Last weekend I ventured out to Greenport, Long Island, to visit friends at their rental house. This was my first time there, and after the weekend was over, I was hooked.
The drive out was so beautiful. I drove through farmlands and vineyards and passed every type of roadside stand you could imagine. There were moonshine stands, fruit stands, pie stands, oyster stands, farmers markets … you name it, they had it. I was able to catch the sunset before I got there, which was stunning.
When I got to their house, I was in awe. I had never seen so many fireflies in my life; it was magical. The house was within walking distance of all the shops, restaurants, the marina and the beach.
The following morning we went for breakfast at Crazy Beans, a 1950s-style diner with a separate menu just for lattes. After breakfast we browsed all the boutiques and vintage stores. Once we returned to the house, we packed a lunch and walked to the beach for the afternoon. We went to Anker, a seafood restaurant with an open rooftop overlooking the harbor, for dinner. We split mussels, oysters, swordfish and a steak. Everything was cooked perfectly, and the seafood tasted as if it had just been caught.
We spent Day Two at the beach, followed by a free concert in the park by the marina. I loved the hometown feel of Greenport. Everyone was so laid-back and friendly. I can’t wait to go back next year!
— Alaina Cagliostro, director of sales
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