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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. For a calendar of events on Nantucket click here. Jared Coffin House is open to guests year round.

Are there dining options at Jared Coffin House?

Jared Coffin House is home to Nantucket Prime restaurant, which is open seasonally from May-October. Complimentary coffee and pastries are served in the hotel's library each morning. With our location in the heart of Nantucket town, there are many excellent dining options within short walking distance to the hotel. Additionally we recommend dining at our sister hotel properties' restaurants, Brant Point Grill and TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet.

How do I get around on Nantucket?

Nantucket is a small island with many attractions within walking distance to the center of town. The island 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.

What kind of activities are popular on Nantucket?

Nantucket offers a little something for everyone. Experience the dining and shopping scene of Nantucket town, with unique shops and galleries and world class restaurants.

Anglers and boaters will enjoy unforgettable fishing and boating experiences in the waters off Nantucket. There are numerous charter boats available for both sport-fishing and leisure cruises.

Explore Nantucket's rich history as an early American whaling town with a visits to the Nantucket Whaling Museum, among other notable historic sites, many of which are in short walking distance from Jared Coffin House.

Cisco Brewery, located approximately four miles from the center of town, is a popular spot for tastings of craft beer and spirits while enjoying live music in the beer garden and chatting with visitors and locals.