Tourism of The Hamptons. By: Danielle Milazzo. Where are the Hamptons?. Amagansett Bridgehampton East Hampton Hampton Bays Montauk The Quogues Sag Harbor Sagaponack Shelter Island Southhampton Wainscott Water Mills Westhampton Westhampton Beach.
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Tourism of The Hamptons By: Danielle Milazzo
Where are the Hamptons? • Amagansett • Bridgehampton • East Hampton • Hampton Bays • Montauk • The Quogues • Sag Harbor • Sagaponack • Shelter Island • Southhampton • Wainscott • Water Mills • Westhampton • Westhampton Beach
Most of the towns were formed in the mid to late 1600s by farmers and fisherman. 1870- Was the first time that travelers really rented rooms as they traveled eastward aboard the Long Island Rail Road from New York City. History of the Hamptons The Hamptons really became popular in the early 1900s by the social elite of the time.
Why are the Hamptons so well known? • The Hamptons is an area where many rich and famous choose to spend their summers amongst pristine beaches with great privacy.
Who goes or lives in the Hamptons? • Wealthy individuals and families • Celebrities • Middle and working class families
Famous Residents of The Hamptons • Jimmy Buffet • Sean Combs • Katie Couric • Tommy Hilfiger • Billy Joel • Calvin Klein • Ralph Lauren • Jerry Seinfeld • Steven Spielberg • Martha Stewart
Why are people attracted to the Hamptons? • Beaches • Shopping • Night Life • Landmarks • Vineyards • Events • Rent houses for after prom • Buy home or real estate • Antiquing
Beaches • Main Beach, East Hampton • Dunes, great waves and 4th of July fireworks • Famous visitors such as Seinfeld and Spielberg
Events • Hamptons International Film Festival • October 17-21, 2007 • 15th annual • celebrates Independent films • Allows a multitude of internation films and filmmakers to reach a new audience.
Events • Hampton Classic Horse Show • August 26th - September 2nd, 2007 • largest hunter/jumper show in the United States • 1,500 horses exhibiting • 60,000 spectators
CPI Dance Hall Hampton Bays Beach Bar College students and young professionals Hampton Bays Night Life
Vineyards • Sagpond Vineyards • Wine tasting • Sagaponack • Duck Walk Vineyards • Wine tasting • Wine Cellar • Southampton
Montauk • The Lighthouse • On the shores of the Atlantic
After Prom • It is not uncommon nowadays for high school students from Long Island to rent a house for a weekend and spend it partying with your friends.
Shopping • There are many upscale boutiques for clothing and home furnishings. • Art galleries • Antique shops
Homes and Real Estate • The highest priced homes in the Hamptons range from 1.2-1.85 million dollars.
It is easy to see why the rich and famous would want to and are able to afford to make the Hamptons an area of affluence and beauty, and an icon of American culture as they continue to go there.