Über einen Tagesausflug nach Montauk haben wir auch schon nachgedacht, mal sehen, ob sich das machen lässt. Da wäre es wahrscheinlich sinnvoller, wenn man über Nacht bleibt, oder?
You can do it in one day, but it would be a long day and you'd be more comfortable staying overnight.
"The Hamptons" is a resort area extending 50 miles (80 km) from Westhampton to Montauk Point, containing the towns of Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, Southampton, Wainscott, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk. If you're driving to the Hamptons, East Hampton is a good destinations, and you might also drive out to Montauk point.
I have a weekend house in East Hampton and drive there regularly. East Hampton is about 100 miles (160 km) from New York City, and it will take you about 2.5-3.5 hours from New York, depending on where you're starting from, and the traffic. To drive to Montauk is another 45 minutes from East Hampton.
There are wineries in the Bridgehampton/East Hampton area - see this map - http://www.liwines.com/?page_id=14
. As you can see from the map, obviously the North Fork has more, and if you're particularly interested in wineries, you'd go there rather than South Fork.
East Hampton is pretty.
The Hamptons are a summer resort area. Quite crowded during the summer. In September the crowds are much less, and you'll still have a summer feeling.
The beaches are big and white and beautiful - though you should find out about the parking in advance, because most beaches require permits, and not all beaches allow visitor parking. One that does is East Hampton Main Beach. http://www.easthamptonvillage.org/beaches.htm
. (Possibly in September they will stop enforcing the parking regulations and you'll be able to park freely. Call the East Hampton Village and ask.)
East Hampton and Montauk are far enough from New York that you ought to stay overnight. It's an expensive area, particularly East Hampton, so you might have to look around to find a good place. Check Tripadvisor, maybe. Places in Montauk are probably less expensive, but the town is much less pretty than East Hampton. It's fun to go all the way to the lighthouse at the eastern tip of Montauk.
In Montauk there's a fish restaurant that my husband and I always go to at least once a season - we sit on the patio with a drink and watch the boats go into the harbor, then go in and eat a big lobster (Hummer) or other local fish. Gosman's Dock Restaurant. It's not "fine dining", but it's a nice experience.http://www.gosmans.com/restaurant.htmlhttp://www.zagat.com/r/gosmans-restaurant-montauk
On the main highway between Amagansett and Montauk is a casual, fun place called Lobster Roll - http://www.zagat.com/r/lobster-roll-napeague
. The sign outside says LUNCH. http://www.zagat.com/r/lobster-roll-napeaguehttp://www.lobsterroll.com/
Another casual place in this area is the Clam Bar. https://www.google.com/search?q=lunch+joints+...
When you drive from Amagansett to Montauk, consider driving north of the highway, which is a pretty area. You'll come to some interesting harbors and bays. Just east of Amagansett, not far beyond the railroad station, bend left onto Cranberry Hole Road, then continue to Lazy Point Road and possibly Crassan Boulevard, which end at Napeague Bay. Then you'll have to get back to the Montauk Highway (the main east-west road) to get to the lunch restaurants, which are on Montauk Highway.
The Hamptons area is informally divided into "north of the highway" and "south of the highway", the highway being the Montauk Highway, the main east-west road which runs through all the towns. Be sure to explore the area south of the highway, because that's where the rich people live and everything is big and well-tended. In East Hampton itself, explore the area south of the village (take any right turn once you pass Town Pond) and you'll be in a beautiful estate area. A little further west, near Main Beach and west, is more of the old estates.
East Hampton is where the artist Jackson Pollock lived. His house has been turned into a museum, about five miles north of town. http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse/
When you drive east from East Hampton to Amagansett, the next town, turn right on Egypt Lane, then left on Further Lane, and you'll again drive through a nice "south of the highway" area.
The Southampton area is also nice, but I don't know it well and can't say much about it.
Here are a couple of guidebooks - http://www.fodors.com/search/results.html?sea...http://www.frommers.com/destinations/thehamptons
Also, Tripadvisor will give you some tips.
Good luck. I hope you enjoy your trip. (You're welcome to send me a private message (Mitteilung) via LEO, though I'm not sure that I can respond if your Nick is not set up to allow it.)