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Top Choice Seafood in Montauk

Westlake Fish House

In the marina of the same name, this is a great place for seafood, all caught the same day.
Park in South Shore

Fire Island National Seashore

Federally protected, this land offers sand dunes, forests, clean beaches, camping, hiking trails, inns, restaurants, 15 hamlets and two villages. Its scenes range from car-free areas of summer mansions and packed ni…
Forest in South Shore

Sunken Forest

This 300-year-old forest, a surprisingly dense stretch of trees behind the dunes, is easily accessible via a boardwalk trail looping through. It's pleasantly shady in summer, and vividly colored when the leaves chan…
Museum in Southampton

Parrish Art Museum

In a sleek long barn designed by Herzog & de Meuron, this institution spotlights local artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Chuck Close.
Museum in Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum

The cool collection here includes actual artifacts from 19th-century whaling ships: sharp flensing knives, battered pots for rendering blubber, delicate scrimshaw and more. It's a bit surreal to see photos of the gi…
Mediterranean in East Hampton

Nick & Toni’s

This Hamptons institution serves finely prepared Italian specialties using locally sourced ingredients; wood-fired pizzas available on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Despite attracting celebrity regulars, non-famou…
Seafood in Montauk

Cyril’s Fish House

As much an outdoor party as a seafood shack, this place puts the islands in Long Island with its signature Bailey's banana coladas (aka BBCs). Basically, when you drive up here, you know your Montauk escape has star…
Winery in North Fork & Shelter Island

Lenz Winery

Established in 1978, this is one of the oldest North Fork wineries, and still one of the more eclectic, focusing on European-style wines. The sparkling wines and Gewürztraminer are especially good.
Winery in North Fork & Shelter Island

Pugliese Vineyards

Producing wine since 1980, Pugliese does especially nice sparkling wines. The winery is pleasantly family-run and small scale, unlike some of its more corporate-feeling neighbors.
Arts Center in East Hampton

Pollock-Krasner House

Tour the home of husband-and-wife art stars Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner – worth it just to see the paint-spattered floor of Pollock's studio. Reservations required.