Happy summer friends! We always kick off the first real week of summer vacation at our favorite place in the world- Montauk! For those of you who aren’t NY/Long islanders, Montauk is the last town on the east end of Long Island, at the end of the Hamptons. It has an old school, beach-chic vibe; very family friendly, but also perfect for kid-free getaways as well. We’ve been going for years, and this past trip I got a lot of requests for our Montauk/Hamptons favorites all in one blog post, so here goes:
Where we stay: We’ve been staying with Sole East Resort for over ten years- it has a large pool, in house restaurant, bikes to rent, beautiful beach-chic rooms, and gorgeous grounds. It’s also well-priced for Montauk/the hamptons and the staff is really nice- also its a 2 min/ten min walk to town! I’ve also stayed at Gurneys Montauk yacht club, the Surf Lodge, and Ruschmeyers, but truly Sole East is the best for the best price in my opinion!
Food and room at Sole East Resort
Eats: For breakfast, if we don’t eat poolside at Sole, we always always go to Bliss Kitchen in town for breakfast burritos! We also love Anthony’s Pancakes for a classic diner breakfast, Joni’s or Happy Bowls if we’re feeling healthy. Montauk Bakery is also great to grab a bagel or pastry and coffee if you just want a quick bite!
Our fave lunch/dinner spots include: Tacombi tacos, Crow’s Nest (gorgeous vibes, upscale menu), Harvest on Fort Pont (absolute must in Montauk; family style and very kid friendly), Swallow East (small plates, sharing), South Edison and Duryea’s Lobster for seafood, Ruschmeyers, John’s for after dinner ice cream, Gig Shack for drinks and apps w a side of live music, Montauk Brewery for happy hour and Left Hand for coffee!
Other Montauk “musts”: kitschy mini golf at Puff-n-Putt, hiking Camp Hero grounds, surfing at Ditch Plains, sunset catamaran happy hour (we’ve done Montiki) up at the Harbor, sunset at Navy Beach, and hit up the farmers market in town on weekends!
On the way out: we usually break up the drive out east and stop at a vineyard (Duckwalk or Wolffer) for a drink and snack, or stop in Southampton’s Golden Pear Cafe for breakfast or Sant Ambroeus for lunch if we’re feeling fancy; and Book Hampton in East Hampton is a great stop to pick up your beach reads.
Ok so that’s it! Hope this helps you guys if you’re planning a Montauk getaway this summer- if you feel like I left out anything feel free to drop a comment for others to see!