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