Montauk, the most eastern spot of the Hampton’s, is about a 3 hour drive from the city (sans traffic) and is one of our favorite escapes during these hot summer months in NYC.
We love the vibe of this cute little town, with all the quaint restaurants, the sandy beach, and the laid back feel. We’ve rounded up the best places to go for your next Montauk stay:
Places to Be Seen:
Gurney’s hosts some of the best day parties in the entire east end. People travel from Southampton and Easthampton to spend the day at this beach front resort. Expect to see top DJ’s such as Hannah Bronfman and Miike Snow on big weekends.
We like to think of this place as a summer camp for adults, as it’s set up like you’re at a camping lodge, yet hosts live music and DJ’s.
The Surf Lodge
Expect long lines at this Montauk hot-spot, even though the recent local laws have prevented this place from having live music. It’s always a fun time at the Surf Lodge.
Places to Eat:
This Manhattan staple found its place at Gurneys and is a must-try if you’re staying in Montauk. We like to describe the ambiance as “country chic” and the modern italian food lives up to the expectation. Must try: the Tuna Susci.
We’re all about the outdoor seating and the french riviera vibe here. We love to come here for drinks and dinner. Located right on the beach and has some of the best bites in Montauk!
We love this Mediterranean spot, with a casual yet chic vibe. They have something for everyone here, including amazing burrata, tuna tartare, fish, burgers, the list goes on.
Places to Sweat:
Soul Cycle Montauk
This location was by far one of the nicest Soul studios we have ever been to. Everyone from the front desk staff to the instructors are extra friendly and energetic. The classes fill up quick, so reserve your spot in advance.
New York Pilates @ Gurneys
We love this serene little spot nestled away in Gurney’s, which they’re stationed at all summer! You can sign up through ClassPass too!
Barry’s Bootcamp Amagansett
Okay, so this spot isn’t exactly in Montauk but it’s approximately a 15 min drive. We love Barry’s and especially the Hampton’s version because it’s only 50 minutes (especially after those rose hangovers).
We recommend checking these spots out on your next trip to Montauk. Let us know in the comments if you have any other favorites!