During the past 20 years, Montauk has developed multiple personalities. Originally a fishing village at the farthest eastern reach of Long Island, it has come to take on aspects of a family-friendly beach destination, a hippie surfer haven and the Brooklyn of the East End. With the renovation of Gurney’s Inn, there is lately a hint of South Beach in the air. Explore each layer to make the most of a vacation here.
5 islands to visit near LIFrom Meadow Island on the South Shore to Fishers Island at the eastern entrance of Long Island Sound, a treasure trove of smaller islands range in size from townships to islets with only enough acreage for a lighthouse. 9 unique LI hotels perfect for a staycation A rooftop saltwater pool, a bar stocked with locally made spirits, custom furniture from Bali -- every one of the following places has a few surprises to delight even the most jaded guests. Where to spot celebs in the HamptonsSo many celebrities vacation or own homes on the East End that it isn't unusual to see Naomi Watts buying cereal at the Amagansett IGA or Alec Baldwin browsing the shelves of BookHampton in East Hampton. If you want to see stars in more glamorous environments, these places have attracted the rich and famous.