Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Destination: Nantucket

The East coast is filled with quaint little towns that are perfect for long, summer weekends. Many famous summer hotspots can be reached within 2-3 hours from New York City, making them the perfect way to escape the city heat.

Located off the cape of Massachusetts, Nantucket is a summer retreat for the affluent in the Northeast. The tiny island's population peaks in the summer season, and is accessible for one of three public ferrys to the island. Nantucket is the quintessential seaside New England town with lighthouses and cobble stone streets dating back many years. 

The town is filled with beautiful homes, fine dinning, shopping, and great hotels. 

Where to Stay: The Wauwinet

The Wauwinet is a luxury inn located on the water with scenic superior accommodations, scenic views,  and beach access. The hotel offers a myriad of complimentary guest services such as kayaks and bicycles and has been cited by Vogue as the best place to "escape the city." Additionally, the in-house restaurant, Toppers, is rated one of the best on the island. Rooms appear to be starting from $775 in July. Wauwinet


Nantucket is filled with many boutiques carrying anything from sunglasses and jewelry to apparel and specialty items. Preppy favorites such as Jack Wills and Vineyard Vines can be found on the island as well as boutiques such as Haberdashery of New England which is home to classic linens, cashmeres, and cottons from Italy. 

Nantucket is definitely on my summer "want to visit" list. I have only heard great things about the island. For me, it appears to be the perfect melange of the relaxed, preppy northeast lifestyle and tradition. I can just picture people wearing nantucket reds riding bikes with baskets down small streets!

If you have traveled to Nantucket, I would love to hear your recommendations and thoughts! 

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1 comment:

  1. AH! I have always wanted to visit. I love small little towns like that.


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