Over the summer I kept hearing everyone tell me they were going to Montauk for a getaway vacation. To be honest, even as a native New Yorker, I didn’t really know where that was. Montauk sounds like a fancy place where people wear all white and drink Champaign. It sounds so fancy that it’s uncomfortable to say- MON TAWK. After a while I thought to myself, why do they get to do weekend getaways and I don’t! I had to put a swift end to it. So after the busy season dwindled down, I told my friend Jhoseline to accompany me on a girls weekend to Montauk, which is the furthest tip of Long Island.
We decided to book our stay at the Hero Beach Club, one of the more modern establishments. One thing to note about New York is that almost everything is really really old. Hero Beach was a great spot with modern furniture, minimal décor and cute instagrammable items. When we weren’t sleeping, we explored the town. Important note, that many towns in New York like to stick to mom and pop stores and refuse to let big business in. That’s why when you walk around you only see local markets instead of a supermarket and no fast food restaurants and definitely no Starbucks. After the long two and a half hour drive, we got our coffee fix at Left Hand Café. Then we went off to explore the Montauk Point Light House, which is the first lighthouse in New York State. For $11.00, you get to go all the way to the top and see the entire town and beach from way up there. It’s a very beautiful sight and really breathtaking. Lastly, Montauk is surrounded by water as it’s the tip of a peninsula and has a big lake smack dab in the middle of it. You can walk to the beach from virtually any part and it’s so enjoyable to see the amazingly strong waves crash into each other.
If you’re looking for good food, this is the place. Because everything is locally sourced (even the beer), you can find really good food. Side Note-because everything is local, it’s pretty expensive. For brunch we ate at the 668 Gig Shack, which is right in the down town area. I had amazing fish tacos with cole slaw and mango salsa and Jhoseline ate these incredibly juice lamb sliders. For dinner, we made our way to TALK (tauk) at Tails Ends, which is a mainly seafood restaurant that’s super cozy with fairy lights and live music. I had the clam chowder and lobster pasta and Jhoseline had the crab stuffed fillet with vegetables. The next morning for breakfast, we made our way to a local diner, John’s Pancake House. I wasn’t a huge fan of my plate but Jhoseline’s banana pancakes were tasty.
That’s the round up of all the things we did and the video below is a vlog that accompanies everything above! Hopefully this helps you plan your trip to Montauk in the future!