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Nantucket on a Budget

Buff Strickland The Old North Wharf in Nantucket

Photo: Buff Strickland

Nantucket isn't just for preppies with deep pockets. To enjoy this classic getaway, all you need is a pair of wheels and a sense of adventure.

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Destinations: Nantucket · Nantucket Town · Wauwinet

Inspired by: Affordable Nantucket — by Kari Molvar, Published Mar. 2007

Hotels (2)

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    Sherburne Inn

    This eight-room bed and breakfast’s moniker comes from the town of Nantucket’s original name: “Sherburne” or “Sherborn.” Built in 1835 to house off

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    The Wauwinet

    Nantucket’s grandest luxury hotel is also one of the most private and remote on the island, set along a stunning stretch of northeastern coast. The

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Restaurants (6)

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    Straight Wharf Restaurant

    Straight Wharf is Nantucket's answer to Chez Panisse. Amanda Lydon and Gabriel Frasca prepare playful takes on summer staples, such as a "deconstru

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    Nantucket Lobster Trap

    The heart of New England cuisine is seafood, and this restaurant keeps the lobsters alive in their multiple hundred-gallon tanks until they’re orde

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    Juice Bar

    In the warmer months, the smell of baking cones wafts from this ice cream shop near Steamship Wharf and often encourages a hearty line out the fron

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    Even Keel Café

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    Black-Eyed Susan's

    Appearances are deceiving at this downtown spot; the wood walls, square tables, and cramped dining area look more like interior of a diner than a c

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    The Pearl

    One of three Nantucket restaurants operated by Seth and Angela Raynor, this cool, modern space focuses on coastal fare with an Asian twist. White a

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Activities (7)

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    The Hub

    This downtown newsstand has been a popular spot in Nantucket for many years. Although mainly a place to pick up a newspaper (mailboxes inside were

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    Endeavor Sailing Tours

    Between May and October, visitors to Nantucket can get a glimpse of the island as it was meant to be seen: from the water, and under sail. Captain

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    Nantucket Wine & Spirits

    A family-operated business, Nantucket Wine & Spirits specializes in helping customers find just the right spirit for whatever the occasion. The own

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    Nantucket Gourmet

    “Cook with passion” is the motto of Jonathan Stone, who runs this downtown cooking shop with his wife Patty. From pots and pans to food-related gif

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    Gypsy

    A fashion boutique fit for the streets of Los Angeles or New York City, Gypsy was founded by stylist Paola Gonfrade in 2003 to offer shoppers more

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    L'Ile de France

    Drop by this downtown Nantucket shop to see why it calls itself “The French General Store.” Since 1996, L'Ile de France has been importing directly

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    Young's Bicycle Shop

    The best way to beach-hop during the days in on the 26 miles of bike paths that trace Nantucket's shores. Young's Bicycle Shop is the time-honored

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Similar Trips (2)

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  • Traditional Trip to Nantucket

    Nantucket Town, Wauwinet, Siasconset

    On this tradition-rich Massachusetts island, old meets new— from classic hotels to just-opened restaurants. Given Nantucket’s respect for tradition, it’s hardly a surprise that even the latest deve

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  • Secret Cape Cod Beaches

    Chatham, Wauwinet, The South Shore

    You'll need to negotiate a maze of dirt roads to find Ladies Beach, on Nantucket; exploring Chatham's North Beach, requires a boat trip.

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