Hamlets, Villages & Towns Equal a Splendid Fall Creative Retreat

Photo Credit: The District of Creatives – Interior of Tutto il Giorno Restaurant in Sag Harbor, NY

Can changing your environment help you out of a creative slump? Well, I think so. It has been my experience that a quick getaway can spark your creative juices. So, after feeling stuck on a recent project, I decided to travel to Long Island’s South Fork to visit the Hamptons. The Hamptons, a collection of beautiful seaside villages, towns, and hamlets, has been a desired destination of mine for a while, and a popular escape for artists in need of a little inspiration. From Southampton to Montauk, and locations in between, each has its own unique charm and appealing attractions.

Here’s an abbreviated list of my recommendations for places to stay and things to do while visiting “the Hamptons.”

Where To Stay

  • Topping Rose House – Bridgehampton
  • Baron’s Cove – Sag Harbor
  • Bridgehampton Inn – Bridgehampton
Photo Credit: The District of Creative – Topping Rose House

Just For Fun

  • After dinner drinks at the Topping Rose House Bar – Bridgehampton
  • Shopping in EastHampton
  • Hank’s Pumpkintown for Apple and Pumpkin Picking – Water Mill
  • Flying Point Beach – Southampton
Hanks’s Pumpkintown

Good Eats

  • Candy Kitchen – Bridgehampton
  • Tutto il Giorno – Sag Harbor
  • Southampton Social Club -Southampton
  • Almonds – Bridgehampton
  • East Hampton Grille – East Hampton
“Scarpariello” sauce, Corbara cherry tomatoes, Pecorino, Parmigiano –Tutto il Girno, Sag Harbor

The Art Scene

  • Pollack-Krasner House and Studio
  • South Etna – Montauk
  • Rental – East Hampton
  • Hauser & Wirth – Southampton

Beach Trips

  • Flying Point Beach – Southampton
  • Ditch Plains Beach – Montauk
  • Cupsogue Beach County Park – Westhampton
  • Two Mile Hollow Beach – East Hampton
Flying Point Beach

*For all you cinema fans, a trip to “the Hamptons” would not be complete without visiting Flying Point Beach. Fly Point Beach is the actual beach filming location for the classic romantic comedy “Something’s Gotta Give.” Plus, “Erica’s house”, is in the neighborhood too.