Hamptons Family Vacation

I enjoyed an amazing Hamptons family vacation over the month of August. We joined a group of friends in a house for the month – 12 adults and 6 toddlers! Yes, really. I know it might sound a bit crazy, but it was a total blast. I met all of the ladies through a local mothers group and we’ve been friends since the babies were born {they are all the same age}. My husband and I mainly spent the weekends at the house, but we were able to enjoy a full week recently and soak up the remaining days of summer.

Hamptons Family Vacation – What to Do
After spending a portion of our summer in the Hamptons for the second year in a row, I have to say the area is much more family friendly than it’s reputation lets on. We were fortunate enough to have a pool in the backyard, which was amazing for days when a trip to the beach or elsewhere felt like a daunting task – eating and nap schedules still rule the roost.

Tiana Beach in Hampton Bays/WestHampton
Tiana beach was absolutely stunning – one of the best I’ve visited on the East Coast. The waves were a little fierce for our little swimmers, but beautiful to watch. The beach is wide and the soft white sand is perfect for a stroll. Daily beach parking for non-residents is $20 per car – well worth the price if you are able to spend a few hours. 

Hamptons Family Vacation

Tiana Beach, NY

Hamptons Family Vacation

Tiana Beach, NY

CMEE {Children’s Museum of the East End}
Whether you get a rainy day or not, a visit to the Children’s Museum of the East End in BridgeHampton is a must. The space is adorable, not to large or overwhelming, creative, and perfect for fostering a child’s imagination.

Hamptons Family Vacation

Working the Farmers Market cash register

La Fondita 
La Fondita is a delicious Mexican kitchen located in Amagansett. The low key taqueria is perfect for families, with picnic tables, blankets and a kid’s menu, you can enjoy a casual and stress free meal {well, as much as you can}. If you’re traveling with kids, I would suggest visiting on a sunny day as there is limited indoor seating.

Hamptons Family Vacation

Lunch @ La Fondita

Ruschmeyer’s Hotel & Restaurant
Ruschmeyer’s restaurant is a fun summertime spot located in Montauk, NY – one of my favorite towns in the area. Generally speaking, Montauk tends to be a bit more low key and less of a scene than the rest of the Hamptons, even though Ruschmeyer’s definitely attracts a spirited crowd! We ate dinner in The Magic Garden, which is perfect for kids to run around and blow off some energy before, during, and after dinner. If you are planning a visit with the kids, arrive on the early side to avoid the crowds.

Hamptons Family Vacation

Ruschmeyer’s The Magic Garden

Wolffer Estate & Vineyard
OK – you got me, visiting a vineyard isn’t necessarily considered a kid-friendly activity, but Wolffer is to good to pass up. Located in East Hampton, Wolffer has one of the most beautiful backdrops in the entire area – the grounds are simply stunning. The space is actually really nice for roaming around, there are special weekly activities {live music, etc.}, and they even offer a bento box filled with snacks for the little ones. My husband and I only stopped in to pick up a few bottles of their famous Rose, but not before we shot a few photos and let our daughter play.

Hamptons Family Vacation

Roaming around Wolffer Estate & Vineyard

Aside from the destinations and restaurants above, one of my favorite activities to do while visiting the Hamptons is to drive around while taking in the views. Farms, beaches, vineyards, farmers markets, great shops and restaurants are among the types of sights you will see. Our Hamptons family vacation was so much fun, I can’t wait for next summer!

 

Have you visited the Hamptons? If so, what is your favorite spot?

xx
Anna

 

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