The Hamptons, New York
This group of small towns, villages and hamlets scattered along the East Coast are well known for their beaches, farms, golf clubs and vineyards. The Hamptons are an incredibly popular destination for celebrities and the rich and famous. AirSprint Owners can easily access the Hamptons via Francis S. Gabreski Airport, which is only a short flight from many of Canada’s eastern cities. Once in the Hamptons there is lots to do and beautiful places to stay.
Things to do
Wine tasting is popular in the Hamptons and you have lots of opportunities to partake. Take a ferry over to the North Fork of Long Island and tour dozens of vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms. Check out wineries like Croteaux, Corey Creek, Duck Walk or Channing Daughters.
The Hamptons are home to some of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses in the world including Shinnecock (number 4), National (number 8), Friars Head (number 15) and Sebonac Golf Club (number 39). If you can get onto one of these elite private courses, it’s well worth it. With initiation fees ranging from $250,000 to $750,000 and wait lists as long as 20 years, tee times at these courses can be hard to come by. Other courses worth checking out are Montauk Downs, Cherry Creek Golf Links or the Woods at Cherry Creek, home to a 644-yard par-6 18th hole.
Where to stay
Topping Rose House
Topping Rose House is the pinnacle of luxury nestled in the heart of the Hamptons and they pride themselves on harmoniously bringing together old and new. As the only full-service luxury hotel in the Hamptons, Topping Rose is strategically located between Southampton, East Hampton and Sag Harbor. Topping Rose offers a restaurant by Jean Georges, a pool, health and spa facilities as well as brand-new cars for you to be shuttled around town in.
Art House Bed and Breakfast
This world-class villa provides exclusive access to the private and beautiful Clearwater Bay Beach and Marina. With only two rooms, the Art House requires some forethought for booking, but if you can get a reservation, you’ll enjoy the same amenities as a five-star hotel all in an exclusive, private boutique setting.