07 Apr You’ve Arrived in Southampton
Long Island’s East End is made up of the North and South Forks. The North Fork known for it’s award winning vineyards and the South Fork known for years as that playground for celebrities and the Wall Street set seeking solace on the weekends. With its multi-million dollar homes, the Hamptons is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Southampton is located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York, partly on the South Fork of Long Island. It’s home to some of the most expensive real estate on Long Island and the nation. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town had a total population of 56,790. So if you are lucky enough to have friends with a home, weekends can be enjoyed poolside taking in some rays and just letting the time pass. However if you want to get out and explore this town,here are some great places to stop by along the way.
Flying Point Beach
If you’re in Southampton then you will definitely want to make a stop here. Beautiful beach, beautiful people and plenty of room to bask in the sun.
1055 Flying Point Rd, Southampton, NY 11968
Southampton Publick House
When you’re finished sunbathing, quench your thirst with local craft beer at Southampton Publick House. The brewery is one of the most award-winning breweries in America, ranked in the top 20 for GABF medals won by a brewery in the last 10 years. They have a unique variety to choose from that include year-round favorites and seasonal options. (631) 283-2800 | 62 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Southampton Arts Center
The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane in the heart of Southampton Village. The center provides a dynamic venue that presents the highest quality programming tothe entire community through partnerships with a diverse slate of world-class artists, performers, educators, and cultural institutions. For a list of their upcoming events, click here. (631) 283-0967 | 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Southampton Historical Museum
The Southampton Historical Museum is made up of 12 historic structures including a one-room schoolhouse, a barn built in 1825, and a 19th century paint store, among others. The museum is open year-round with changing exhibits on historic topics, a research center, and extensive education programs for schoolchildren and adults. 631-283-2494 |17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Conscience Point Nature Reserve
After you’ve taken in some Hampton’s culture, continue your day with a nature walk and enjoy a hike at Conscience Point Historic Site and Nature Walk. It is adjacent to the Conscience Point National Wildlife Refuge with 60 acres of maritime grasslands, a host of birds, and miles of nature trails.
(631) 286-0485 | End of North Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968
Taking in Southampton’s culture and outdoor activities can build up an appetite. Southampton has a variety of dining options depending on your mood. For classic cafe style dining head over to Little|Red. This charming restaurant is open year-round, 7 nights a week for dinner and lunch from Friday through Sunday. Little|Red is owned by Kirk Basnight, who is also the owner of our next suggestion Red|Bar Brasserie. If you cherish fine dining then dinner here is a must. The food has a French influence with a local touch. From Peconic oysters harvested locally daily, filet mignon, foie gras made in-house, to their signature truffled chicken with mushroom risotto. The menu doesn’t disappoint. Little| Red 76-C Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 631.283.3309
Red|Bar Brasserie 210 Hampton Rd, Southampton, NY (631) 283-0704.
If you don’t have friends with an epic house in Southampton, no need to worry. You have friends at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Long Island, East End. We are an excellent launching point for your day trips to Southampton. For reservations and pricing details call 631.548.1000.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the East End and look forward to welcoming you at our hotel.