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1st Timer ideas

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1st Timer ideas

We are spending 3 nights in East Hampton. We are four women in our 50's. Was looking for any markets/festivals/shopping towns/wineries for doing the day. Nice Chic but not super expensive dinner restaurants for 2 nights. Somewhere nice for a drink. And, maybe a nice Sunday Brunch, again, not super pricey.

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1. Re: 1st Timer ideas

For festivals you'd have to say WHEN you're visiting. In fact, for a lot of your questions, when may be a factor as some places close after the height of the summer. In East Hampton, the East Hampton Grill is very good food. Nick &Toni's also in EH is a big celeb hangout. Hard to get a table in summer. The restaurant at the Maidstone Inn in EH is excellent and the inn itself is lovely. The Palm at the Hedges Inn is popular (steakhouse). If East Hampton Point is open when you're here, they do a nice buffet brunch and it sits on the water.

In Sag Harbor, the American hotel is historic with very good food. In nice weather, lovely to sit on their front porch. Nice for brunch too. The Beacon on the water in Sag Harbor is a gorgeous spot for dinner and possibly weekend brunch but they don't take reservations.

In Bridgehampton, Pierre's is good French food open all day, every day. Bobby Vans in BH is good value for lunch/brunch and very nice.

You can go to any of these places for a drink or food. Fresno in East Hampton is also good for more casual drink or meal.

There are 3 vineyards in the Hamptons, Wolffer, Channing Daughters. And Duck Walk. Wolffer and Channing Daughters are both very good and very picturesque.

Shopping..the villages are all small. You can probably walk each of them in an hour or two. There's a mall in Bridgehampton with a TJ Maxx that has good stuff. Many of the boutiques only carry small sizes. If you like home decor shops, there are lots of good ones. Post back for recos.;)

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2. Re: 1st Timer ideas

We are going towards end of September. Are all of the above still opened?

Ferrie's anywhere worth it?

Staying at a friends home.

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The one place that likely won't be open then is the Beacon in Sag Harbor. They typically close on Labor day or a week after but you can check.

There's a ferry from Sag Harbor to Shelter Island. Whether it's "worth it" depends on you really. Shelter Island is a real throwback in time with lots of Victorian architecture. The most charming place on the island for eating is Sunset Beach which may be closed by end of Sept. If it's open and you want a taste of the Caribbean, I think it could be worth it to go for lunch over the weekend and sit on their upper deck with a view of the water. It's pricey though. The other thing you can do is drive across the island and take another ferry to Greenport on the North Fork. Imo this is not worth the cost of the ferries. While Greenport is a cute town, the cost of the ferries for 4 of you is not worth the trip.

If you're into discount mall shopping, the Tanger Outlet in Riverhead is about a 40 min. drive from East Hampton. Have a look at their website and see if it appeals to you. If you go there, you could have lunch at Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport which is charming.

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