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...
Pink striped linen shirt, blue canvas espadrilles & 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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  1. Knit Cotton Oxford Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Button Downs - RalphLauren.com
    Knit Cotton Oxford Shirt
    • White
    • Blue
    • Pink
  2. Stretch Slim Fit Striped Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Button Downs - RalphLauren.com
    Stretch Slim Fit Striped Shirt
    • 303f Blue/White
    • 303g Purple/White
  3. Cropped Lace Tank - Polo Ralph Lauren Sale - RalphLauren.com
    Cropped Lace Tank
  4. Cotton Off-the-Shoulder Top - Polo Ralph Lauren Sale - RalphLauren.com
    Cotton Off-the-Shoulder Top
  5. Tompkins Skinny Jean - Polo Ralph Lauren Skinny - RalphLauren.com
    Tompkins Skinny Jean
  6. Slim Cropped Jean - Polo Ralph Lauren Straight - RalphLauren.com
    Slim Cropped Jean
  7. Tompkins Skinny Crop Jean - Polo Ralph Lauren Skinny - RalphLauren.com
    Tompkins Skinny Crop Jean
  8. High-Rise Tapered-Leg Pant - Polo Ralph Lauren Pants - RalphLauren.com
    High-Rise Tapered-Leg Pant
  9. Pleated High-Rise Short - Polo Ralph Lauren Shorts - RalphLauren.com
    Pleated High-Rise Short
  10. Wool Crepe Straight Pant - Polo Ralph Lauren Pants - RalphLauren.com
    Wool Crepe Straight Pant
  11. Boxy Cotton-Linen Sweater - Polo Ralph Lauren Scoop, Crew & Boatnecks - RalphLauren.com
    Boxy Cotton-Linen Sweater
    • White
    • Olive
  12. Cable-Knit Cotton Sweater - Polo Ralph Lauren Scoop, Crew & Boatnecks - RalphLauren.com
    Cable-Knit Cotton Sweater
    • Red
    • Indigo
  13. Ruffled Lace Dress - Polo Ralph Lauren Short - RalphLauren.com
    Ruffled Lace Dress
  14. Striped Off-the-Shoulder Dress - Polo Ralph Lauren Short - RalphLauren.com
    Striped Off-the-Shoulder Dress
  15. Linen Off-the-Shoulder Dress - Polo Ralph Lauren Short - RalphLauren.com
    Linen Off-the-Shoulder Dress
  16. Stretch Denim Shirtdress - Polo Ralph Lauren Midi - RalphLauren.com
    Stretch Denim Shirtdress
  17. Tie-Front Polo Dress - Polo Ralph Lauren Midi - RalphLauren.com
    Tie-Front Polo Dress
    • White
    • Freshwater
  18. Striped Linen-Blend Tee - Polo Ralph Lauren Sale - RalphLauren.com
    Striped Linen-Blend Tee
  19. Tie-Front Linen-Blend Tee - Polo Ralph Lauren Midi - RalphLauren.com
    Tie-Front Linen-Blend Tee
  20. Polo Cotton Tee - Polo Ralph Lauren Sale - RalphLauren.com
    Polo Cotton Tee
    • Blue Metal
    • Nevis
  21. Cotton Broadcloth Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Tops & Blouses - RalphLauren.com
    Cotton Broadcloth Shirt
  22. Flag Cotton Tee - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees & Sweatshirts - RalphLauren.com
    Flag Cotton Tee
    • Blue
    • Cream
  23. Striped Cotton Crewneck Tee - Polo Ralph Lauren Tees & Sweatshirts - RalphLauren.com
    Striped Cotton Crewneck Tee
    • Navy/Cream
    • Red
  24. Cotton Madras Pencil Skirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Midi - RalphLauren.com
    Cotton Madras Pencil Skirt
  25. Cotton Lace Midi Skirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Midi - RalphLauren.com
    Cotton Lace Midi Skirt
  26. Fringe Crocheted Suede Skirt - Polo Ralph Lauren Midi - RalphLauren.com
    Fringe Crocheted Suede Skirt
  27. Tompkins Frayed Skinny Jean - Polo Ralph Lauren Skinny - RalphLauren.com
    Tompkins Frayed Skinny Jean
  28. Tompkins Skinny Crop Jean - Polo Ralph Lauren Skinny - RalphLauren.com
    Tompkins Skinny Crop Jean
  29. Slim Cropped Jean - Polo Ralph Lauren Straight - RalphLauren.com
    Slim Cropped Jean
  30. Fringe Open-Front Cardigan - Polo Ralph Lauren Cardigans - RalphLauren.com
    Fringe Open-Front Cardigan
  31. Linen-Blend Cardigan - Polo Ralph Lauren Cardigans - RalphLauren.com
    Linen-Blend Cardigan
  32. Linen Tunic Sweater - Polo Ralph Lauren Scoop, Crew & Boatnecks - RalphLauren.com
    Linen Tunic Sweater
  33. Pointelle-Knit Cotton Sweater - Polo Ralph Lauren Scoop, Crew & Boatnecks - RalphLauren.com
    Pointelle-Knit Cotton Sweater
  34. Cashmere V-Neck Cardigan - Polo Ralph Lauren Cashmere - RalphLauren.com
    Cashmere V-Neck Cardigan
