DescriptionThe towns of the Hamptons, on the East End of Long Island have much in common.
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The Hamptons. Playground of the rich, famous, and not so famous. Everybody has heard of them and everybody should visit at least once. They are a group of hamlets located on Route 27 on the South Fork of Long Island. The villages we visited on a beautiful October day were Southampton, Bridgehampton and East Hampton, traveling from west to east.
We decided to venture out on this lovely Autumn weekday because we knew there would be fewer people and far fewer vehicles. We found leaves changing color, farm stands lush with corn and pumpkins, and other fall goodies.
The Hamptons are beautiful; sandy beaches, wineries, mansions, farmstands, shops, restaurants, hotels, theaters, historical sites, and much more. It is very easy to spend a glorious day here.
The towns have similar layouts. Perhaps because they were all settled in the 1600s. All of them have old world charm mixed with modern trappings. There are brick walkways with benches on Main Street and the other shopping streets. The shops are either street level or one or two steps up. Many of the shops close up when ‘the season”” is over. Although we were there before Columbus Day weekend we found that some of the shops had already closed up until next spring. Whether you desire coffee, a snack, or a meal it can be found in these towns.
There is street parking and municipal parking lots. Check the signs because all of the regulations are different.
Each town has public restrooms with a handicapped accessible stall and baby-changing station.
Having been out East “in season” we know how crazy it can be, with throngs of people and cars. An “off season” day was a relaxing choice for us. However, matter when we go we always have an enjoyable time. There are many events happening in each town throughout the year.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.hamptons.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”