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Travel Tips For Visiting the City


How do you get to Nantucket?
Located roughly thirty miles off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket is accessible by air and sea. Several major cities, New York, Boston, and Washington DC, offer season air travel to the island. Year round ferry service from Hyannis to Nantucket is provided by HyLine Cruises and the Steam Ship Authority. Seasonal ferry service from New York, New Bedford, and New Jersey is also offered via SeaStreak Ferry.
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What is the best time of year to visit Nantucket?
Summer beach vacations to Nantucket are popular among travelers from around the world, making this the busiest season on the island. The spring and fall months are generally quieter times of year, though most shops, restaurants, and attractions are open for business. Following the annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll (the first weekend in December) the island does slow down dramatically with many businesses closing for the months of January, February and March. The Cottages are open from early April through the end of October.
How do I get around on Nantucket?
Nantucket is a small island with many attractions within walking distance to the center of town. The Cottages provide complimentary bicycles to guests as well as a complimentary beach bus operating seasonally on a first come first served basis. The island of Nantucket offers a seasonal public transit system, as well bikes paths, car rentals, and taxi services. With many options for transportation on the island, traveling with a vehicle is not necessary. Parking is not available at The Cottages.