Only a short drive from Manhattan, and more subdued than its neighboring hoods (such as Shinnecock Hills which hosts the US Open, and Sagaponack known for Wolffer Estate Vineyard and its renowned rosé), Bridgehampton defines understated luxe. And to discover all of its hidden gems, we took a driving tour of the town in an equally lavish ride, a Lexus LS500h, which has an incredible head-up display for navigation and touch pad to get you exactly where you want to be.
Here’s how DEPARTURES recommends spending a day touring the town.
10 a.m.: Wake up at the Topping Rose House for brunch (where you might dine with regulars including Martha Stewart) and order the acai bowl and fresh squeezed orange juice—and coffee, of course, to get you ready for the day ahead.
11:30 a.m.: Check out the country market Round Swamp Farm for fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, and baked goods.
1 p.m.: Have lunch at Almonds’s Bridgehampton outpost, just across the street from the Topping Rose House.
2:30 p.m.: Grab some homemade, gourmet ice cream at the cash-only Candy Kitchen for dessert.
4 p.m.: Fit in a workout at The Barn (264 Butter Lane) which offers SoulCycle spin classes and Physique 57 barre workouts.
7:30 p.m.: After stopping back at the hotel to freshen up, have dinner at Pierre’s for classic French fare–be sure to grab a dirty martini at the bar and order the mussels.
10 p.m.: Finish the day back where you started at Jean-Georges and wind down with a nightcap by the firepit at the gardens of Topping Rose House.