Travel Guide: The Hamptons in Winter

There’s plenty to do in the New York beach community during the colder months, from waterfront ice skating to wine and cider tasting to snagging designer deals. 

Trevor Tondro
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While the Hamptons sees its biggest surge of visitors in the summer months, the East End, lauded for its long stretches of white-sand beaches and celebrity residents, has a significant abundance to offer in the colder season. Traffic is more manageable, hotel prices are more affordable, and those hard-to-get reservations are a bit easier to snag. But without the opportunity to take advantage of the area's famed beaches (although it's still there for the brave), what is there to do? In fact, plenty, making this a cozy and creative weekend destination for those looking for a quick getaway from New York City. Here's a short list of your best bets for the coziest hotels, liveliest restaurants, and things worth exploring, from outdoor ice-skating rinks to wintertime music sessions.