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The Hamptons sites

When people are in the Hamptons, they're up with the birds and barefoot all day.
– Barbara Costikyan

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Ditch Plains

  • Montauk, Beach
  • Ditch Plains Rd.
  • Montauk, NY, 11954
  • +1-631-324-2417

Lifeguards, room for families, great surfing because of the consistent waves, and local snack shack Ditch Witch. The crowds can be slightly ridiculous on summer weekends, and you need to bike or taxi if you don't have a beach permit.

Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre

  • Sag Harbor, Show, $$$$ $
  • Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St.
  • 11963
  • +1-631-725-9500 / +1-631-276-1014

Bring the kids to see classics like Punschi or Cinderella;  for showtimes.

Guild Hall

  • East Hampton, Cultural Center
  • 158 Main St.
  • East Hampton, NY, 11937
  • +1-631-324-0806

One of the Hampton's oldest cultural centers. The museum has exhibited everyone including the then-unknown Pollock and de Kooning, and is currently showing Peter Beard's first solo exhibition in the States in fifteen years. The beautiful jewel box John Drew theater also hosts a robust lineup of comedy, cabaret, plays, and concerts.

The Hampton Classic

  • Bridgehampton, Show, Sports and Recreation, $$$$ $
  • 240 Snake Hollow Rd.
  • Bridgehampton, NY, 11932
  • +1-631-537-3177

Cap of the summer with one of America's largest horse shows. Come early to the sprawling 65-acre showgrounds to browse the high-end shopping pop-ups, catch the ponies in training, or have a picnic in the Boutique Garden. You can reserve seats for Grand Prix Sunday (tickets start at $25). 

LongHouse Reserve

  • East Hampton, Parks and Gardens, $$$$ $
  • 133 Hands Creek Rd.
  • East Hampton, NY, 11937
  • +1-631-329-3568

Sculptures and outdoor art installations fill sixteen acres of gardens and preserve. Look for Chihuly's glass "Colbat Spears" in , puzzle over Yoko Ono's monochromatic "" chess board, take a siesta under Buckminster Fuller's "."

Parrish Art Museum

  • Southampton, Museum
  • 279 Montauk Hwy
  • Water Mill, NY, 11976
  • +1-631-283-2118

A small but lovely donation-based museum in town housing a collection of 19th century American art from area residents like Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, Dan Flavin, and Roy Lichtenstein. Water color classes commence in the museum's garden. 

Pollock Krasner House & Study Center 

  • East Hampton, Cultural Center
  • 830 Springs-Fireplace Rd.
  • East Hampton, NY, 11937
  • +1-631-324-4929

Quogue Wildlife Refuge

  • Quogue, Parks and Gardens
  • 3 Old Country Rd.
  • East Quogue, NY, 11942
  • +1-631-653-4771

There are some six miles of trails in the reserve. Start by waving hello to the turtles from the bridge boardwalk on Main Pond Trail. The Center has a wall of windows overlooking the pond, where they do sunset yoga classes on Wednesdays. It is the most serene, postcard-perfect setting, and one of the best things you'll ever do in the Hamptons. That it's free makes the case for Quogue not being a Hampton.

Read more on Popupla: In Praise of Quogue, the Most Un-Hampton of Them All

Treehouse Retreats

  • Amagansett, Wellness, Spa, $$$$ $$$
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A soothing new wellness center with yoga, surfing, and healthy eating workshops for the ladies.

Wölffer Estate

  • Sagaponack, Winery
  • 139 Sagg Rd.
  • Sagaponack, 11962
  • +1-631-537-5106
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A Tuscan-style villa overlooks lush vineyards and a state-of-the-art winemaking facility. It's our favorite Hamptons winery to do a tasting because of the patio seating and wine flights served with cheese.

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