Looking to quell your quarantine blues in a place different from the same four walls you’ve been looking at for months? Summer is a little up in the air during the present time. While large gatherings and attending crowded events are out of the picture, a small idyllic getaway is still in the cards. Taking a summer tour of a picturesque location could be just the escape you’ve been dreaming about all quarantine long.
A little about Montauk
Montauk is located at the tip of Long Island and considered part of The Hamptons experience. While it’s not in The Hamptons, Montauk has gained increasing popularity with tourists trying to avoid the large crowds that flood the popular, more established vacation spot. Montauk is known as the fishing capital of the world, settled against the Atlantic Ocean with a harbor, pond, and multiple bays.
Named after the Native American Montaukett tribe, Montauk is a location steeped in history. First discovered in 1614 by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block, Montauk has been the location of several battles, including the Pequot War. In the 20th century, Carl G. Fisher purchased most of the land of East End, hoping to turn Montauk into the “Miami Beach of the North.”
What to do at Montauk?
In a location surrounded by nature, the clear summer tour choices are beaches and hiking through the many major trails. Biking on those trails is another popular activity, and both trail maps and bikes are available for purchase and rent. The Amsterdam Beach Preserve Trail is a 200-acre park with hikes near ocean bluffs that take you to some beautiful views. The Camp Hero State Park is a 415-acre state park perfect for those looking to explore the great outdoors. For those looking to enjoy a little time in the sun and sand, Gin Beach, Ditch Pains Beach, and others are great for surfing and families looking to enjoy the day.
The Montauk Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in the state of New York, with construction completed in 1796. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012, the lighthouse is a stunning piece of history. Montauk Point is located at the tip of eastern Long Island, with 360-degree views of the ocean. There are over 130 steps to the very top, and at night the lighthouse light can be seen from a distance of 19 nautical miles.
If taking part in the city’s strong maritime history excites you, then a fishing trip or boat ride is a great way to experience the waters around Montauk. Montauk Harbor is the state’s largest commercial harbor with some of the best sport fishing on the east coast. Avid fisherman can hook mahi-mahi, tuna, marlin, and shark offshore or catch some bluefish, blackfish, striped bass, flounder, porgies, and fluke inshore.
Some additional activities for your summer tour include surf lessons and even a round of golf at the Montauk Downs State Park Gold Course, open to the public with an 18-hole, par-72 course. The golf course is open year-round and houses a clubhouse and a driving range.
Beyond Times Square can arrange a helicopter ride for you and your guests from New York City to Montauk, offering a guaranteed stress-free travel experience. We pride ourselves on delivering sanitized vehicles, including cars, helicopters, private yachts, and private cruises. All Beyond Times Square vehicles are sanitized before and after every trip. Additionally, all tour guides, drivers, pilots, crew members, and staff strictly adhere to the CDC’s Prevention Guidelines.
We can help you arrange a short trip or a more extended stay at all of our destinations. You can be picked up in sanitized vehicles of your choice, stay at sanitized hotel rooms, tour local attractions with guides, and enjoy local dining experiences that we help you arrange.
You don’t have to go far to experience a relaxing and rejuvenating summer tour. Sometimes, the most fun can be had in areas close to you. Discover new locations, get some sun, and enjoy delicious summertime food specialties in Montauk this summer!