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NYC and The Hamptons for a family

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NYC and The Hamptons for a family

Hello there,

I am planning a trip to NYC end of June/ beginning of July. I am planning on spending 3 or 4 night in NYC and then a week at the beach and thought that The Hamptons would be a good place to go.

Do you have any suggestions on which town/village would be best for a family of 5?!? Or any hotels/motels would be good?!

Also, what would the best way be to get there- train?!

Thanks very much for any advice you can give!

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1. Re: NYC and The Hamptons for a family

Even though there are alternate modes of transportation to get you out to the Hamptons, you will really want a car once you are there, or you'll feel a bit stranded in one spot. So the best way to get there is to rent a car and drive.

In addition to hotels and motels, vacation cottage rentals are common. They generally run from Saturday to Saturday.

Did you have a particular budget in mind? July is prime beach vacation season, especially during the first week (our 4th of July holiday).

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2. Re: NYC and The Hamptons for a family

Ah ok. Hadn't actually thought of a cottage rental! That's actually a much better idea! Is it easy enough to get a car in NYC- more to the point is it easy enough to get out of the city?!? Will maybe need to have a wee think about where to stay there to make that a little easier as it's probably the best idea all round. I thought it would be best to stay in NYC 4th July- just thought there'd be more going on for the kids?! Fireworks etc? Maybe a parade? I was in Chicago for 4th July one year and it was fabulous- hoping for something similar there! Thanks!!

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3. Re: NYC and The Hamptons for a family

The Hamptons are quite expensive in season and don't offer that many options for accommodation for a family of 5. Its also not that easy to find a decent rental for a week. Montauk has many more motels and hotels, some right on the beach or across the street. Hartmans Briney Breezes is one good option in Montauk

http://www.brineybreezes.com/

Lenhart's is another good family place in Montauk.

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g48194-d525188-…

The Hampton Maid in Hampton Bays is very nice for a family.

http://www.hamptonmaid.com/

The Southampton Inn is really nothing more than a motel, but it's location in the village of Southampton makes it convenient.

http://www.southamptoninn.com/

As to transporatation, always a hard call. Driving out is not fun but paying for bus

hamptonjitney.com

or train and then renting a car is very expensive. It,s possible to manage without a car depending on wheer you stay...but so much more convenient if you have one.

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4. Re: NYC and The Hamptons for a family

PS the fireworsk n NYC are FABulous. There are fireworks in Sag Harbor (Hamptons) but not nearly as grand. The Jersey Shore is another option for a beach stop after NYC and might be less expensive. How old are the kids?

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