Why wait for summer to visit Long Island’s East End? Sag Harbor plays host to HarborFrost every February. The family-friendly festivities start with Culinary Stroll and the Frosty Plunge at Windmill Beach and end with a sunset firework display over the scenic harbor. In between, enjoy ice carving demos, live music, fire jugglers and more during this festive frolic.
Where to Stay:
Consider a weekend getaway when you book a stay at Baron’s Cove. Perfectly located near all the fun, it’s a cozy place to nest, with its blazing fireplace and year-round bar serving soothing hot toddies. The on-site restaurant is a destination in itself, featuring sustainable seafood prepared with panache. Old-fashioned delights, such as just-baked Parker House rolls with sweet butter, are in tune with the timeless vibe. Special packages offer complimentary meals for children age 12 and younger, so junior gourmets will be satisfied. Pets are welcome, so bring the four-legged members of the family. Winter rates start at $199 per night.
For an effortless car-free outing, ride the Hampton Jitney a few hours straight to the heart of the village.
Visit sagharborchamber.com for more info about the festivities.
Photo credit: Michael Heller/Courtesy Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Allison is a native New Yorker, who has lived in Rome, Tuscany, Melbourne, Toronto and Los Angeles. She frequently contributes travel pieces to Family Travel Forum, using her own children as guinea pigs as they travel the globe. She is fluent in Italian and Spanish and laughably adequate in French. Her background as an Early Childhood Educator gives her an added understanding of what it takes to travel with kids in tow. She firmly believes that the most important part of education takes place outside of the classroom, on the road, around the world. She never misses a chance to sample local delicacies, as her love for travel goes hand-in-hand with her love for food and wine. Follow Allison at @gourmetrav.