If you give a kid a cookie, she may want to go to Southampton NY. Tate’s Bake Shop is based there. Chocolate chip cookies are only one of the attractions of this luxury beach town. Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell frequents the area, with or without kids. But always with cookies.
Southampton’s charms are well documented. It has miles of pristine beaches and the toned, beautiful people who frequent them. It is also the home of the famous Tate’s Bake Shop, a long time institution.
In off season, you can enjoy uncrowded roads and restaurants. And lower prices! But still a sense of luxury, whether on a romantic getaway or a family vacation.
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Where to Stay in Southampton
Where to eat in Southampton
What to do in Southampton
Kids can play at the Children’s Museum of the East End. The museum is a couple of miles away, in Bridgehampton, an eternity in season, but under 10 minutes from Southampton in winter. The museum has a windmill, and a mini golf course where you can get your kids ready for their future on the links.
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You can create your own cheer at Wollfer Estate Vineyard which offers Candlelight Fridays October – April. Kids can drink juice, listen to live music .and nibble on cheese and charcuterie plates while adults sample wine.
Luxury car for a luxury getaway: Ford Mustang convertible
You can’t show up in your NYC street car, or a plain vanilla rental. I had an amazing opportunity to drive a Ford Mustang convertible. For a Northerner, a convertible is a true luxury. It can only be driven a few days each year. Yet, as soon as it’s warm and sunny, convertibles populate the streets just like umbrellas pop up on sidewalks on rainy days.
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Once you put that top down, you will forget about everything else. But leather heated and cooled seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel are luxurious touches no matter the weather. The Mustang also welcomes you with a pony projection on the ground, much like a Bat signal.
Is there a back seat? Just kidding. I actually took a spin with my daughter and one of her friends and the friend said she was comfortable. But she wouldn’t want to sit there for a long drive. Guess what? Kids weren’t invited on our getaway!