It’s officially peak season in the Hamptons, the East-end enclave where fashionable New Yorkers flock to escape the sizzling city and have some fun in the sun. And there’s certainly a lot to be had: the Hamptons is known for everything from beaches to art museums to hedges that grow higher than summertime temperatures. Geographically speaking, it spans from Southampton to Long Island's tip, Montauk—aka the end of the world, per Instagram.
Looking for travel tips? Here, Vogue staffers give their favorite recommendations. Consider this your definitive, must-read while cruising down Highway 27A in your Rove.
Where to Eat and Drink
Catch me at the just-opened Best Pizza and Dive Bar, the second outpost of Frank Pinello’s famous Williamsburg slice joint, all summer. Smack dab in the middle between Montauk and Amagansett, it’s got a casual yet chic outdoor space with cornhole boards and a fire pit. Come nighttime, the whole place turns into a dance party. (That’ll happen when one of your partners is behind the popular Bowery bar Short Stories.) Oh, and they serve a delectable white pizza with sweet onion relish and have W?lffer Rosé on tap. What more could you ask for?
-Elise Taylor, Living Writer
There is nothing quite as pleasant as arriving in Montauk on a beautiful Friday evening and having dinner outside at Duryea's, looking out at the water. It's no secret spot, but it is certainly the most peaceful.
-Alexandra Michler, Director, Fashion Development
Round Swamp Farm is the best place to go for prepared foods and fresh produce. Highly recommend the chicken fingers and honey mustard. . . but fair warning, once you try one, you’re sure to develop an addiction. Also, I once saw Haley Baldwin and Justin Bieber in the checkout line, so be on the lookout for occasional star sighting.