North Fork, Long Island Getaway

October 21, 2015

North Fork Getaway | The City and Us

Hello!! How have you guys been? I feel like I’ve been neglecting the blog for weeks, and I’m looking forward to getting back to posting daily. Sunday night, Dan and I got back from a weekend getaway in Greenport, New York, a small beach town on the North Fork of Long Island. Here are a few photos, if you’d like to see…

North Fork Getaway | The City and Us

The Long Island Rail Road makes it super easy to travel from Manhattan and Brooklyn to small beach towns on Long Island. So, last Friday afternoon, we rode the train to the last stop on the North Fork: Greenport, NY.

North Fork Getaway | The City and Us

We stayed at the Greenporter Hotel, which is conveniently located a few blocks from the train stop and only a five minute walk to all the cute coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants in Greenport. The Greenporter is a good budget-friendly option, but next time we’ll try to book an Airbnb in advance.

North Fork Getaway | The City and Us

First and South was our favorite restaurant in town–we went twice! The first time we went for Bloody Mary’s and mimosas–both excellent–and the second time was to try their Really Good Burger–also excellent (and large enough to split between two people).

We had margaritas and nachos at Lucharitos, a taqueria and tequila bar, on Main Street. I wasn’t expecting to find Mexican food on the North Fork, so this place was a pleasant surprise. The service at the bar was some of the best service I’ve ever experienced, and the margaritas were delicious. I had the Strawberry Margarita and the Classic Margarita and would recommend either.

We also tried Cladio’s, a seafood restaurant, and Coronet, a casual breakfast and lunch spot. Two good options as well. Although we didn’t have time to check them out, Bruce & Son’s Cheese EmporiumScrimshaw, and Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill were high on lists of recommendations.

North Fork Getaway | The City and Us

North Fork Getaway | The City and Us

North Fork Getaway | The City and Us

Most of the shops and restaurants line one of two streets in town, so we walked everywhere. We explored side streets and walked along the edge of the water and found tiny private beaches. Halloween and Fall decor were in abundance.

North Fork Getaway | The City and Us

North Fork Getaway | The City and Us

North Fork Getaway | The City and Us

Saturday afternoon, we walked to the Kontokosta Winery, a beautiful 62-acre winery with over a quarter mile of Long Island Sound waterfront (it’s gorgeous!). We split a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, which was savory and delicious. On warm days, a bar is open on the bluff and guests can enjoy drinks and snacks overlooking the Sound, but sadly, it was too windy the day we visited (as you can see from our crazy wind hair).

As an aside, there were flurries on Sunday afternoon while we waited for the train back to Brooklyn. Sigh. Did we skip Fall?

Anyway, hope you’re all having a good week. See you back here tomorrow! : ) xoxo

 

PS. Another fun weekend getaway.

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