The Hamptons, famous for beautiful beaches and sizzling summers full of tourists and seasonal residents, has always been the East End’s paradise point. The name alone defines luxury living, with some of the world’s best beaches, magnificent mansions and countless celebrity residents. But, New York’s famous hotspot is apparently not that hot after all – according to a recent survey by Condé Nast Traveler this vacation getaway is one of the unfriendliness cities in America.
In Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Survey, vacationers ranked some of America’s most popular escapes in respect to friendliness and where they felt most welcomed. Collectively, the Hamptons ranked as the eighth unfriendliest city in America, achieving a score of 50.6 out of 100.
The “consensus” of the ranking concluded that the Hamptons are “incredible if you know someone and challenging if you don’t.” Travelers reported that the best time to hideout in the Hamptons is during the off-season when visitors can “get to know the natural environment and local artist communities, rather than the upscale summer crowd.”
It seems that voters blamed the apparent lack of Hamptons hospitality on the high influx of vacationers during the hot and hazy days of summer.
What do you think about the low rating? Was it deserved?