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MONTAUK ESCAPE: WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO EAT, AND HOW TO GET THERE

CREATE THE PERFECT GETAWAY FROM THE CITY WITH A TRIP TO MONTAUK

New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world. There’s incredible nightlife, museums, historic sites, and the greatest sports in the country. You can head out into the city at any time, day or night, and find something fascinating to get into.

Unfortunately, the constant movement and harried energy can be too much of a good thing, especially for professionals who are looking for a change of pace once summer comes.

There are lots of locations around NYC that offer a different summer experience, gorgeous natural landscapes and the kind of solitude we need to recharge. Montauk, just outside of Long Island, is one of those places.

Here’s our guide to creating an incredible Montauk getaway this summer.

WHAT TO DO

From golf to sight-seeing, these are our favorite to-dos while visiting Montauk:

Montauk Point Lighthouse

This 200 + year-old lighthouse is one of the most popular historic destination in the entire state: the lighthouse was originally built in 1796 and functioned as a vital part of New York’s seascape for over 200 years.

During your visit to the Lighthouse, you can explore the grounds, enjoy a tour of the structure, and visit the gift shop and museum. It’s the perfect centerpiece for a weekend of unwinding and getting in touch with nature.

Montauk Downs State Park

Featuring a championship-length, 18-hole golf course, Montauk Downs State Park is a great getaway spot for sportsmen and golf lovers.

In addition to the great course, there is also a driving range, multiple championship tennis courts, a catering area, an adult pool and a wading pool for children, and a clubhouse.

Lake Montauk

With the nearby Montauk Lake Club and Marina, as well as the expansive dock and the natural scenery, Montauk Lake is a great option for families or vacationers looking for an affordable way to spend a day in Montauk.

WHERE TO EAT

The restaurants in Montauk are another opportunity to change up your everyday experience in the city. Here are a few great restaurants to consider while in Montauk:

East by Northeast

Stone Lion Inn, 51 Edgemere Street, Montauk

Pan-Asian cuisine comes to life at East by Northeast, in a gorgeous, modern restaurant that overlooks the Bay.

The Zagat-rated cuisine list features dishes like Korean fried chicken and Colorado lamb ribs, with sides like crimson potatoes and Thumbelina carrots. You can also expect a top-tier cocktail list, an extensive wine list and plenty of options for dessert.

Inlet Seafood Restaurant

541 East Lake Drive, Montauk

If fresh seafood strikes your fancy, there are few restaurants on Montauk that compare to Inlet. Peruse their list of seafood entrees like the flounder picatta or the Montauk lobster and pair your choice with a selection from their specialty libations menu. Their wine list also offers tastes for every palate, from rose to chardonnay to pinot grigio and more.

Joni’s Kitchen

28 South Aetna Avenue, #9, Montauk

Step into Joni’s turquoise-hued, surf-inspired kitchen for wholesome breakfast and lunch options. Joni offers entire menus for smoothies, coffee, fresh-squeezed juice and fresh daily sides.

Fresh fruit, organic oatmeal, breakfast burritos and wraps, as well as funky burgers, salads and an entire children’s menu are available for those who are hungry; you can order for take-out or grab a spot at one of the cozy kitchen tables. It’s the perfect breakfast or lunch spot for those looking for the charm of a seaside eatery.

HOW TO GET THERE

Montauk is a decent drive from NYC: about 115 miles.  While it’s not an overwhelming distance, it’s also not a quick jaunt. And being responsible for your own transportation when it’s time to relax can add anxiety to your trip to Montauk.

The problems introduced by handling your own transportation during a vacation can escalate quickly. Navigating traffic jams and unfamiliar street patterns cause undue stress; getting lost when you have tickets to a show or reservations at a great restaurant can be infuriating.

The idea of escaping the city carries with it the notion of relaxation. The city is hectic, everyone’s in a hurry, and everything runs on a strict schedule. When it’s time to head to the coast or to a quaint nearby town, you deserve to leave the fast-paced craziness behind.

Executive Ground Transportation understands your need for a better way to travel, especially when it’s your time to relax and unwind.

That’s why we offer a dynamic fleet, filled with vehicles that can cater to yours and your family’s needs as you travel.

  • Our limo buses, for instance, offer room to seat 33 passengers, allowing to expand your group without sacrificing togetherness as you travel.
  • You can enjoy amenities like on-board entertainment, bar areas, and plenty of room throughout your trip.

Among the most important amenities, you’ll enjoy by booking a limo bus for your trip to Montauk is the services of a professional chauffeur.

Not only won’t you have to worry about navigation or parking, you’ll also be able to utilize your chauffeur’s knowledge of the area for recommendations on events, sites, and hotels.

Your trip to Montauk should have it all, including luxury transportation that can accommodate your entire group. Call Executive today to make your reservation.

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