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Nantucket Travel Guide

Courtesy of Nantucket Island Resorts

"There once was a man from Nantucket…" Go ahead, finish the rest of the limerick in your head, and then get that giggle out of your system. Because despite being maligned with rhyming obscenities -- many of which you can find printed on souvenirs around town -- Nantucket is better known as a refined vacation destination. And it's becoming more posh by the year. Located about 30 miles south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, this tiny island ... continue» Read More

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When to Visit Nantucket

The best time to visit Nantucket is during the shoulder months of March, April, September and October. You'll find the island pleasantly free of tourist hordes, and prices are more manageable, too. From Memorial Day to Labor Day hotel rooms and those yummy seafood dinners cost big bucks, to capitalize on the throngs of deep-pocketed tourists. And from November to February, the temperatures are too cold for most -- lows average between 25 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters aren't a total bust: There are a handful of nice holiday festivals and the island's seasonal establishments typically don't shut down until after Christmas.

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