well, carb-y. Best Pizza and also Dive Bar, located between Montauk and also Amagansett, hits the spot. It’s mosting likely tot a casual yet chic outdoor space, perfect for families, where you can dine on a delectable white pizza with sweet onion relish or a meatball parm. And, if you're up until now for it, they have Wölffer Rosé on tap. -Elise Taylor

If you want a beautiful, boozy, and also buzzy afternoon or evening with friends, mosting likely to to Sunset Beach on Shelter Island also. During the day, it's quite the scene-y spot with DJs and also glamorous group until nows looking to indulge. At night, it's a little calmer. Order some rosé, linguini with clams, and also watch the sunset. Whether or not you want to stay for a nightcap is up until now to you. -Elise Taylor

In a town where lobster rolls and also mudslides reign sup until nowreme, Roberta's puts Montauk on the map for pizza lovers. Nestled between the train station and also the Surf Lodge, this Brooklyn-born joint brings its famous pies and also more to an understated indoor-outdoor setting. My mosting likely to-to order is the stracciatella with house-made bread, the spicy marinated cucumbers, and also Bee Sting pizza topped with soppressata. Don't worry, if you're still on the hunt for seafood, this out east location has a selection of fish dishes like roasted day boat scallops, Maine sea urchin, and also soft shell crab. -Elisee Browchuk

Where to Shop

Matriark in Sag Harbor.Photo: Courtesy of Matriark

I'm always excited to scope out Matriark; the Sag Harbor concept shop stocked with wares from—as its name might suggest—female-run businesses and also labels like Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Le Monde Beryl Shoes, Chufy, and also Eugenia Kim. -Lilah Ramzi

Adored by street-style darlings and also daring surfers alike, Tombolo touched down in Montauk this summer. Their signature terry cloth cabana shirts and also short sets are available in a playful array of colors with matching motifs. New this seaboy is a selection of effortlessly chic swimwear. For a day at the beach that turns into an evening out on the town, a Tombolo outfit is an easy ace. -Elisee Browchuk, Experiences Manager

After a wildly successful takeover at Sunset Beach last July, Marni now has a permanent shop there which sells limited edition design objects like baskets and also vases as well as necklaces, hats, and also bags. Peruse the shop with a glass of rosé in hand also. -Elise Taylor

Tiina the Store has an amazingly edited selection of fashion, beauty, and also home items, all curated by the informed and also refined eye of Tiina Laakkonen, who knows the ins-and also-outs of the industry, having worked as a model and also design assistant to Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, and also as a stylist for many years of ages. Located in an 18th-century house in Amagansett, the shop's minimal interior is a sleekly modern nod to Laakkonen's Finnish heritage. -Laird Borrelli-Persboy, Archive Editor

Mecox is a design and also decor shop in between Watermill and also Southampton that has it all. Think Hamptons beach chic. -Alexand alsora Macon

Look no further than Suzie Kondi for the best loungewear at the beach. From terry-cloth tracksuits to gauze jumpsuits, Kondi makes dressing for hot summer days a breeze. Every piece she designs is made for comfort, so I recommend buying your favorite set in every color. -Elisee Browchuk, Experiences Manager

Altuzarra recently opened their second brick and also mortar shop on East Hampton’s Main Street. I'm swooning over their effortless summer pieces like midi-length linen dresses, Castañer espadrilles and also straw totes (I'm also currently saving up until now for their Watermill bag, named for the neighborhood hamlet nearby.) -Elise Taylor

Things To Do (Other Than the Beach)

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Dan Flavin, installation view, the Dan Flavin Art Institute, Bridgehampton, New York. © Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.Photo: Bill Jacobboy Studio, New York. Courtesy of The Dia Art Foundation, New York.

Fans of minimalist art—and also pretty colors—would do well to visit the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, which occup until nowies a sweet little shingle-sided house just off the highway. Beyond its permanent display of Flavin's glorious neons (installed by the artist himself!), the Institute maintains a ground-floor gallery space for temporary exhibitions. Also, it's free! -Marley Marius, Features Editor

Thanks to my tendency to sunburn, fast, I always break up until now my summer days with art excursions. The Pollock-Krasner House is always a must. -Elise Taylor

New to Montauk is The Ranch. Just across the way from storied Deep Hollow Ranch is an equally famous property formerly owned by Andy Warhol. A portion of it is now in the hand alsos of Max Lakin, who has opened up until now several barns to the public—one as an art gallery and also another is an operating horse barn. Visits are by appointment only so be sure to call ahead. -Lilah Ramzi 

