There's perhaps no better defining moment marking the change of seasons than when Northeasterners start to talk about the beach. It's then when one knows that gray skies, snowy days and dark mornings are a thing of the past if only for a few months' time, and it's indeed time for sun & fun. But you're all grown up now, gone are the days of the shared shore houses, the week-long rentals in a bungalow the size of your living room.

You're past all that- what to do?

Easy...step it up a notch and check out a pre season spring getaway famed Montauk Yacht Club Resort, the most fabulous escape in the Hamptons. This resort is a landmark, with a long list of alum by the names of Vanderbilt & Astor, even Frankel (yes, Bethenny! OMG!).

Today, fresh off of a $6 million revitalization, it looks amazing. Guest rooms are thoughtfully done up in a relaxed, chic nautical New England style decor, with an array of modern gadgets and amenities. And for those seeking a bit more space and privacy, the bungalows and villas are ideal.

It's got everything you could ever want in an exlcusive local summer hideaway- tennis, fitness center, private beach, 2 pools, a marina, watersports and of course no resort of this calibre could be complete without a spa. SPA MYC on property is not to be missed, and their customizable treatment programs are just what you need after a long day of lounging, fishing, reading, or doing whatever makes you happy. And the dining...incredible.

The best part is that it's easily accessible- a few hours by car from most points in the tri-state area, a simple train or Jitney ride for New Yorkers, or just a short hop from New England making this an even more attractive jaunt. You'll find the midweek days much more subdued than the weekends so consider a stay during the week. Take a few days off, you deserve it and saying "I'm heading out to the Hamptons" just never gets old.

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