The Best Ways to Get to the Hamptons from Midtown Manhattan
Memorial Day ushers in everyone's favorite season—summer. And for New Yorkers, that means it's time to start planning jaunts from the city to beachy destinations where the weather is warm, the spritzers flow like water, and the beach is just a few steps away. And where do well-heeled city dwellers prefer to spend a sunny seaside weekend? The Hamptons, of course.
When you live in the Midtown East apartments for sale at The Centrale, your trip out east is one of the most leisurely vacations you'll ever experience, whether you’re travelling with your own car or sitting back and relaxing while someone else does the navigating. Here are some of the best worry-free ways to get to the Hamptons from New York City.
Private Car Service
The Centrale's easterly locale affords easy access to Long Island via the Midtown Tunnel. Take advantage of this position and catch a ride in style for some sand and sea air. Uber and other car-transportation apps make it easy to book a trip. Their premium service provides world-class drivers with luxury vehicles that make the two-hour door-to-door drive comfortable. Just wait in The Centrale's grand lobby, and once your car arrives at the block-long porte-cochère, the doormen will help you load the trunk with all the bathing suits and beach reads you’ve packed. If you're not in a chatty mood, Uber XL now offers a "silent" ride option, but you'll probably want to talk to your driver about your upcoming plans, like those reservations at The Palm East Hampton.
Jet-setters, rejoice. You can fly from NYC to the Hamptons without ever having to set foot in an airport. Book a seaplane with one of the myriad operators, like Shoreline Aviation, which has been spiriting lucky passengers to their Hamptons getaways in under 40 minutes. The best part is that it takes just 15 minutes to get from The Centrale to the 23rd Street Pier on the East River where you'll get the plane. And imagine the breathtaking views you'll see as you ascend over the river. Talk about a way to start a weekend right.
Another option that's just as quick and perhaps more dramatic is a helicopter. Head to BLADE's East River lounge and have a preflight drink in beautiful surroundings before you board. Then simply hop on the chopper, and you'll be on the beach in a shorter amount of time than it would take to wait in security at the airport. BLADE also runs seaplanes and jets.
The summer, fortunately, is long. We know you’ll be celebrating the season at home at The Centrale, too—sipping a cocktail alfresco on the terrace of the Club Room, swimming in the 75-foot lap pool, or cooling off in air-conditioned splendor as you take in the dramatic views of the skyline. But when you want to follow the annual tradition of the world’s elite since the late 1800s and retreat to Long Island’s toniest enclave, these convenient and luxurious paths to summering in the Hamptons are at your service.