The SummerGetaway Guide

Three of our favorite destinations and where to eat, drink, and explore in each—plus what to pack

Close-up image of the Surf Lodge façade in Montauk

No.1

Montauk

Scenic view of Acadia National Park

No.2

Maine

Image of surfers on beach with boards in hand

DESTINATION NO.1

Montauk

SHOP ALL

Where to go...

The formerly sleepy fishing village and artists’ enclave on the eastern tip of Long Island is now a mecca for surfers and NYC denizens looking for a lower-key alternative to the Hamptons—but a town known as the End hasn’t lost its authentic charm

White paneled Surf Lodge with painted rainbow-hued abstract accent

The Surf Lodge It’s known for its after-hours scene, but we love it for brunch. Order the watermelon and lemon feta salad for the perfect combination of savory and sweet

Image of retro bicycle and Image of upright surfboards in sand on sunny beach

Ditch Plains The go-to surf spot. Bring your board or your camera—or both, à la our in-house lensman Scott Rudin

Outdoor lounge area with fire pit, wooden chairs & white string lights

The Crow’s Nest The restaurant at Sean MacPherson’s boho-inflected hotel is the perfect spot for a sunset cocktail. Arrive early: They don’t take reservations

What to Pack...
Seersucker drawstring shorts, white low-top sneakers & more Montauk essentials

Photo credits (top to bottom): Courtesy of the Surf Lodge; John L./Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons; Courtesy of the Surf Lodge (2); Courtesy of Ralph Lauren Corporation; Angela Pham/Courtesy of BFA.com.

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