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Travel: Nantucket is a Peaceful Island Escape - Features & Columns - AllMediaNY
When thinking about summer vacations, many people imagine southern beaches and tropical paradises. The first thought when traveling is to go towards the warmer parts of the world, not to New England with its chilly waters and colonial landscapes. Perhaps that’s what gives Nantucket, Mass., its exclusive-feeling charm.
Located off the coast of Cape Cod right next to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket may only really be known for its perfect ability to fit into a limerick, but the island is no joke. While it is a popular summer vacation spot, Nantucket still feels somewhat undiscovered—how many New York City people do you know boasting about their Nantucket vacations? Truth is, the island is more laid back than the Hamptons or neighboring Martha’s Vineyard, which is why it has a greater appeal.
Very few vacation spots keep their friendly attitude through the summer. Nantucket residents aren’t afraid to say “good morning” while walking down the street, and shop and restaurant owners are happy to serve crowds with any budget—the rich crowd and the middle class intermingle, but there are still many locations that won’t break your budget. Perhaps it’s the peaceful surroundings that keep everybody friendly, and even rainy days don’t feel so horrible if you know where to hang out... www.allmediany.com
Travel: Nantucket is a Peaceful Island Escape