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Your guide to a Hamptons vacation

Visitors coming and going from Cupsogue Beach in

Visitors coming and going from Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton Beach.  Credit: Veronique Louis

Tourists from all over the world visit the Hamptons, a beach resort with as much mystique as the French Riviera or Malibu. Long Islanders have the advantage of proximity: Rise early and you'll have an entire day to explore the South Fork's picture-perfect villages; book a room for even a single night and you've got the makings of a full weekend getaway.

Hot spots abound — here's a guide to exploring some of the best things to do, restaurants, shops and beaches the area has to offer this season:

GETTING AROUND  Dealing with crowds

THINGS TO DO Top attractions, popular venues

WHERE TO STAY From budget to luxe

WHERE TO EAT  Dining, quick bites and beyond

HAVE A DRINK  Craft beer, cocktails and bars

GO SHOPPING  Where to buy — or browse

AT THE BEACH  Best spots to soak up the sun 

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