One of the East End's most popular villages is brimming with celebrities and shopping.
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Cooper’s Beach: Cooper’s has hit the top of numerous Best Beaches lists nationwide, and with good reason. This pristine shoreline is bustling with locals and has a café where you can order up breakfast and lunch while on the beach as well as plenty of pure white sand for building castles. You’ll have perfect models for your sand sculpting, too, with all the historic, celebrity-owned mansions along the opposite shore. 268 Meadow Lane, 287-3450
Must-Do of the Week
Tour the Hamptons the old-fashioned way—on a bike. Rent one for $14 for two hours at Rotations or check one out for the whole week, from $140 to $500 depending on the type of bike. Join the Cycling Club, or venture out on your own on the scenic Northwest Woods trail or Shelter Island. 32 Windmill Lane, Southampton, 283-2890; rotationsbicyclecenter.com
Meet Your Neighbors
Dan Abrams, Michael Bloomberg, Cornelia and Martin Bregman, Mel Brooks, Tory Burch, Steve Deluca, Rudy Giuliani, the Hiltons, Calvin Klein, Matt Lauer, Jennifer Miller, Rachael Ray, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Samantha Boardman Rosen and Aby Rosen, Kate Spade, Beth Ostrosky Stern and Howard Stern, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Vera Wang, Barbara Walters, Renée Zellweger
Did You Know...
With more than 55,000 residents, Southampton is the largest and most populous of the five East End towns of Suffolk County. That number swells to more than double in the summer.
Southampton golf courses have hosted several Walker Cups, a biannual golf tournament pitting the US against Great Britain and Ireland. The tournament is named after historic Southampton resident George Herbert Walker—who lent his name to a couple of US presidents, too.
Editors' Pick for Kids
Rosewood Farm’s Red Pony Camp: This fun and informative camp is the perfect activity for your budding rider. Now in its 13th season, the camp teaches kids the basics of horsemanship and riding through hands-on experience with ponies, including grooming contests and pony camp shows. 320 Majors Path, Southampton, 287-4775; rosewoodfarm-shrc.com