The Hamptons voted 1# for family, artists and freelance writers, like myself.
The Hamptons is known to be a classic vacation site for many A-list celebrities and the wealthy alike, it is also a great destination to gather with relatives and friends. This great location stops at nothing to wow it visitors, offering great historic learning tours, restaurants, beaches and shopping. Whether you’re planning a group, family or getaway with relatives, your must haves remain the same ‘relaxation’. Whether a well-seasoned career professional or job seeker and need a break, the Hamptons is the perfect place to create lifelong memories. The perfect family getaway should offer activities, for all ages. The Hamptons consist of tiny villages or hamlets, East Hampton, South Hampton and Sag Harbor, which makes for the perfect getaway or weekend driving trip.
Sag Harbor is a picture perfect scenic quaint town, with a host of yachts and fishing boats to complement its beautiful backdrop. Add a pleasant climate, host of wineries, nature preserves, and beaches, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. But what truly sets Sag Harbor apart is its rich history of being a whalers’ village, and a vacation refuge for artists and writers, like myself.
Remarkable Sag Harbor’s Eastville Community boasts a rich African American history. A bit of a history buff, I am always looking for vacations that offer learning experiences as well as fun. What better way, to soak- up history than in the Hamptons. Sag Harbor’s Eastville Community is also home to St. David AME Zion Church, built in 1839 by African Americans and Native Americans located on Eastville Avenue. The founding Pastor, Rev. P. Thompson was a noted Abolitionist and friend of Frederick Douglas.
Sag Harbor’s Main Street is where you can find almost anything. Walking down Main Street, gives you the feeling of being in a tiny village or town. Main Street is where you will find tourist gift shops, clothing stores and restaurants for you convenience. One of my favorites is The Shark where each year I buy souvenirs and keepsake items for love ones.
The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum
While here we visited the, The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum. The museum helped to shed light on the people and cultures of past times. The museums’ artifacts stem from tools, toys, and paintings from natives and early settlers. The museum’s host was very kind, in giving my younger son an artifact hide and seek activity in which, he earned a prize at the end of our tour. (The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum 200 Main Street, 631-725-0770)
The Hamptons golden sandy beaches is a striking reserve and extremely popular amongst New Yorkers. My favorite is Coppers Beach, stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and never overcrowded makes it a great place to cool off in summer. The Hamptons have many public and private beaches be sure to check with town officials concerning beech parking passes.
Though Montauk is only a half-hour drive away; it’s a utopia, all of its own. Montauk is a water town so many activities require a boat. If you want to go jet skiing on the Montauk River, head to Uihlein’s. Climb aboard one of the many family size fishing boats and enjoy the breeze through your hair.
Every road trip that ends in the Hamptons needs a bit of glamour. If it’s a nice evening, we’ll hang out with beautiful people, relatives and friends in East Hampton. And, we’ll celebrate the end of our getaway with dinner joy and laughter.
Career Contributor Karen Moore!!!