Walking around in flip-flops and a sarong may be completely acceptable in the Hamptons, but don't let its laid-back, beachy vibe fool you completely. The easygoing aura is accompanied by sky-high prices. While this string of beach towns on the South Fork of Long Island gained fame from its (as some people say) stuffy, old-money residents, the Hamptons also offers natural beauty, family-friendly resorts, and a young and vibrant party scene. Read more
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It's safe to say that the Hamptons come with a notorious nose-in-the-air reputation, but many visitors will be happily surprised at the diversity of experiences to be had. Visitors can choose between towns like ritzy Southampton (one of the most exclusive villages, with plenty of multi-million dollar homes), to laid-back Montauk, to quaint villages like Quogue and Sag Harbor.