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Here’s what it’s like to spend July 4th in the most expensive vacation town in America

By Tanza Loudenback

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Don’t forget the Rosé.Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine

Good company, delicious food, and plenty of sunshine: That’s the winning formula for any summer vacation.

But in certain corners of the country, the summer soirées seem a bit more extravagant.

We turned to Instagram to find out how the most expensive vacation town in America — Southampton, New York — is celebrating this 4th of July.

The occasion is filled with pool parties, fancy backyard dinners, and beautiful views.

Scroll through the photos below to see for yourself:

Southampton, New York, is located on the East End of Long Island in the Hamptons.

At least 5% of the homes in Southampton are occupied seasonally, and it doesn’t come cheap. The median listing price for a home in the area is $1,950,000, making it the most expensive vacation town in America, according to Trulia.

The seaside town is a hotspot for travelers during the summer, especially for those looking to escape New York City for a long weekend.

Relaxing poolside is a popular activity.

A post shared by aka cookie (@brookekorine) on Jul 3, 2017 at 9:21am PDT

Impressive homes aren’t the only display of wealth in Southampton.

A post shared by Christopher Broich (@abroich22) on Jul 2, 2017 at 6:24pm PDT

There’s no shortage of themed parties and soirées.

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Many of the backyard parties are catered — some even have bars on wheels.

A post shared by Corey Reese (@cocoreese) on Jul 2, 2017 at 6:33am PDT

It’s not uncommon to spend the weekend in a house with dozens of your closest friends.

A post shared by Brandon Hoffman (@djbhoff) on Jul 2, 2017 at 4:54pm PDT

Even though it’s a beach town, you’re still expected to dress your best.

A post shared by METALSKIN NYC (@metalskin_newyork) on Jul 2, 2017 at 6:30pm PDT

It wouldn’t be summer in the Hamptons without a bottle of Rosé and a beautiful view to go with it.

A post shared by Sidra Smith (@sidrasmithofficial) on Jul 2, 2017 at 10:44am PDT

There’s plenty of the finest shellfish on hand.

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Plus delicious — and photogenic — desserts.

A post shared by Outta Conetrol (@outtaconetrol) on Jul 2, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT

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