After a long week at work, there are few things more relaxing than spending some time with members of your inner circle — you know, those charming people who aren’t contractually obligated to spend eight-plus hours a day in close proximity to you. If you’re feeling tired of your usual surroundings by the end of the week, there’s no easier way to relax and recharge than with a girls’ getaway with your closest friends, and for people who live in New York City, in particular, nowhere more fun or more convenient to do it than the Hamptons. This weekend, treat yourself and let the stresses of your day-to-day life melt away in the Hamptons with these exciting activities:
Book a Room at The Crow’s Nest
While the Hamptons are known for their high-end real estate, that doesn’t mean you can’t find a cute boutique hotel in the area. Fortunately, for those calling Montauk their weekend home, The Crow’s Nest offers the perfect accommodations for a getaway with your girlfriends. From the mind of Sean Macpherson, the owner of Manhattan hotspots The Jane Hotel and The Bowery Hotel, this kitschy hotel offers adorable beachfront cottages and hotel rooms where you can enjoy some well-deserved R&R.
Catch a show at The Stephen Talkhouse
Amagansett’s Stephen Talkouse is, without a doubt, the Hamptons’ hottest venue and the perfect place to spend an evening if you find yourself in the area. This summer, you can catch acts like Loudon Wainwright, G Love, Joan Osborne, and reggae stars Third World heat up the stage at this iconic Hamptons venue, which has been hosting top talent for the better part of 50 years.
Enjoy a meal at Union Cantina
There are few things that scream “girls’ getaway” like frozen margaritas and bowls of guacamole made-to-order tableside, and fortunately, Montauk’s Union Cantina has both. Start your meal with some guacamole and chips and poblano peppers stuffed with crab and quinoa, enjoy some blackened mahi-mahi tacos as your main, and round out your meal with a delicious order of tres leches cake or churros with Nutella dipping cream.
Grab some drinks at Wölffer Estate Vineyard
If you love a great glass of wine, make sure to head to Wölffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack during your Hamptons getaway. If you’re eager to go traditional, try out a Twilight Thursday celebration in the vineyard’s Tasting Room, where you can enjoy some of Wölffer’s most popular wines while listening to live music from local artists. If you’re looking for a more active experience, drop in for Yoga in the Vines, an outdoor yoga session that you can follow up with some libations.
Take a surf lesson at Ditch Plains Beach
Release some stress and channel your inner athlete by hitting up the challenging waves at Ditch Plains Beach this weekend. Book a private or group lesson from Montauk-based Corey’s Wave, whose surf instructors will have you up on your board and looking like a pro on the waves in no time. Sip cocktails, feel the sand beneath your toes, and let the bothersome aspects of your everyday life slip out of sight and mind with a trip to the Hamptons this weekend. In no time at all, you’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world.