Montauk is different from other Hamptons getaways, as it hosts an eclectic mix of activities perhaps not ideal for the jet-set crowd but perfect for a visitor with a sense of whimsy. The Memory Motel on the Montauk Highway, the same motel made famous by the Rolling Stones in the 70s, is an unexpectedly fun jaunt for anyone born prior to 1960. If you happen to be staying in Montauk in early autumn, you'd be hard pressed to miss the annual fall festival hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, with its chowder cook-off, clam-shucking race, hay rides, wine tastings, art contests, live music, and raffles. In fall, a visit to the beach below Montauk Lighthouse is also a must. Surfcasters from all over gather for the  "fall blitz"  and a chance to catch  the "big one" .

For parents bringing teenagers too cool to hang out at the beach, Montauk has an impressive skate park on Essex Street with a 13' pool, half pipe, and other assorted challenges for skaters. For those interested in the military, Camp Hero delivers  a chance to check out an old Air Force  Base  that once played a key role in the defense of the USA.  Shadmoor Park off Montauk Highway offers the opportunity to walk along  the cliffs overlooking the ocean, stealing a view similar to that enjoyed from the homes of the rich and famous that live  in secluded locations  south of the highway. Horse lovers can head over the Deep Hollow Cattle Ranch on the Montauk Highway and sign up for a trail ride--on the beach at sunset--eat your heart out Texas. Art aficianados should visit the Depot Gallery on Fort Pond Road, located within a former train depot, which hosts 11 local-art shows annually. Those with lofty leanings can do a little stargazing at the local observatory on the Montauk Highway, or visit the historic Montauk Point Lighthouse, built in 1796 and comissioned by George Washington himself.

Uihlein's Marina located in the  dock area on Westlake Drive provides the opportunity  engage in watersports of all types such as jet skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and waterskking. Antique Roadshow fans can shop for the  " find of the century" each Saturday from May until September at the  Montauk Community Chutch's  "rummage sale."   Visit  Navy Beach to  search for a piece of that elusive blue beach glass.

Another fun thing to do is visit the Montauk Brewing Company, located in a red barn building on Erie Ave next to St. Peter's Catch and across from Lion's Park.  It is $8 for a flight tasting of 4 different beers that they brew and you get to keep the souvenir glass.  You can get a growler of your favorite for $22, which is refillable for $16.  The beers are a Helsman Hefeweizen, a Gale Force Golden ale, a Pale Ale and a Driftwood Ale ESB- all were quite good!  Something for everyone and the guys who started it are great and very frienldy and informative. 

Montauk has their own talk show, produced in front of a live audience in Montauk: American dream. Montauk  was recently featured in Vogue magazine and Sunday Times. Check it out!!