Year after year, summers in the Hamptons go by way too quickly. There’s so much shopping to do at the seasonal pop-up stores and so many parties to attend that by mid-summer it can feel like the season is already slipping away. But this year, take the opportunity to switch up your usual weekend plans to plan something truly memorable and exquisitely unique.
Whether you’re taking a mini weekend getaway or perhaps extending your getaway into the workweek, the three-bedroom cottage at Gurney’s Montauk will make you feel like you’re on the set of a Nancy movie Meyers. Or, if you need some peace and quiet, there is Shou Sugi Ban House to provide a complete wellness experience. Instead of having lunch or dinner, why not have a beach feast, courtesy of Hamptons Clambake, or treat yourself to a picnic planned and executed by the Plaza Hotel. Plus, take a trip to see where the wine you’ve been sipping all summer is made at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. Finally, to ensure your route goes smoothly, avoid the headaches of traffic by flying aboard a Blade helicopter.
May this serve as a reminder and permission to make the most of your time in the East and enjoy the best the Hamptons have to offer. Go. Treat yourself.
Weekend at Gurney’s
If you want to enjoy one last weekend getaway with friends, book a stay at Gurney’s Montauk – specifically, the three-bedroom beachfront cottage that sleeps eight and has the dreamiest seaside decor. . It has beach access to walk right on the sand, and it overlooks the Beach Club, which offers hundreds of chairs and umbrellas on the beach with DJ performances all weekend long. What better way to enjoy the last days of summer than by watching the sunrise and sunset from your own private oasis? gurneysresorts.com
Be zen at home Shou Sugi Ban
If you’re in need of some serious rest and rest, Shou Sugi Ban House will provide you with the complete wellness experience you crave. The 13 guest studios are surrounded by pools, pathways with fountains, and Japanese-inspired gardens that showcase the spa’s Japanese design principles. The space offers personalized wellness journeys with holistic healing practices like Watsu and cupping, as well as yoga, meditation, fitness, nutrition, advanced skin care, massage therapy and body labor, as well as a rotation of experts on the property. From July 1-17, there will be a Rituals for Transformation experience for those navigating new phases of life, and a Plant Spirit Journey to experience the healing properties of plants and plants. From July 25 to August 8 there is The Embodied Feminine & Sensual Lover with Juliet Lippman and The Embodied Feminine to channel inner harmony. shousugibanhouse.com
Jetset in style with Blade
You can plan the ultimate Hamptons weekend, but hit roadblocks as soon as you hit the gas pedal thanks to holiday traffic. Take the hassle out of driving and the headaches of congested highways with one super simple solution: Blade. Blade helicopters and seaplanes have scheduled flights, shared flights and private charters from the east and west sides of Manhattan to Southampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Westhampton, Sag Harbor Bay, Shelter Island, Fishers Island and Fire Island. You’ll ride and relax in style, with pre-ride lounges stocked with Casa Dragones tequila and wines from Nino Negri and Inspiration Rosé. Ultimately, having peace of mind during a busy summer travel season is always invaluable (and in-flight views make for great Instagram content). blade.com
Clambake on the beach
Whether you want to host a grand reception or just a social get-together, Hampton Clambake will make your dining dreams come true – all while bringing the best to the beach. Order a traditional clambake or barbecue for exceptional service and cuisine at home or on the sandy shores. Taste Maine lobster, try the renowned mussels and clams appetizer, and treat yourself to a made-to-order strawberry shortcake. If you want to make it even more special? Hampton Clambake will provide linens, tables, chairs, pillows, tiki torches, and even a s’mores setup to create a memorable bonfire. hamptonclambake.com
Sip + Tour at Wölffer Estate Vineyard
Discover where the wine you’ve been sipping all season long comes from on an afternoon visit to the Wölffer estate vineyard. They are the brains behind the iconic “Summer in a Bottle” rosé and offer guided vineyard tours and 45-minute tastings where guests can try four different wines while learning about wine making in the region. (They also make red, white, cider, spirits, and non-alcoholic options.) Then reserve the tasting room for the festivities to continue. explorestock.com/wolfferestatevineyard
Picnic with the Plaza Hotel
The Plaza Hotel takes an ordinary beach day to new heights (literally), with its new Hamptons Picnic Package. The hotel will fly guests to the Hamptons from Manhattan via Wings Air (which will offer a city tour en route) for a two-hour picnic experience. A glass of champagne will greet guests as they arrive at the beachfront, where they can munch on locally sourced seafood such as clams and Peconic oysters, or shrimp cocktail and caviar blinis. There is also steamed lobster with lemon wedges and truffle butter. Picnic experts handle all the heavy lifting so you can navigate from the Plaza to the Hamptons seamlessly. Available now through September 30, 2022. theplazany.com