Montauk has been one of my favorite summer getaways for 5 years now. The town has certainly changed A LOT over the years (not all for the better, unfortunately), but there’s still a special place in my heart for my first New York go-to vacation spot.
Here’s a round up of my favorite places to stay, eat & more at The End.
Where to stay
The Montauk Beach House – my favorite place to stay, right in the heart of town! Read my full review here.
Gurney’s Resort & Spa – you could never leave the resort and have the time of your life.
Montauk Blue Hotel – a more budget-friendly option, but right on the beach!
Where to eat
Navy Beach – probably my favorite restaurant in Montauk. Everything is delicious, but don’t go without getting their Salmon Tartare and Parm Fries.
Left Hand Coffee
Ruschmeyer’s – one word: Pork Belly.
Joni’s – my favorite lunch spot in…maybe the world.
La Brisa – AKA Tacombi, AKA my aboslute favorite tacos.
Harvest on Fort Pond
Montauk Brewing Co.
Red Hook Lobster – because what’s the Hamptons without a lobster roll?
Where to (day) play
Montauk State Park
Montauk Lighthouse – a classic “The End” must see.
Ditch Plains beach
The Beach Club at Gurney’s – one of the best day parties I’ve been to in a while. Do yourself a favor and grab a big group of friends and reserve a cabana.
The Montauk Beach House – MBH always has fun things going on during the day and a great outdoor bar.
Where to play (late)
Ruschmeyer’s – it gets pretty crowded, but Ruschmeyer’s is still a fun spot to stay late night. There’s an outdoor area (a very adult “camp” feel) as well as an indoor dance party if you’re looking to get down.
Surf Lodge – the most popular nightlife spot in Montauk. They’ve really buckled down with capacity rules, so your best bet is making a dinner reservation and sticking around after.
Sole East – a more chill nightlife scene.
Navy Beach – MUST WATCH THE SUN SET HERE. It will change your life (I’m serious).
Where to sweat
I’m still visiting new places every time I’m in Montauk, so I’ll be sure to update this post regularly 🙂