Locals say that Southampton overshadows all other villages in three categories: real estate, shopping, and superstars. That’s right: some of the most expensive beach houses and A-list celebrity mansions are located in this scenery village. If you are planning to stay for a weekend in the Hamptons, make sure your style game is on point—who wants to wear flip-flops if there is a chance to walk into Leonardo DiCaprio?
Before we begin, make sure to check out my city guides for each town in the Hamptons: East Hampton, Amagansett, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor. These guides are written in the same format where you receive information on where to stay, what to do, and what to see in each town.
Where to Go: Best Entertainment in Southampton
Parish Art Museum (279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill | 631.283.2118)
This is the ultimate Hamptons community spot where you can find everything from beautifully curated art shows and benefit parties to community and children’s events.
Tate’s Bake Shop (43 North Sea Road, Southampton | 631.283.9830)
Visit the original store where American’s number one-rated chocolate chip cookie is coming from, according to Consumer Reports and Rachael Ray magazine.
Green Thumb Organic Farm (829 Montauk Highway, Water Mill | 631.726.1900)
This organic fruit and veggies stand is my favorite place to shop for fresh produce on the days when I’m planning on cooking a nutritious dish at home.
Where to Eat: Best Restaurants in Southampton
Manna Restaurant (670 Montauk Highway, Water Mill | 631.726.4444)
If you are looking for the ultimate gourmet hotspot, this is the place to go. Chef Marco Barrilla creates a multi-regional array of freshest farm-to-table style dishes.
Suki Zuki (688 Montauk Highway, Water Mill | 631.726.4600)
There are only a few sushi restaurants in the Hamptons so if you are craving the freshest seafood that’s the place to go.
Sant Ambroeus (30 Main Street, Southampton | 631.283.1233)
If you are enjoying the elegant decor and family atmosphere of Sant Ambroeus restaurant in the City, this location is worth exploring.
Hampton Coffee Company (869 Montauk Highway, Water Mill | 631.726.2633)
I can’t remember the last time we drew back to the City without stopping at this ultimate coffee spot. As a side bonus, this takeout and dine-in spot offers a wide selection of fresh juices and baked goods.
Where to Shop: Best Stores in Southampton
Bandier (44 Main Street, Southampton | 631.488.4304)
If you enjoy wearing stylish athleisure pieces, this place is for you. Since opening the doors in 2013, the store had been featured as one of the chicest shops in the Hamptons for its unique high-end workout gear and sneakers.
Vineyard Vines (54 Hobs Lane, Southampton | 631.283.4602)
This is a great location to pick up essentials that you forgot to bring with you on the trip. A pair of shorts, a sun hat, or casual flip flips—anything you need to create a colorful preppy look.
Homenature (6 Main Street, Southampton | 631.287.6277)
This spacious furniture and interior design boutique host a wide range of one of a kind pieces that will add personality to any space! Not sure which vintage or artistic piece will work the best for your house? Set up a meeting with a designer team that will help you to make up your mind.
Where to Sweat: Best Fitness in Southampton
Pure Barre (5 Windmill Lane, Suite 4, Southampton | 631.353.3064)
Explore your inner ballet dancer at the barre class that is designed to give you lean physiques through small, isometric movements that burn fat and sculpt muscles.