Doesn’t it seem like this summer slipped by too fast? For the last day of summer, I’m sharing pictures of Nantucket town eye candy and a few of our favorite spots around the island.
We love so many places, but here are our top 5:
Black-Eyed Susan’s – We eat here multiple times on every trip. BYOB and cash only the staff really focus on the laid back but excellent food. I always order their marvelous blueberry pancakes when we visit for breakfast. Try to go early, as there’s often a 1-2 hour wait if you arrive after 9:30AM.
Cru – Order a bloody mary and lobster roll at this elegantly nautical dock-side restaurant overlooking the berths of Nantucket’s super yachts.
Fog Island Cafe – A homey diner-style breakfast and lunch spot, with a good mix of locals and tourists. Solid and inexpensive food.
Nantucket Juice Bar – Misleading since this is THE ice cream shop in town, I deeply appreciate that their waffle cones are still slightly warm from the iron and they serve peppermint – my favorite flavor – year round.
Cisco Brewers – With a winery, distillery, and brewery all in one location and regular live-performances you can’t go wrong here.
I first fell in love with Nantucket while visiting a college professor and his family while still an undergrad. If you don’t have a friend on the island I have several recommendations for you…
Stay on a boat – We did this through Airbnb for Labor Day two years ago and had a blast. We rented one berth on a Catamaran moored near Monomoy and used the harbour launch to get to and from our boat ($5 per person each way). Our kind host took us sailing to Great Point Lighthouse one evening and it was unforgettable!
Le Languedoc Inn and Restaurant – A sweet bed and breakfast on Broad street right in the center of town. We stayed here on our most recent trip and it was only $155/night – the most affordable option around!
The Nantucket Hotel and Resort – The most luxurious option on this list, we stayed at the Nantucket Hotel a few years ago and loved it’s nautical charm. The rooms are beautifully decorated with all the trimmings, and their massive porch lined with adirondack chairs is the perfect place to read the morning paper and sip a glass of wine alike.
Bike out to ‘Sconset then wander through Nantucket’s best backyards via the Sconset Bluff Walk.
Stop by Peter Beaton Studio for their iconic straw hats customized with beautiful ribbons.
Shop the largest collection of blue and white porcelain under one roof at Lynda Willauer Antiques.
Learn needlepoint with a class and lots of inspiring patterns for belts, pillows and more at Erica Wilson.
Watch 4th of July fireworks from Step’s Beach.
Until next summer, Nantucket!