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Dec 5 Travel Essentials You Don’t Want to Leave Behind

It’s about that time. The holidays are getting closer and for many that means packing the family into the car and heading on a road trip to visit relatives or simply enjoy the holidays in a different setting. If that takes you east, Long Island’s East End specifically, well then you’ll need these five essentials to ensure that you have a wonderful and joyous holiday season.

1. Winter Gear

The East End, in the winter, is a wonderland of sorts especially when there is snow on the ground. Either way, make sure you have enough layers of clothing to stay warm. Hats, gloves, scarves and a good pair of boots. If you forget to bring something, you can stop by Tanger Outlets in Riverhead where you can find great deals on extra layers to stay warm.

2. Arrive with a Healthy Appetite and a Thirst for Vino

Long Island’s East End is home to a variety of restaurants as well as over 60 vineyards, local breweries and distilleries. It’s the perfect time sit by a warm fire and enjoy one of the North Fork’s award-winning, wine and spirits. Visit Bistro 72 in Riverhead for a contemporary culinary experience serving signature local fare.

3. Sunglasses

Winter time doesn’t mean you don’t have to shield your eyes from the sun. It may be cold, but the sun shines bright on the East End so packing sunglasses is essential. They also come in handy if you had a late night of wine tasting.

4. Desire to Shop

Make sure you leave room in the car for the shopping bags you’ll come back with. Tanger Outlets, located in Riverhead and right next to our property, offers shoppers an excellent opportunity to finish last minute shopping and get amazing deals. You can also purchase gift certificates for Bistro 72 or Hotel Indigo from our front desk. For every $100 you spend, you get a $25 gift certificate for yourself. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving.

5. Desire to check-out and check-in

One of the beauties of Long Island’s East End is that it allows you to get back to the simple  joys of life. Put the mobile devices away. Grab a bottle of wine and have a conversation with your loved ones. You won’t have to instantly share the moment, instead you can share the memories of a wonderful escape.If you’re ready to pack your bags and head to Long Island’s East End, then let Hotel Indigo be your destination for wonderful winter fun.


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