The Roundup

Take a Mini Break: A Quick Hit List for Nantucket, Massachusetts

by Berit Baugher
Summer bounty. Photo: Courtesy of Bartlett's Farm Kitchen

NANTUCKET, Massachusetts – Somewhere between the flowering hydrangea bushes and a few sunset G&Ts, you fell in love with the Grey Lady, and all she has to offer.

 76 Main

STAY

76 Main
76 Main St., Nantucket; +1-508-228-2533
It's a newly opened boutique hotel in the heart of downtown. Cozy touches like homemade Oreos and cocktails in the courtyard make you feel like you're bunking at your stylish friend's island getaway.

SHOP

Nantucket Natural Oils
12 Straight Wharf, Nantucket; +1-800-223-8660
Mix and match natural oils to create your ultimate fragrance, or go with Ack, an island classic combining freesia, muguet, subtle musk, and fruit notes.

Nantucket Shark Divers

SWIM

Nantucket Shark Divers
Nantucket; +1-305-395-9140
Swim on the wild side with an up-close-and-personal shark encounter. Free dive or get in the cage for a peek at the blues, makos, great whites, and basking sharks circling the island’s perimeter.

JAM

The Chicken Box
16 Dave Street, Nantucket; +1-508-228-9717
Locals and visitors mix and mingle while live bands jam at this island institution. Frequent visitor Jimmy Buffett is known to take the stage on occasion, so make sure to wear your dancing shoes.

DRINK

The Beachside Bistro at the Summer House
17 Ocean Ave., Siasconset; +1-508-257-4542
Spend a lazy afternoon sunning yourself in the plush chairs lining the hotel pool, or cozy up with a blanket, pre-dinner cocktails, and the island's best ocean views.

Something Natural

SNACK

Bartlett's Farm Kitchen
33 Bartlett Farm Rd., Nantucket; +1-508-228-9403
The island's oldest and biggest family-owned farm has a beautiful greenhouse and fresh farm-made foods ready for take out.

Something Natural
50 Cliff Road, Nantucket; +1-508-228-0504
Sandwich fillings are piled high on fresh-baked Portuguese bread. Don't forget to pick up a few of the town's best chocolate chip cookies.

Provisions
3 Harbor Square, Nantucket; +1-508-228-3258
Specialty sandwiches are made with fresh ingredients. The Turkey Terrific (smoked turkey, stuffing, cranberry, and mayo) is a classic.

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Inset Photos (from top left): Courtesty of 76 Main; courtesy of Nantucket Shark Divers.