10 Things to Do in Montauk, NY
Growing up on Long Island, our main staycation destination was Montauk. It's the perfect break form the hustle and bustle of suburbia where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beachy vibes.
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Where to stay in Montauk, NY
Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Luxury Hamptons hotel with contemporary design in true Long Island style and access to a private beach club.
The Montauk Beach House
Beach-inspired boutique hotel nearby Kirk Park Beach with relaxing rooms.
Surf Club at Montauk
Embrace the coastal charm and relaxed atmosphere of Montauk at Surf Club, where comfortable accommodations, beachfront access, and a laid-back vibe come together to offer a delightful stay in this iconic beach destination on Long Island, New York.
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Things to do in Montauk, NY
Montauk Light House
This is an absolute must! Venture out to the eastern most point of the island and visit this still active lighthouse built in 1797. Climb all the way to the tippy top for a stunning view. I'd also recommend waking up before dawn and making your way along the surrounding rocks to the be first ones on the island to see the sunrise!
Hither Hills State Park
This scenic park offers fishing spots, picnic areas, fireplaces and playing fields. But perhaps what it's most known for is it's beachside camping spots. Be sure to call ahead and reserve!
Montauk is lined with miles of coastline and numerous public beaches to enjoy. I suggest going during the weekday to avoid the crowds.
Second House Museum
Step back in time and pay a visit to this restored historic home dating back to the revolutionary war.
Gurney's Resort and Spa
If you're craving a little luxury, book yourself a night or two at the only hotel in the Hamptons located right on the beach! This resort boasts stunning suites, as well as their own Seawater Spa experience.
Places to eat & drink in Montauk, NY
Gosman's Dock: Fresh sushi and seafood situated right on the water.
The Lobster Roll: Better known as "Lunch" to the locals. This staple has stood the test of time with their out-of-this-world lobster rolls.
Montauk Brewing Company: Visit this 'famous amongst locals' tasting room and try their delicious beers and hard seltzers.
Dive Bar Pizza: Great for a casual night out or quick bite!
Herb's Market: This old-school deli and market serve up some of the best sandwiches in town. Be sure to try the fried chicken too!
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