Refined Vacationing in Amagansett
In times past, wealthy New Yorkers got away from it all by vacationing in the mountains - preferably the Catskills, Adirondacks, or Berkshires - or by heading to the Atlantic coast in somewhere really off the beaten track - say, Long Island.
Okay, so todayís track to Long Island no longer qualifies for being unbeaten. One thing hasnít changed in all those years. Want to join the elite at the beach? Head to a vacation rental in the Hamptons.
Amagansett, an enclave within East Hampton, is a good place to begin. What started life as a Dutch- and English-settled hamlet in the 1680s has now become one of the stateís gathering spots for families and megastars, and everyone in between.
While you can go celeb-spotting in other NY locales, here you can do it at the beach! Atlantic Avenue Beach is a full-service sand and sun locale, complete with vendors; for a more natural experience, try the Atlantic Double Dune Preserve a few miles down the coast.
At only 106 miles from New York City and 54 from MacArthur Airport in Long Island, a vacation rental in Amagansett or one of the surrounding communities makes a perfect choice for vacation. Spend a week, spend the whole summer, or even fall - youíll enjoy the mix of high-class living, history, and nature that the coastline offers.