It’s just a quick ferry or flight from the mainland but once you are ‘on island’ you feel a million miles away. The air and landscape changes instantly call your senses to unplug and unwind. When the fog rolls in there is something quite mysterious and captivating. There’s plenty of charming inns and hotels. The White Elephant or the Wauwinet are spectacular. If you want rest and relaxation September is a great time to go, the crowds have left, but the sun and beauty remains.
If you go:
-Stopping into Something Natural for a sandwich to go. The turkey on Portuguese bread is hard to beat.
-Head to Step’s Beach for a few hours to decompress but any beach will do. They are all public.
-Stroll the quaint cobblestone streets in town. You won’t find one single traffic light to deal with. Perhaps try on a famous pair of Nantucket Red’s. There’s Lilly and Ralph if you want mainstream but lots of small stores with unique offerings.
-Drive to Sconset and enjoy an incredible view on the way. The small eastern village has some old homes that bring you back to whaling times. Make sure you take a walk to Sankaty light house.
-Get out to sea. For members of Barton & Grey Mariners club, jumping on a Hinckley for a day cruise is a perfect excursion.
Enjoy a sunset at Galley Beach and head to the The Pear for dinner. Owner’s Angela and Seth will always make you feel like a VIP. Order the lobster, don’t just take my word for it.
-Sleep on “the rock” like a rock star.