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May 18, 2016 at 02:28 PM

A Long Weekend in Nantucket

Beach, Massachusettes, Nantucket, Sunset, Weekend Excursions from NYC

Last weekend, we took a long weekend trip to the Massachusetts island of Nantucket. Our friends Moki and Ragini rented a house, and invited us and friends Rajan and Anamika to eat, drink and sit by the pool.

This was our first visit to Nantucket. It reminds me a lot of the Hamptons, but a bit tonier. The island has done a remarkable job of preserving the old-world New England charm, keeping touristy sites and development in check. The weather was cool, but warm in the sun. It was perfectly relaxing for the four days we were there, and we're eager to return to spend more time doing even less. Maybe drinking more wine.

Sunset over Madaket Beach (click to enlarge)

Ragini and Jessica pose in front of the house. (click to enlarge)

The great room was pretty great (click to enlarge)

The view toward the coast. 50% of the island is conservation land such as this. (click to enlarge)

The harbor in Nantucket town. (click to enlarge)

The trees were still in bloom. (click to enlarge)

The shops in Nantucket town (click to enlarge)

Colonial architecture abounds. (click to enlarge)

Sunset over Madaket Beach (click to enlarge)




HOW WE GOT HERE

jetBlue: Non-stop 35 minute flight from JFK to Nantucket Airport: jetBlue Airlines

WHERE WE STAYED

Harbor Haven: An incredible, spacious home with 6 bedrooms, a pool and expansive views. Part of the Inspirato collection of vacation properties. Harbor Haven by Inspirato

WHERE WE DINED

b-ACK Yard BBQ: Passable but over-priced barbecue in a great waterfront location: b-ACK Yard BBQ
Dune: Modern, seafood-inspired American cuisine. Great bar and food. Dune
The Rose and Crown: We stopped for beers and snacks and this hit the spot. Afternoon lunch spots are hard to find wth limited hours, but the nachos were good. The Rose and Crown
The Grey Lady Nantucket: World-famous oysters and terrific food. There was a fight in the parking lot that added to the ambience: The Grey Lady
Cru: Popular seaside brunch & dinner spot. Again with the oysters: Cru
The Brant Point Grill: Steaks and seafood in the White Elephant hotel restaurant. I did not care for this place. The Brant Point Grill



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