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Long Island is set to host the 118th U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, part of the island’s famed South Fork. Scheduled for June 11th-17th, this is the fifth U.S. Open Championship to be conducted on the storied course, the 10th U.S. Open staged on Long Island and the 19th hosted by New York State. An array of daily and multi-day package ticket options are available for the 118th U.S. Open, with prices starting at $60 for daily gallery tickets and $125 for package options. Tickets are expected to sell out so secure yours soon!
While you’re here, explore more of one of the most popular east coast vacation destinations, The Hamptons. Long Island’s South Fork has long been known as a summer playground for celebrities with pristine beaches, quaint tree-lined downtowns filled with unique shops and incredible restaurants featuring local farm-to-table and day catch fare. Take a look at what’s on offer and build your perfect vacation around the 118th U.S. Open today:
Train Schedule, Flights, Ferries, Limos… Hop aboard a Long Island train, schedule a flight into one of several major airports or take advantage of the roadways, ferries and buses, as well as Long Island limos, car rentals and taxis–it’s easy to get around Long Island.
Travelers looking to stay and play on Long Island during the 118th U.S. Open can choose from a wide variety of accommodations that meet every need and budget. From hotels with rich history to beachside bed and breakfasts, luxury rentals to family-friendly finds, Long Island’s South Fork offers something for everyone.
Celebrity-studded Main Beach in East Hampton and Coopers Beach in Southampton have both been rated number one in the nation by international beach expert Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University – a.k.a. “Dr. Beach.” Each year, surfers flock to Montauk Point State Park and Ditch Plains where waves reach record heights for the eastern seaboard. If you are looking for a more adventurous day on the water, hop aboard a catamaran, rent your own jet ski or book an inshore or offshore fishing charter.
Need a break? Pamper yourself at one of the East End’s premiere spas. The Baker Spa offers the height of luxury and indulgence in a quiet bed & breakfast setting affording guests a special sanctuary for calming rejuvenation. You’ll find the Inn and Spa at East Wind, located in Long Island Wine Country, has everything from invigorating sea mud wraps to Arom-assage and Reike to balance the body’s energy to help promote deep relaxation. Or, Gurney’s Inn and Seawater Spa Resort in Montauk has an acclaimed spa renowned for its healing treatments and ocean-fed seawater pool, the only pool of its kind in North America.
Long Island is home to over 65 wineries and a variety of breweries. Stop by Duck Walk Vineyards in Watermill to try a frosty Vidal Ice Wine made with grapes actually frozen on the vine or take a drive to Long Island’s North Fork, the epicenter of Long Island Wine Country. Once there, must-stops include Martha Clara Vineyards to try the award-winning 2013 Northville Red or the 2016 Solstice Rosé, then head to Bedell Cellars and try the 2010 Musée. Feeling a little bubbly? Try Sparkling Pointe Vineyard’s award-winning sparkling wines executed with artistry and finesse in the traditional French Méthode Champenoise. If you prefer local brews and spirits, you can create your own adventure along the Long Island Craft Beverage Trail.
Long Island is known as a culinary mecca by of grace farmland produce benefiting from nutrient rich soil and a unique maritime climate. Additionally, the surrounding inshore waters teem with striped bass, bluefish, blackfish, fluke, flounder, clams, scallops and mussels while offshore fisherman haul day catch fresh tuna, swordfish and shark directly to restaurant doorsteps. When you’re ready to experience farm-to-table and fresh catch at its best, check out Cowfish Restaurant in Hampton Bays where the cocktails are as good as the food and the waterfront view is even better. After a day in Montauk, grab a table at Swallow East run by famed Executive Chef and owner, James Tchninnis. Long Island is synonymous with lobster and no visit to the South Fork would be complete without a stop at The Lobster Roll in Amagansett. As the name suggests, this laid-back eatery amid the sand dunes boasts one of the best lobster rolls on the island.
After watching the pros, hit the green and test your skills on renowned public courses. Long Island offers excellent options for the avid golfer. Home to a variety of courses and multiple tee times, you’ll find it easy to accommodate your schedule.