Book Montauk Hotels to Enjoy Long Island Wineries
Since 1975, Long Island has been producing excellent quality wines. There are more than 50 vineyards in the island today, covering 3,000 acres of land that’s capable of yielding vinifera varietal grapes similar to those produced in California and France. You will find many of Long Island’s vineyards in North Fork, such as Ackerly Pond, where you can bring your dogs with you; Corey Creek, voted Best New York Gewurztraminer and Best New York Chardonnay by the New York Food and Grape Foundation; Bedell Cellars, featured by Wine Business Monthly as among the top 10 Top 10 Hottest Small Brands in the US; and Clovis Point, where guests can sample the Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Stay in Montauk hotels to visit vineyards in South Fork, where many Long Island wine tours are available to visitors. See the Normandy-style chateau of Duck Walk Vineyards, the nine honey mead varieties of Long Island Meadery, the sprawling mansion of Loughlin Vineyards, and the high-ceiling tasting room of Wolffer Estate.
Stop for Seafood near Montauk Hotels
Montaukers as well as guests staying in Montauk hotels are treated to a wide range of delicacies from the sea — daily fresh catch includes jumbo shrimps, lobsters, mussels, clams and oysters. Walk through the doors of one of Montauk’s oldest restaurants — Second House Tavern on Second House Road — which was recently refurbished to blend history with the modern times. Specialties from the grill room include gunpowder chicken, fish and chips, slow roasted short ribs, and thin-crust pizzas baked in wood. Another famous seafood restaurant is Gosman’s Dock, a 50-year Montauk icon that serves steamed or broiled fish and shellfish amidst fantastic backdrops of the sea. Try out their steamed jumbo lobsters, sushi, sashimi, grilled fish, steamers, seafood platters, and the very popular lobster rolls. Drop by Ricks Crabby Cowboy from your fishing or beach trip and order house specialties such as pulled pork and ribs and lobster bake. Duryeas Lobster Deck, Harvest on Fort Pond, and the Sea Grille at Gurneys Inn are all excellent choices.
Star Gaze at the Montauk Observatory from Montauk Hotels
Facing the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern tip of Long Island, Montauk is the best place to view the night sky. The Montauk Observatory Incorporated, a non-profit organization that provides free astronomy lectures and planetarium shows, has set a goal to build a world-class observatory to house its state-of-the-art telescope. On some clear nights, this professional-grade telescope is open to the public; visitors can view the night sky from Third House which is 2. 5 miles east of the Village on Montauk Highway. Guests staying at Montauk hotels can also attend star gazing parties with Montauk Observatory astronomers at the Theodore Roosevelt County Park. The best month to see the Montauk Observatory is April, when most hotels in Montauk are open. Gurneys Inn, Hartmans Briney Breezes Motel, Ocean Resort Inn, East Deck Motel Family Resort, and Lido Resort Motel are offering great vacation deals. If youre swinging a day trip to Montauk from New York, take a bus or train from Manhattan or drive yourself to the Long Island Expressway.
Visit East Hampton and Check-In at Montauk Hotels
You will find Montauk in East Hampton town in Suffolk County, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. If you stay in any of the Montauk hotels, you can easily tour East Hamptons numerous attractions, including the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, which was the former residence and studio of the famous abstract expressionism artist Jackson Pollock, and where much of his revolutionary masterpieces were created. Another popular attraction in East Hampton is the Naturopathica Holistic Health Spa which offers alternative natural therapies for a wide range of ailments. Fashion-conscious individuals will find the numerous boutique shops and retail brand outlets such as Christopher Fischer, Cole Haan, Tracy Feith, Calypso Christiane Celle, Emporio Armani, The Nines, Jonathan Adler, and Zap Hampton in East Hampton a delight. Other must-see attractions in East Hampton include the Maidstone Park Nature Preserve, LongHouse Preserve, Playwrights Theater of East Hampton, John Drew Theater of Guild Hall, Cedar Point County Park, and the Jewish Museum Shop.