I spent the long 4th of July weekend in the Hamptons (specifically Montauk), with a group of my girlfriends from college. This was my first time in the Hamptons, and it was an absolute blast. It was easy to get to, other than being packed on the train like sardines, and our hotel/condo was gorgeous. We stayed at the Panoramic View hotel, which is directly connected to Gurney's, another gorgeous resort that was newly renovated. Since Gurney's had the restaurants, we ate most of our meals there. The food was delicious (although a bit overpriced of course). I highly recommend the lobster BLT, the mac and cheese, and the french fries; and Sunday brunch is THE best hangover cure. We also ate at the Rushmeyer's restaurant which didn't disappoint either, although we had to wait 2 hours for a table. The atmosphere was so pretty, with cute paper lanterns hanging from the trees outdoors and picnic table seating. Some other great places to hit are The Surf Lodge, Sloppy Tuna, The Point, and John's Drive In (best milkshakes EVER).