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Lunes, Disyembre 26, 2011

Spotlight On...Nantucket

Lunes, Disyembre 26, 2011
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Nantucket may very well be the definition of the ideal summer destination. The moment you arrive you can feel your pulse slow down as you adjust to the relaxed pace of island living. Watch the sunset at one of the spectacular beaches. Follow an active day of golf with a drink overlooking the harbor. Browse stylish boutiques through cobblestone streets. This idyllic island boasts some of the best restaurants in the world and dining on fresh seafood and lobster is de rigueur. Just be forewarned... a trip to Nantucket is more than a destination; one visit will make you a lifetime islander at heart.
Here are some Nantucket info and events:
Nantucket Race Week:
August 12 - 20 - Sailors from all along the East Coast will converge on Nantucket to enjoy a week of racing and fun in one of America's greatest sailing venues. The week culminates with the legendary Opera House Cup Regatta, among the great classic wooden sailboat regattas in the world. For more information visit http://www.nantucketraceweek.org
Charter Fishing:
Enjoy charter fishing aboard the "Just Do It Too". With 20 years experience, Captain Marc will put you on the Bass, Blues and Bonita off the beautiful shores of Nantucket Island on the 34' Custom Sport Fisherman "Just Do It Too". The "Just Do It Too" is the only Coast Guard Certified charter fishing vessel on Nantucket that will accommodate up to 16 passengers.
Slip #1013, Straight Wharf
(508) 228.7448
Miacomet Golf Course:
Nantucket's only 18 hole public golf course is challenging yet very playable, with multiple tees that allow both professionals and amateurs the opportunity to enjoy each hole.
12 West Miacomet Road
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 325.0333
Where to Stay:
Nantucket Island Resorts offers premier accommodation options.

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Miyerkules, Oktubre 26, 2011

Nantucket Island Massachusetts - A Hidden Treasure

Miyerkules, Oktubre 26, 2011
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Once the whaling capital of the world, Nantucket Island in Massachusetts is now a magnet for those seeking an escape to a vacation filled with natural beauty, scenic walks, pristine beaches, and a generous dose of history.

Nantucket can be reached by ferry from Woods Hole and Hyannis on Cape Cod or by a short plane ride from Boston and other New England airports. If you ferry leave your car on the mainland because you won't need it here.
Isolated and left alone for generations after the New England whaling industry collapsed and a great fire ravaged the town itself, it provided the perfect preservation environment for the island. Today it offers visitors interested in New England's architectural history, the largest collection of original pre-Civil War buildings in the country.
The island hub is Nantucket Town with its cobble streets, historic buildings, museums, restaurants, lodging, and picturesque harbor. You'll find mostly everything you need to enjoy this charming island in close proximity to the town harbor wharfs.
Nantucket Island is best experienced on foot or bike. The island is only 14 by 3.5 miles but has ten stunning beaches, seven bike paths, three historic lighthouses, a wildlife refuge, four superb golf courses, and miles of gentle hiking. But no theme parks, shopping malls, or large noisy crowds - you left those on the mainland.
Don't worry if you're not into long walks or spending hours in the saddle - you can still spread out your towel and visit the outlying beaches and other attractions. Buses and tours leave from Nantucket town on a daily basis, and you can even take a cruise out to Muskeget and Tuckernet Islands to see seals and birds, and experience a beach adventure.
Nantucket town is a little old fashioned and conservative in its tastes so while the atmosphere is warm and friendly make sure you pack suitable attire to visit restaurants and shops.
The Island's weather is temperate with ocean breezes providing free air-conditioning in the summer, and the Gulf Stream keeping winters mild and the ocean waters tolerable in beach season. Pack a sweater for the evenings in summer as like most New England coastal areas it can cool quickly.
Don't let the idyllic setting or relaxed island atmosphere fool you into thinking it doesn't cater for the sophisticated visitor as well as families with small children. A vast array of lodging and dining experiences await any traveler.
For a small island there are a lot of Bed and Breakfast places and these tend to be better deals than many of the hotels, expect to pay in the $150 - $250 per night range. The Anchor InnCenterboard Guest House, and Brant Point Inn continue to receive rave reviews each season. At the extreme expensive resort end - The Wauwinet will cost you over $700 per night but it's in a class of its own.
Dinning out should be an experience and fun, but many times it's a game of chance. So I tend to rely on the locals for the latest quality index rather than an out-of-date guide book. Having said that two ever popular places worth checking out are The Pearl for dinner and Black-Eyed Susan's for breakfast.
For families take a peek at Brotherhood of Thieves for dinner, and Something Natural to pick up a sandwich on your way to the beach.
Many visitors favorite time on the island is spring and fall, when everything is mostly open but you have much to yourself and the price is right.
If you're looking for a relaxing New England vacation surrounded by ocean, white sand in your shoes, great food, and a place close but far away, then make your reservations and pack your bags for Nantucket Island.

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