In 2020, flocks of urbanites filled season-long Airbnb rentals or finally committed to second homes. Meanwhile, flights to Aspen or the Caribbean were traded in for safer trips by car. The result? A Catskill tourism boom unlike any other.
This barrier island that tails off Jones Beach, Fire Island, and the Hamptons is home to a thriving, diverse food scene, plus vibrant arts, skate, and surf cultures. Access is free, the surf is real, you don’t need a car, and the beach and boardwalk go for miles.