A Guide to Nantucket

I’m not sure if I’ve ever fallen in love with a place as quickly as I did Nantucket. This magical island is off the coast of Massachusetts, and feels like you’ve dropped back in time. David and I spent a magical long weekend there this past September, and are already planning a trip back. From the beautiful beaches, to the shingle covered buildings covered in roses, this is one of the most beautiful and romantic places I’ve visited. This guide to Nantucket will help you plan your perfect trip to the island!

When to go:

Peak season in Nantucket is between the months of June-August. If you’re looking for flowers in full bloom and sunny, warm days – July is your best (and most expensive) bet. We picked Labor Day weekend – while there wasn’t as many flowers blooming, we had warm weather, and significantly cheaper prices.

What to do:

-The Sconset Bluff Walk

-Sankaty Head Lighthouse

-Steps Beach

-Sconset Beach

-Barlett’s Farm

-Cisco Brewery

-Jettie’s Beach

-explore town

Where to eat:

-Walter’s Deli for lobster rolls.

-Born and Bread Nantucket for breakfast.

-167 Raw for fish tacos.

-Lemon Press for coffee and brunch.

-The Juice Bar for ice cream.

-Downy Flake for donuts.

-Sandwiches at Provisions

-Sandwiches at Something Natural

-Millies for Mexican food.

-Oath Pizza for pizza.

How to get there:

You can reach Nantucket by ferry or plane. With the island have temperamental weather, we don’t recommend flying. Taking the ferry is only an hour each way, and pulling up to Nantucket by boat is part of the fun.

Where to stay:

This island is one of the priciest places we’ve ever visited. With that in mind, we highly recommend staying at an Airbnb. Most hotels START at $1,000 per night. An Airbnb will still be expensive, but significantly less.