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Dock in the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, USAThe Perfect Weekend Getaway

Ready to take a break from Boston? We're talking about the perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of "Beantown" to the serene, picturesque views of Nantucket.

Why Nantucket, you ask? Well, there's something magical about this little island. It's like stepping into a different world where time slows down, allowing you to truly unwind and rejuvenate. The contrast between Boston's skyscrapers and Nantucket's quaint cottages, cobblestone streets, and unspoiled beaches is stark, but it's this very difference that makes the journey all the more enticing.

Planning Your Perfect Getaway

Approximately 80 miles (1.5 hours) from Boston, a trip to Nantucket is a must for every Bostonian. Planning a trip to Nantucket is an adventure in itself. From deciding where to stay and eat to choosing which attractions to visit, every decision you make shapes your unique Nantucket experience -- one we promise will be unforgettable. 


Interior of hotel room Where to Stay on Nantucket

Whether you're looking for a luxurious resort or a cozy bed and breakfast, Nantucket has it all. The White Elephant Hotel offers waterfront luxury with stunning harbor views while the Union Street Inn provides a more intimate experience, showcasing the quintessential charm of Nantucket. Here are a few great options for where to stay that have been highly rated by visitors:

The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin

If you're looking for a unique experience, consider staying at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin. These waterfront cottages offer stunning views of the harbor, complete with all the comforts of home.

Greydon House

For a boutique hotel experience, check out Greydon House. Located in the heart of downtown Nantucket, this 20-room hotel blends modern luxury with historic charm. Its on-site restaurant is also a hit among guests.

Jared Coffin House

A stay at the Jared Coffin House takes you back in time. This historic inn, dating back to the 1840s, offers comfortable rooms and an authentic Nantucket experience. Plus, it's just steps away from the island's top shops and restaurants.

The Wauwinet

For those seeking luxury, The Wauwinet is a must. This seaside retreat offers stunning views, gourmet dining, and a host of amenities. Whether you want to relax on the private beach or explore the nearby wildlife refuge, The Wauwinet has you covered.

Nantucket Inn

If you're traveling with family, consider the Nantucket Inn. With its spacious rooms, outdoor pool, and complimentary shuttle service to the beach and downtown, it's a perfect choice for families.

Choose your lodging based on your preferences and make your stay in Nantucket as memorable as the island itself.



eafood Soup with Shrimp, Muscles, Clams, Fish, Fennel, Grilled Bread, and a Glass ofWineWhere to Eat on Nantucket

If you're a foodie, Nantucket will not disappoint. Top-rated restaurants like The Nautilus offer innovative dishes that are as much a visual treat as they are delicious. For seafood lovers, CRU is a must-visit, serving the freshest oysters and lobsters in town.


Sister Ship

One of TimeOut's top-rated restaurants on Nantucket, Sister Ship offers an impressive menu that's sure to satisfy your palate.

Galley Beach

Another highly recommended restaurant, Galley Beach allows you to enjoy your meal with a stunning view of the ocean.

Bar Yoshi & O Bar

If you're in the mood for some exquisite sushi, head over to Bar Yoshi & O Bar. This place is praised for its innovative dishes and lively atmosphere.


For those craving Italian, Fusaro's is the place to go. Located on Old South Road, this restaurant is known for its delicious pasta dishes and cozy ambiance.

Island Kitchen

Situated on Chin's Way, Island Kitchen is a popular spot among locals and tourists alike. With its diverse menu and friendly service, it's definitely worth a visit.

Millie's Restaurant

Millie's Restaurant offers a unique blend of Mexican and American cuisine. Whether you're in the mood for tacos or seafood, Millie's has got you covered.

The Beet

As featured in this article from Boston Magazine, The Beet is another must-visit eatery on Nantucket. With its focus on healthy and sustainable ingredients, it's perfect for those seeking a wholesome meal.


Lighthouse in Brant Point on Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

What to Do on Nantucket

With its diverse offerings, Nantucket promises an unforgettable escape. Start your day at the Whaling Museum to delve into the island's rich maritime history. For nature lovers, take a bike ride on the miles of scenic paths, or walk the trails at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy the sandy shores of Madaket Beach and Surfside Beach, or admire the iconic Brant Point Lighthouse and Great Point Light. Don't miss out on a visit to Cisco Brewers for local craft beers and spirits. For a leisurely stroll, head over to Old North Wharf and Old South Wharf with its quaint shops and eateries.

Fun Outdoor Activities

If you're an outdoor enthusiast, Nantucket offers plenty of options. From sailing and fishing to biking and bird watching, there's something for everyone. The island's pristine beaches are perfect for a lazy afternoon or a romantic sunset stroll.


Waterfront cabin on Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA The Charm of Nantucket Real Estate

Now, imagine if this perfect weekend getaway could be your everyday life. That's the magic of owning property in Nantucket. Whether it's your primary residence or a vacation home, Nantucket real estate is a worthwhile investment. The island's unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant community makes it a desirable place to live. Plus, with Jordan Real Estate, you're not just buying a home; you're becoming part of a close-knit community that values quality of life above all else.

Imagine waking up to the sound of waves, enjoying your morning coffee with a view of the harbor, or spending your evenings exploring the charming streets of downtown Nantucket. It's not just a dream – it's a lifestyle you can choose.

So, Bostonians, are you ready to swap your city skyscrapers for beachfront views? Are you ready to trade in your fast-paced life for tranquil, island living? If so, Nantucket is waiting for you. And at Jordan Real Estate, we're here to make your transition as seamless as possible. After all, isn't it time you started living your dream?

Stay tuned for more insider tips and guides on making the most of your Nantucket experience. Plan your trip, visit Nantucket, and contact Jordan Real Estate when you’re ready to make this wonderful place your forever home. 

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