Compared with some of its neighbors, Southampton is an old-money, rather conservative spot. It’s home to sprawling old mansions, awe-inspiring churches, a main street with no 'beachwear' allowed, and some lovely beaches. Pick up maps and brochures about the town at the Southampton Chamber of Commerce, squeezed among a group of high-priced, artsy-crafty shops and decent restaurants. There's a local edge there, somewhere, but you'll have to dig to find it.
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