Holidaymakers looking for an exciting vacation on the Atlantic coast may like to try the Hamptons area in the United States. There are many interesting things to do and see in this area located in the state of New York in the north east of the country. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, B&Bs and campgrounds.
The Hamptons area has several nice beaches for holidaymakers to relax and sunbathe on, enjoy a swim in the sea or take a gentle stroll along the coast. For visitors keen on fishing they can charter a boat to take them on fishing trips from the marinas and boat yards located here. Canoeing and kayaking is another activity people can try on the water with companies offering boat rentals and lessons.
This area is also home to a number of public golf courses with 18-holes on offer at Montauk Downs State Park and nine holes at Poxabogue Golf Course. There is also a number of public tennis courts located in Bridgehampton and East Hampton as well as other towns. Many other activities can be enjoyed here including cycling and horse riding.
Numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops are located in the region offering a wide variety of menu options. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from famer’s markets and fish markets as well as grocery stores in East Hampton. Visitors looking for a night out can find clubs, cinemas, theatres, bowling lanes and billiard halls in the area.
The Hamptons area is packed with interesting places to visit including numerous museums and attractions such as Southampton Historical Museum and Hallockville Museum Farm. This part of New York also has some good buildings to explore such as the Montauk Point Lighthouse and Hook Windmill.
Other places of interest here include Hither Hills State Park and Atlantis Marine World Aquarium and several wineries. New York City is about 100 miles from Southampton and has many attractions including Broadway theatres, shopping and iconic structures like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average temperature of 73 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 31 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. January has the highest precipitation with an average of 4.67 inches. July is the driest month with an average of just over 3 inches of rainfall.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York is approximately a one and a half hour drive from Southampton in the Hamptons. Passengers can fly direct to JFK from other U.S cities including Los Angeles, Miami and Washington as well as Montreal and Toronto in Canada. Visitors from countries outside the U.S can fly direct from major cities such as Beijing, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Rome and Sydney. There are car rental companies situated at each terminal including Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent a Car, Enterprise, Hertz and National Car Rental.