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Road Tripping’ In Montauk + Video

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Remember I said that since school started, weekends have been occupied with soccer games and birthday parties, keeping us on NYC lockdown? Well, as much as I love living here, there’s nothing like escaping it all from time to time. I’m all for weekend or one day getaways for a change of scenery. Last weekend, my sister and I took the kids to Montauk, which was pretty awesome, because I can’t remember the last time my little sis and I got away together.

If you leave at the right time, you can make it out to Montauk in 2.5 hours, but I guess we hit Friday rush hour, and we spent three hours in the car, after school let out. I considered making the drive on Saturday morning, but it was so nice to wake up to the ocean, in the morning, and since it was off season, we had the beach to ourselves.

Most shops and restaurants were shut down for the season, but the one thing open year round that my kids look forward to is the Montauk Lighthouse. Literally at the tip of Long Island, you feel like you are at the end of the earth! The view of the buffs are incredible, now that Gemmie is older, it’s the first time that all three had made the climb to the top!

After our tour through the Lighthouse museum and trip to the top, the kids blew off some steam at the playground near the parking lot.

We have a car in the city, and use it more than ever now that we drive the kids to school every morning; but this weekend we test drove the Lexus LX 570. What a change from our truck! On typical road trips, our truck is packed to the gills with tons of bags and backpacks, and our two little dogs. The Lexus LX 570 offered plenty of room for our family of five, with enough room for each kid to spread out. In fact, it can seat up to eight, and even tow a trailer. And the duo tv’s were perfect for our bumper to bumper drive out east. Ryder relaxed way back in the third row.

Features: The LX 570 comes with four-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, wood trim, 10-way power-adjustable heated front seats, driver memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 50/50-split power-folding third-row seat, manual second-row window sunshades and a 120-volt household-style power outlet in the cargo bay

I don’t think we’ve stayed anywhere other than Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa while in Montauk. The resort is massive, and our two bedroom suite was situated just next to the residences, so it felt like its own condo development.

The two bedroom ocean view suite offered stunning views of the beach. The room is ideal for large families, offering two king beds and a queen pullout sofa. It had some other cool amenities like a terrace overlooking the ocean, wet bar, and a Nespresso coffee machine.

For real, nothing quite compares to the beach at Gurneys Montauk. The views of the ocean are the some of my favorite. And for the first time ever, we found four sand dollars on the beach! Never in my life have I found them on any beach that I’ve traveled to!

The salt air and a little escape from the city was just what we needed to reset for another busy week ahead. We ate our weight in lobster rolls at Gurney’s Tillies restaurant and swam in their indoor saltwater pool. My sister and I had the best time together, and the kids loved having their Auntie Mandy around. We definitely can’t let this much time go by taking a trip together. Maybe next time, it can be without the kids and then maybe we could make use of Gurney’s spa!

Here’s a video recap of our trip, and I have to say this might be my most favorite video yet!

Big thank you to Lexus and Gurney’s for making our weekend so special!


  • This post was originally posted October 2017

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23 thoughts on “Road Tripping’ In Montauk + Video”

  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    What an absolutely gorgeous place! I would love to take the kids to Montauk. It’s so incredibly beautiful, and I think we’d have such a great time enjoying each other and a slower pace.

  2. Montauk is one of the prettiest places in the north east. My family goes there whenever we can. It’s a great change of pace.

  3. Raod tripping in Montauk looks like a fabulous time. I love the beautiful photos and captures of this amazing family road trip time! Glad you enjoyed yourselves.

  4. A weekend getaway like this is perfect especially after a stressful week! It looks like you all had an amazing time during your stay there!

  5. This looks like such an amazing trip! I have never been to Montauk. I absolutely love this car! It has so much room and great features! I have been looking for a new car since I had my 2nd baby, and I need to test drive this. It sounds like it would be great for us.

  6. The Lexus looks amazing but that destination! You’ve convinced me that I need to visit Montauk. Until now, I’m not sure I’ve even heard of it. The only time I’ve ever found whole sand dollars is on a beach in Oregon. They are one of my prized possessions.

  7. It’s good to take a break, especially with the people that you love! I don’t think I’ve visited Montauk during Fall before! That’s definitely a great idea! Looks like you had loads of fun!

  8. Looks that you had an awesome weekend with your family and that place was really looks relaxing. I love to have a vacation like yours.

  9. The roadtrip in that Lexus is amazing. I am actually going on a Thanksgiving Roadtrip next week to Jekyll Island in a Lexus!

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