The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Orient Point to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.

Riverhead was named on Forbes Advisor’s list of top places to travel in 2023…in the world (one of 11 in the United States alone)! Known as the “Gateway to the North and South Forks,” Riverhead is a community rich in history, farmlands, beaches, outdoor recreation, dining, wineries, craft breweries, art and attractions for individuals, couples and families.

Spring-Summer, find mid-week overnight specials for you to lay your head down while you check off a list of fun things to do and see. Explore our calendar of events and happenings across the Hamptons and North Fork to help seamlessly plan your itinerary. It’s a perfect staycation close to home, or well worth the journey from afar.

The beginning of the holiday season heralds a magical transformation as communities come alive with festive spirit. Streets adorned with twinkling lights and storefronts dressed in holiday hues create a picturesque scene. From the first notes of familiar carols playing in the background to the scent of freshly baked gingerbread wafting through the air, there’s a palpable sense of anticipation and joy.
Locals and visitors alike eagerly gather for tree lighting ceremonies and parades setting the stage for cherished memories and the joyous festivities that lie ahead.