Insider’s Guide to the Hamptons
Known the world over as one of the most scenic, luxurious and beautiful vacation destinations, the Hamptons attract droves of vacationers each and every year. Whether you’re a native or a tourist, planning to stay for the weekend or spend the entire summer at this lavish seaside escape, there are plenty of Hamptons attractions to keep you busy.
At the Baker House, we pour our love for the Hamptons into every aspect of our hotel. But when you venture away for the day, it’s important to know where to go to experience the most authentic, exciting parts of these villages. Read on to find out how to live it up like a local!
Pike Farms Home
A visit to the Hamptons isn’t complete without dropping by one of the many famous farm stands and markets in the area. Pike Farms is a must-see when you are in the Southampton area. A Hampton’s classic, this farm stand has been growing the freshest, highest quality produce in the area for over two decades. With a ringing endorsement from none other than Hamptons legend Ina Garten, this farm stand has our official seal of approval as well.
Jack’s Stir Brew
Located in Amagansett, a small hamlet within East Hampton, this coffee shop has been applauded by Hamptons natives and celebrity visitors alike. Everyone’s favorite Italian-born American chef, Giada De Laurentis, loves visiting Jack’s Stir Brew for both their coffee drinks and tasty desserts, particularly their banana bread and vegan muffins.
At the Baker House, we have a fully stocked, top of the line coffee maker, providing guests with lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, and any other caffeinated beverage they desire. But when you’re spending the day exploring what the Hamptons has to offer, a pick-me-up can come in handy. This adorable café has got you covered!
While most people associate the Hamptons with summertime, seafood, and beach visits, the scenic landscape actually lends itself quite well to the fall fun of apple picking. Once you’re all stocked up on fresh apples, you can treat yourself to warm apple cider doughnuts and pumpkin butter. Autumn has never tasted so good.
East Hampton Village Historical Society
The best way to get to know the history behind the Hamptons is by paying a visit to the East Hampton Village Historical Society website. There you can find a guide to all the museums and events in the area. Take your family on a trip to the Hook Schoolhouse, East Hampton Town Marine Museum, or Mulford Farm. You’re sure to get your fill of historical facts and interesting local trivia.
The Lobster Roll
This iconic seafood establishment has been a Long Island fixture for nearly half a century. Established in 1965, the American Dictionary of Food and Drink even credits this restaurant with inventing the cold lobster roll. While you’re there, make sure to give the crab cakes and fried oysters a try. Another popular choice, seafood nachos, is a unique treat that is worth experiencing in this quintessential Hamptons foodie retreat. You won’t be disappointed.
Now that you know what to see and do in the Hamptons, the only thing left is deciding where to rest your head. At the Baker House, we offer one-of-a-kind luxury accommodations that are sure to impress. Visit us online at: http://www.bakerhouse1650.com/ to learn more. We look forward to hosting you!