My girlfriend and I will be going to New York for the first time this summer (July). We want to get a taste of the sun and beach as well as the big city, so we have been looking into the possibility to spend a couple of nights at the Hamptons (not sure which Hampton yet). I know there is a train service from Manhattan to the Hamptons, but thought that it would be nice to rent a car to see the countryside for ourselves a bit. As long as we were on the road we were also thinking of visiting the Woodbury Outlet. I know this is in another direction, but maybe it would be alright to spend a day.
So my questions are:
Will it be ok to drive to Woodbury for a day and then onwards to Hamptons? Maybe book a hotel/motel near Woodbury before driving to Hamptons the next day...
This will be our first time renting a car/driving in another country - will it be difficult to find our way on the roads between the areas above? I have and will of course do the proper research to not get lost :)