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5 Reasons to Visit the Hamptons Year-Round

A local’s guide: Five great reasons to visit The Hamptons in the spring, summer and fall.


The Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton

This 12-acre property is owned by Jack Lenore Larson – a big-name textile designer back in the day – who built himself a Japanese-style long house on the property along with a large and lovely lily pond. The grounds are covered in an extraordinary range of exotic trees and flowers that reflect the changing seasons – a big favorite is the Red Garden which comes into bloom sometime in May and features trees, flowers and antique statuary in varying shades of red. The entrance to the property features a large Chinese bell with a wooden mallet that you can bang away with to let the world know you have arrived.

5 Reasons to Visit the Hamptons Year-Round

The grounds include some perennial art works such as a deKooning sculpture, a non-competitive Yoko Ono chess set (you have to see it to understand, which is typical Y-O) and each year a new influx of works from artists from around the world but with a focus on the oriental. My favorite treat is to visit during the week when there are fewer visitors and plonk myself down under a tree on an ancient carved bench with a really good book – bliss!!!

5 Reasons to Visit the Hamptons Year-Round

Sculptures at The Longhouse Reserve

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Frederica Pellman was born and raised in London, and educated at a private convent in Notting Hill Gate. She moved to the West Village, NYC with one of her sisters - they had no jobs, no contacts, no place to stay and virtually no money! After a brief but memorable stay at a hotel, they found jobs, friends and an apartment, and eventually husbands. She now she lives in Southampton and spends her time writing, walking, and working as a life coach.

Reader Discussion: 123 Comments

  1. Jaime Mcgee

    Take a weekend getaway at Hamptons. If you’re a first-time vacationer looking for awesome things to do in the Hamptons, Urbanette’s got you.

  2. Shelley Gibbs

    The Hamptons is my dream summer getaway destination and I;m glad my parents finally allowed me to be with my friends,did a lot of research about the place and I just made a hotel reservation recently. Can’t wait!

  3. Anne Hogan

    Of all the New York beaches, the Hamptons and Montauk have a reputation as the land reserved for the rich and pretentous.

  4. Evelyn Higgins

    Over the years I’ve discovered a very different side to this coastal getaway. Low=key seafood shacks, antique shops, and beautiful beaches.

  5. Roxanne Andarson

    Finding a great place to stay for a short weekend in the Hamptons is very challenging because hotel options are limited.

  6. Anita Cortez

    There’s so much you can do in Hamptons. If you’ere a first-timer vacationer looking for aweseom things to do in the Hamptons, you’re in the write blog because Urbanette got you covered!

  7. Marian Cox

    At last! Ubanette featured Hamptons. Good article! Love this place.

  8. Clara Lopez

    Aww take me back. This where my husband proposed to me. Remembering Hamptons. Such a lovely place.

  9. Amy Bailey

    We are coming to see Hamptons one day! Hehe

  10. Eloise Hines

    I want to live here! So peaceful and I love the beaches! Hope to be there again someday soon. 🙂

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