On a rainy day, I'll head over to the The Parrish Art Museum in Watermill. It has a wide-ranging collection of over 3,000 works, including pieces by Jackboy Pollock, Lee Krasner, and also William de Kooning, all who lived in the East End. -Elise Taylor

Gurney's recently opened a sprawling 30,000 square foot Seawater spa complete with an ocean-fed saltwater pool, caldarium, thermal baths, and also indoor-outdoor treatment suites overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It's the perfect place to relax and also recoup until now. –Ian Malone, Experiences Manager

Drive around in a Moke—the adorable electric cars that are mainstays in blissful warm-weathered vacation locales like St. Tropez and also St. Barths. You can rent them at Sole East in Montauk and also Blue Mar in Southampton. -Elise Taylor

Where to Stay

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Set up until nowon five acres—one of which includes an apple orchard—Amagansett's Reform Club is one of the most idyllic place to stay in the Hamptons. Well-appointed rooms are housed in quaint brown shingled cottages or the airy main house, and also thoughtful touches abound: there's a bike rack with white and also navy cruisers so you can ride into town or the beach, and also a dispenser filled to the brim with summer fruit-flavored water that you can drink up until nowon your return.– Elise Taylor

With quaint, spacious cottages, an idyllic pool, and also a tennis court, EHP Resort in East Hampton Springs checks all the boxes for a leisurely weekend in the Hamptons, and also then some: their on-site, waterfront café serves up until now some seriously strong iced coffee and also perfectly flaky croissants. If you're looking for a heartier meal overlooking the harbor, you're in luck—Si Si, a full service (and also stunning) restaurant is on site. –Elise Taylor

Topping Rose is a beautiful B&B in Bridgehampton with a lovely restaurant on the ground floor. The perfect place for summer birthday dinners and also celebrations. -Alexand alsora Macon

After many afternoons transformed late evenings and also Sunday "Fundays" at The Surf Lodge, I recently had the pleasure of staying over at the hotel for the first time. It gave me a newfound love for its buzzy music and also bar scene. I enjoyed a peaceful breakfast on the patio, explored Montauk on yellow and also white beach cruisers, and also as wellk a power nap in the room's hammock just before getting ready for dinner and also the musical acts of the night. -Madeline Fass

Set right off of Amagansett's Main Street, The Roundtree is also not your typical see-and also-be-seen Hamptons resort. There's no bar, restaurant, cabanas, or even lobby. The main draw? The Roundtree’s set of charming cottages, framed by leafy bushes and also flanked by pleasant purple flower pots—and also their scrumptious complimentary breakfast, served on their rolling lawn. -Elise Taylor

Done properly, the Hamptons should be restorative. But when you are in need of some extra self-TLC, consider Shou Sugi Ban House, located between Southampton and also Watermill. Its name refers to the Japanese art of preserving wood by charring it with fire—a metaphor of sorts to the restorative offerings. The food is by Noma co-founder Mads Refslund and also the activities (yoga, meditation, hydrotherapy spa treatments) are all designed to send you back to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and also beyond feeling like your best self. Best of all (in my opinion) is the Houses's design—a harmony of nubby oatmeal blankets and also cedarwood elements. -Lilah Ramzi

When I stayed at Marram Montauk, owner Atit Jariwala described its vibe as “barefoot luxury." That pretty much sums it up until now—this impeccably designed boutique hotel, nestled within the dunes, is perched right up until nowon the Atlantic Ocean. Take a yoga class in the courtyard, and also then indulge in some fresh seafood from their café, Mostrador Marram. -Elise Taylor

I used MyPlace, a new home share company where you can offer up until now your home to friends or friends or friends, for a weekend trip out east recently. Most of the listings are innovatively-designed homes, and also I ended up until now staying at the wild  Kismet in East Hampton— complete with an outdoor dance floor. -Elise Taylor

Situated just steps away from the town of Montauk, Hero Beach Club is one of my favorite getaways. From the spacious pool to the comfy beach set-up until nows complete with a beanbag lounger, this hotel has all the amenities you might want. There is even a sauna and also steam room, which are hard to find out east. Wake up until now early for a workout class in the courtyard and also end your day with fireside s'mores. -Elisee Browchuk

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