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If you’re wondering what to do in Southampton, NY, this summer, we have you covered.

Ranging from hitting the beach and visiting historic sites to shopping and dining, read on for our comprehensive guide of fun things to do in the Hamptons this summer.

Take A Foodie’s Tour of the Hamptons

Start your day with a bagel at a local institution in the heart of Southampton. Goldberg’s Bagelsoffers handcrafted bagels with artisanal cream cheeses, ramping up the typical bagel and shmear routine.

If you’re craving something local and delicious for dinner, add Good Ground Tavern to your itinerary. This eatery features classic coastal Mediterranean cuisine with a menu that highlights a variety of seafood as well as more American-style classics. We recommend opting for the patio and outdoor bar if weather permits.

For more inspiration around places to eat in the Hamptons, NY, check out our favorite restaurants for dining al fresco.

Explore the Beaches

When it comes to things to do in Southampton, NY, in the summer, exploring new Long Island beaches always tops our list. Flying Point Beach is a great place to bring the family as it features soft sand, a food truck, outdoor showers, and restrooms. Another one of our favorite beaches in Southampton, NY, is Coopers Beach, a quiet strip of ocean and sand with guards on duty and snacks and chair/umbrella rentals. The price to park is well worth the day you’ll spend baking in the sun on this peaceful beach. 

Discover Unique Shops

The landscape of Hamptons shopping is truly superior. We recommend checking out one of our favorite summer hits, Chanel’s Hamptons Seasonal Boutique. This unique popup is open seven days a week and offers individual pieces as well as beloved classics. You can’t end your day of shopping without wandering down Main Street to explore a variety of local jewelry boutiques, bookstores, and cheese shops.

Attend a Local Event

Especially during the summer, there is so much to do around the Hamptons. Depending on your interests, there are concerts, conversations featuring experts in their field, book readings, and more. For example, in July, you can attend an engaging discussion with Fern Mallis, the visionary behind New York Fashion Week, and the esteemed designer Nicole Miller, moderated by Spotlight Editor-in-Chief Sydney Sadick. Or spend the night dancing to live music by the incredible, multifaceted New York City-based performer Stella Cole. Here, the options are endless.

Stay at Canoe Place

Now that you know what to do in Southampton, NY, this season, all that’s left to do is book a place to stay for the weekend. Luckily, we have the perfect place in mind. Come home to the site of America’s oldest inn Canoe Place, now a boutique hotel with a lush, luxe vibe and a centuries-old history. Our intimate property features luxury accommodations, regionally inspired dining, and a beautifully renovated grand ballroom and pavilion. It’s the perfect time to book a room and come away to the Hamptons.


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