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Nantucket
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Nantucket, an island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Writer David Halberstam notes that fall is the best time of year in Nantucket, after summer tourists have left and the population dwindles from 45,000 to 10,000. We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading his tale. So here we offer the best links on traveling to Nantucket.

BASICS

Getting There
www.massvacation.com/trip/islands.html
Information on airline, ferry, and bus services, compiled by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

Determining Time Difference
www.worldtimeserver.com/time.asp?locationid=US-MA
The local time and date

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/cities/us_ma_nantucket.html
Seven-day forecast, current weather conditions, satellite maps, and severe-weather alerts, as reported by the Weather Channel

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.nantucket.net/food/
Links to restaurants that range from formal to informal

www.sunsol.com/ccvd/dining/nantktdd.html
A listing, with phone numbers, of Nantucket-area restaurants

www.nantucketonline.com/Categories/Food/
A searchable database to locate restaurants by cuisine preference

Where to Stay
www.nantucket.net/lodging/
Descriptions of island inns, rental houses, and reservation services; plus, links to home pages for photographs and more information

www.nantucketchamber.org/business_directory/index.html
Listings for inns and hotels—plus, links to photographs and more information

How to Get Around
www.nantucket.net/trans
Information on island bicycle rentals, boat rentals, ferry services, and car rentals

THINGS TO DO

Cultural Activities
www.massvacation.com/destinations/nantucket.phtml?
section=historic

Links for information on plays, music and dance performances—plus, links for details on historic sites, museums, and lighthouses

www.yesterdaysisland.com/events.shtml
An up-to-date calendar with information on musicals, festivals, children’s activities, and more

Recreation
www.nantucket.net/sports/
Information on an adventure school, bicycle rentals, boat charters, boat rentals, fishing charters, and various tours

Nightlife and Entertainment
www.frommers.com/destinations/indexnight.cfm?directory=
nantucket&destID=110&MH=1000&order=night_life_name&
order_type=NULL

Theater and nightclub recommendations from Frommer’s

Shopping
www.nantucket.net/catalog/
Links to locate shops for clothing, gifts, food, jewelry, and more

www.frommers.com/destinations/indexshop.cfm?directory=
nantucket&destID=110&MH=1000&order=store_name&
order_type=NULL

Links for budget shoppers to find antiques, clothing, toys, and more

Books
www.frommers.com/destinations/nantucket/
Trip-planning suggestions, advice for foreign visitors, tour and attractions recommendations, dining options, accommodation listings, and more

www.nantucketchamber.org/index.html
How to order a comprehensive guidebook from the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce

Newspapers
www.ack.net
Nantucket’s Inquirer and Mirror newspaper online

TRAVEL GUIDES

Map Links
maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?BFCat=&Pyt=Tmap&newFL
=Use+Address+Below&addr=&csz=Nantucket%2C+
Massachusetts&country=us&Get%07Map=Get+Map

Customized and printable maps and directions for Nantucket from Yahoo! Maps

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Nantucket Chamber of Commerce
www.nantucketchamber.org
Information on Nantucket accommodations, restaurants, shopping, transportation, arts, and restaurants

Nantucket Island Information Center
www.allcapecod.com/nantucket/
Information on activities, accommodations, dining, transportation, and events

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