Hampton’s Appeal: Why Celebrities Are Flocking Out East (and why you should too)
July 13, 2017
It’s no secret that the Hamptons are a magnet for the stars. Leonardo DiCaprio, Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, and Sarah Jessica Parker are some of the many faces you may see while out on Long Island’s East End. As fabulous and flashy as the Hamptons can be, anyone that has been there can also tell you that it is the perfect place to lay low and relax - which is exactly what these stars love about the Hamptons. Given that the Hamptons is a fairly posh place, the locals and frequenters are no strangers to seeing celebrities. This is part of the reason famous faces love it so much - no one bothers them and normalcy can somewhat be restored to their typically hectic lives.
If you have not yet been to the Hamptons, this is certainly a place worth the visit. A mere thirty-five minute helicopter flight from a New York City heliport, or two hour car ride from the city itself, makes the Hamptons ideal for a perfect weekend getaway. This popular stretch of Long Island is comprised of Westhampton, Southampton (which includes the hamlet of Water Mill), Bridgehampton, East Hampton (which includes the hamlet of Amagansett), and Montauk. Each town or village in the Hamptons has its own characteristics and appeal. Southampton is a larger town with an impressive night life, East Hampton is small but considered the most beautiful and celebrity-oriented, and Montauk is where you'll be likely to mingle with a younger yet prestigious crowd.
Most of the fun in the Hamptons happens by day, and although there are many places to have after-dinner drinks and partake in other nightly activities, all-night partying and clubbing is not what the Hamptons crowd flocks for. Many people prefer to have their own house parties, or enjoy live music at places such as The Surf Lodge.
The Hamptons is also a big place for fitness, which is a given for celebrities who need to stay in top physique at all times. Some of the most popular locations to break a sweat include Tracy Anderson’s studio and SoulCycle.
Fine wining and dining is absolutely a thing in the Hamptons. You can star-spot while enjoying delicious dishes at hot spots such as Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton, Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, and Le Bilboquet in Sag Harbor (which just opened its doors this summer).
Whether it is the celebrity spotting, the relaxed atmosphere, or the amazing food - the Hamptons is as popular of a destination as ever, and it will only keep getting better and hotter.