    • Grey Heather
    • Bright Navy
    • Polo Black
  35. Mosaic-Print Lace-Up One-Piece - Polo Ralph Lauren One-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Mosaic-Print Lace-Up One-Piece
  36. Crochet-Overlay One-Piece - Polo Ralph Lauren One-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Crochet-Overlay One-Piece
  37. Floral Crocheted One-Piece - Polo Ralph Lauren One-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Floral Crocheted One-Piece
  38. Striped Lace-Up Bikini Top - Polo Ralph Lauren Two-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Striped Lace-Up Bikini Top
    • Red
    • Nvy
  39. Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top - Polo Ralph Lauren Two-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top
  40. Crocheted Floral Hipster - Polo Ralph Lauren Two-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Crocheted Floral Hipster
  41. Off-the-Shoulder Bikini Top - Polo Ralph Lauren Two-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Off-the-Shoulder Bikini Top
  42. Ruffled Triangle Bikini Top - Polo Ralph Lauren Two-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Ruffled Triangle Bikini Top
  43. Ruffled Cheeky Bikini Bottom - Polo Ralph Lauren Two-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Ruffled Cheeky Bikini Bottom
  44. Ruffled Bandeau Bikini Top - Polo Ralph Lauren Two-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Ruffled Bandeau Bikini Top
    • Blu
    • Red
  45. Laser-Cut Off-the-Shoulder Top - Polo Ralph Lauren Two-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Laser-Cut Off-the-Shoulder Top
  46. Hipster Bikini Bottom - Polo Ralph Lauren Two-Pieces - RalphLauren.com
    Hipster Bikini Bottom
  47. Keyhole-Bridge Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Keyhole-Bridge Sunglasses
    • Dark Havana-green Lens
    • Dark Havana-violet Lens
    • Shiny Black
  48. Double-Bridge Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Double-Bridge Sunglasses
    • Dark Gray
    • Green
    • Mirror Blue
    • Mirror Grey
  49. Polo Color-Blocked Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Polo Color-Blocked Sunglasses
    • Matte Dark Gunmetal
    • Matte Dark Navy
    • Semishiny Olive
  50. Round Metal Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Round Metal Sunglasses
    • Black
    • Matte Brown
  51. Engraved Round Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Engraved Round Sunglasses
    • Semishiny Bronze
    • Semishiny Silver
  52. Cat-Eye Sunglasses - Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses - RalphLauren.com
    Cat-Eye Sunglasses
    • Black
    • Shiny Jerry Tortoise
    • Shiny Pale Green
    • Vintage Antique Rose
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    Striped Raffia Tote
    • Red Multi
    • Blue Multi
  54. Raffia Tote - Polo Ralph Lauren Totes & Backpacks - RalphLauren.com
    Raffia Tote
  55. Canvas Big Pony Tote - Polo Ralph Lauren Totes & Backpacks - RalphLauren.com
    Canvas Big Pony Tote
    • Light Gray
    • Navy
    • Black
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    Caribbean Beach Towel
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    Greek Isles Beach Towel
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    Hamptons Beach Towel
  59. Beachcomber Towel - Ralph Lauren Home Bath Towels & Rugs - RalphLauren.com
    Beachcomber Towel
    • Navy
    • Red
    • White
  60. Beachcomber Beach Towel - Ralph Lauren Home Beach Towels - RalphLauren.com
    Beachcomber Beach Towel
  61. Laney Canvas Espadrille - Polo Ralph Lauren Summer Getaway: Palm Springs  - RalphLauren.com
    Laney Canvas Espadrille
  62. Joni Striped Canvas Espadrille - Polo Ralph Lauren All Shoes - RalphLauren.com
    Joni Striped Canvas Espadrille
  63. Laney Nappa Leather Espadrille - Polo Ralph Lauren Summer Getaway: Palm Springs  - RalphLauren.com
    Laney Nappa Leather Espadrille
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    Jaime Nappa Leather Sandal
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    Joanne Beaded Nappa Espadrille
  66. Drea Nappa Slip-On Sneaker - Polo Ralph Lauren All Shoes - RalphLauren.com
    Drea Nappa Slip-On Sneaker
    • Black
    • Cream