If you appreciate the contrast between new and old, you will love Long Island. It’s a little paradise located in the North-East of the United States, extending off the coasts from the State of Connecticut to the south towards the Hudson. Long Island is known to be the theater of a real New York melting pot. Indeed, here, old buildings mix with the latest trendy clubs, the young people and the less young share the beach in harmony.
The Hamptons, the St Tropez of New York
Some history… Originally a simple part of the island where virgin nature and fishermen were immortalized under the brush of some great painters, The Hamptons have quickly become a dynamic destination. In the early 70s, this heaven on earth has become the new place to stay for the biggest celebrities. This area is now visited every year by New Yorker socialites and VIP who are looking for a little escape under the perfect breeze from May to September! (like Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick)
Visit the Hamptons with Harlem Spirituals
Begin your trip with a stop at Riverhead, for a warm and typical country breakfast, then continue East as you pass the Long Island Duck, before arriving to the famous Southampton where residents such as Jerry Seinfeld, Paris Hilton, David Letterman, Steven Spielberg, and others have made it their home.
Start the tour strolling down the picturesque main street, before heading down through the historical area, the harbor and along ocean drive, passing by the homes of the rich and famous along the way. You will then continue to Sag Harbor a picturesque and quaint town that invites its visitors to enjoy it’s unique atmosphere. Take your time to tour the harbor and see the yachts, then stop at the antique stores or the old world shops for some real bargains.
After lunch head west towards the Tanger Outlets where you’ll pick up your mall goodies and then explore the stores. Find your own bargain with brand name stores for less! You’ll conclude your visit in the late afternoon, and depart west for an evening arrival in New York.
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