Topic: Massachusetts

Weekend or More in Nantucket

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For one long weekend each May, Nantucket becomes a mecca for thousands of wine aficionados thirsty for knowledge. They come from all over the world because the Nantucket Wine Festival combines solid wine information, access to the world’s greatest wines (and winemakers), and food to match. Even if you can’t make the festival, come for a weekend or a week and enjoy the island.

How to Get There
High-speed passenger ferries and larger car ferries leave regularly from Hyannis, on Cape Cod. Flight service is available from Boston or Hyannis.

Hy-Line Cruises
800-492-8082 (passenger ferry)
hy-linecruises.com

The Steamship Authority
508-495-3278 (passenger ferry)
508-477-8600 (car ferry)
steamshipauthority.com

Cape Air
800-352-0714
flycapeair.com

Island Airlines
800-248-7779, 508-228-7575
nantucket.net/trans/islandair

Nantucket Airlines
800-635-8787

Where to Stay

Brant Point Inn
6 North Beach St.
508-228-5442

Harbor House Village
South Beach St.
866-325-9300, 508-228-1500

Jared Coffin House
29 Broad St.
800-248-2405, 508-228-2400

The Wauwinet
120 Wauwinet Rd.
800-426-8718, 508-228-0145

White Elephant
50 Easton St.
800-445-6574, 508-228-2500

Where to Eat

Note: Most restaurants are closed from January to May. Call during the off-season.

Black-Eyed Susan’s
10 India St.
Dinners are divine, but it’s the breakfasts that soar.
508-325-0308.

The Boarding House and The Pearl
12 Federal St.
All roads lead here, and at some point, everyone ends up on the patio. The Boarding House serves a Mediterranean menu and serious cocktails upstairs.
508-228-9622
Next door, its sister restaurant is a sexy and sophisticated experience that looks to Asia for inspiration.
508-228-9701
boardinghouse-pearl.com

Brotherhood of Thieves
23 Broad St.
An excellent reminder of just how good a well-made burger and beer can be (more serious cuisine is also offered).
508-228-255
brotherhoodofthieves.com

Company of the Cauldron
5 India St.
The seasonally focused dishes are always inspired.
508-228-4016
companyofthecauldron.com

Sfoglia
130 Pleasant St.
The handcrafted pastas are extraordinary, but the bread alone is worth the ferry ride.
508-325-4500
sfogliarestaurant.com

Where to Shop
“Thirty pounds… and two Beaver hats, one for myself and one for my wife” is the price Nantucket settlers paid for the island in 1659. While beaver hats may be hard to track down this summer, there’s plenty of great shopping in which to partake.

Eye of the Needle
14 Federal St.
Just the place to snag a one-of-a-kind accessory or the summer outfit that becomes your “uniform.”
877-228-1934, 508-228-1923.

Murray’s Toggery Shop
62 Main St.
One-stop shopping for traditional dressers and the place to snag your Nantucket Reds.
800-368-2134, 508-228-0437
nantucketreds.com

Trillium
17 Center St.
Understated (and expensive) elegance for your home.
508-228-4450.

Vis-A-Vis
34 Main St.
From shoes to jewelry to the hottest jeans, there’s always something here you didn’t know you needed.
888-228-5527
visavisnantucket.com

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