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My Khinkali Journey, in Georgia


One day I was in the mountains of Georgia with my friends, it was a celebratory day, we had a fun time. We rode horses, saw beautiful landscapes and ate khinkali in a family restaurant. It was so big,... Read more

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  • What to eat
  • How to burn it off
  • Where to Stay

Aside from the calories (we hope) you’ll expend swimming, bodysurfing, and fighting ocean currents (watch those lifeguards!)—plus the aforementioned $10 morning yoga class at the East Deck Motel—here are some more ways to work off a few days of fried fish and beer.


Ditch your car for the weekend and rent a bike: You’ll still get everywhere you want to go within 20 minutes and you’ll avoid the hassle of beach parking. Rentals at Montauk Bike Shop (725A Montauk Hwy, map) from $35.99/day; ask the staff about their “secret” maps and routes.



The reward from exploring the quiet bush-bordered paths and rugged bluff-top trails of the 99-acre Shadmoor State Park (map; free) is jaw-dropping beach and ocean views. The park also includes two mysterious-looking, concrete WWII-era bunkers and freshwater wetlands.

Among the dense woods, surf fishing, and wildlife spotting of Montauk Point State Park (map; $8 per car) are nature trails with mesmerizing views of the Atlantic’s convergence with the Block Island Sound. Plus, there’s the historic and lovable Montauk Lighthouse, the state’s oldest.


Learn to surf or stand-up paddleboard—the sport that’s more recently taken over the Ditch Plains waters—with East End Surf (private lessons $125 for 1.5 hours); ladies interested in the full-body benefits of the latter should check out the Paddle Diva (group lessons from $75 per person).


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