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Exploring Nantucket

N.E. summer guide

N.E. summer guide

Find sunny beaches, wild rides, and local hot spots.
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Discover Nantucket

Discover Nantucket

The island's population balloons from about 4,000 to almost 40,000 in the summer. See what makes it so popular.
Cheap and chic

Cheap and chic

From low-budget hostels to lavish seafood meals, Nantucket offers the best of both worlds.
A shift between now and then

A shift between now and then

For a first-time visitor and his young family, nostalgic idea and modern reality emerge through the fog as the pace slows.

A perfect day trip to Nantucket

8:15 a.m. Board a high-speed ferry in Hyannis.
9:30 Get fresh-squeezed concoctions and treats from The Juice Bar.
10 Take a walking tour with the Nantucket Historical Association.
11:45 Learn the island’s rich history at the Nantucket Whaling Museum.
1:15 p.m. Split an oversized sandwich from Provisions with your companion.
2 Take an island driving tour with Nantucket Island Tours.
3:15 Shop and stroll along cobblestone streets; pop into the Atheneum.
6:15 Enjoy regional cuisine at American Seasons, Oran Mor, or the Boarding House.
8:40 Take the last high-speed ferry back to Hyannis.
Itinerary courtesy of ‘‘Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket: An Explorer’s Guide,’’ by Kim Grant (The Countryman Press).

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