Quick Getaway from NYC to Montauk
Montauk is a small beach town located at the east end of the Long Island peninsula. This town is known for its beaches and laid back vibes. Keep reading to find out how to get there and what to do in this beautiful town.
How to get there and around town: Getting to Montauk by car can take anywhere from 2 - 4 hours depending on where you live in New York. It took us 2 1/2 hours both ways. You can also take the LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) from NY Penn or Jamaica station and get off at the Montauk station.
Take a look at the schedule and ticket prices (here). From Penn station a one way ticket costs between $20-$30 depending on what time of day you travel. Once you arrive at Montauk station you can get a taxi easily.
Most hotels have bikes on site for guests to use during their stay. Even though we drove we hardly touched the car once we parked it. I loved riding the bikes all over town!
Where to stay: There are a ton of hotels all over Montauk. We recently stayed at the Aqualina Inn and loved it! The hotel is across the street from Kirk Park Beach and has a heated pool. The staff was really sweet and made our stay so great. We can't wait to go back!
Where to eat: So many yummy options I don't even know where to begin BUT here's what we tried and LOVED!
Breakfast at Jonis - This is probably the most popular spot in town for breakfast. The line usually goes out the door and it's a pretty casual scene.
Coffee at Left Hand Coffee - Love love loveeeee. It's right next door to Jonis!
Lunch at Tacombi - If you've been to the one in NYC then you already know how good their tacos are. Get some guac, chips, tacos + a few margaritas and head to the beach after for an afternoon nap!
Dinner at Ruschmeyers - We fell in love with everything about this hotel/restaurant. The food was absolutely incredible and so was the service!
What to do:
- Go to the beach - Ditch Plains, Kirk Park or Hither Hills
- Hang out at Montauk Brewing Company
- Take in the view from Montauk Point State Park
- Learn how to surf at Air +Speed
- Party at The Surf Lodge or Sloppy Tuna
- Visit Wölffer Estate Vineyard
**Hope this mini Montauk guide helps you plan your next weekend getaway! Happy Summer!!**