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Historic town, plenty of beaches, comfortable weather
Crowded and expensive in high season
In a nutshell
Worth a visit once to say you've been.
Nantucket is the place to get fresh seafood. People fish here, and that fish is about as fresh as you can get. It's cheaper and just as good to do it yourself if at all possible.
Favorite Dish: I whipped up some fresh mussels in a wine and garlic broth, my oh my, was that tasty.
Written Feb 26, 2005
Locals and visitors alike make their way to the bean all year long for the Best of the Cape and Islands (Cape Cod Magazine) Coffee Shop. Nantucket Coffee Roasters showcases world class specialty coffee at the bean on 29 Centre St. There are few places on the east coast who take coffee as seriously as the bean. Pay ommage!
Written Oct 29, 2006
Phone: 508 228 6215
Seconds after pulling in on a patch of dirt to park for the ferry, someone will appear asking for $15 to park for the day. A cab might be cheaper. In any case no one warned us about this "expense."
Fun Alternatives: Take a cab
Written Jun 18, 2003
Favorite thing: Rosa rugosa, which thrives in the sandy soil and sea air, is everywhere on the island. In the fall the plants are covered with fat red hips, which can be made into a delightful jelly.
Written Aug 25, 2002