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  • Life on ACK: Where to Lunch

    Life on ACK: Where to Lunch

    Life on ACK: Where to Lunch


    Whether you're looking to pick up something quick to eat on the beach or a more formal sit down spot, there's a little something for every occasion in our top 3 picks for the best lunch on Nantucket.


    Something Natural


    What to Order: Smoked turkey sandwich, salami and provolone, lobster salad...You really can't can't go wrong here. And don't forget to pickup a cookie for dessert.


    Why We Love It: In our opinion, they have the best bread on the island. It's the perfect place to grab sandwiches on your way to the beach or enjoy them outside on their rustic picnic tables.


    The Lobster Trap


    What to Order: Anything from the raw bar.


    Why We Love It: The Lobster Trap is a classic island spot. The perfect blend of casual atmosphere and delicious seafood make it one of our favorite restaurants to relax over a meal.



    What to Order: Seared Yellow Fin Tuna Nicoise


    Why We Love It: If you're looking for a more upscale scene, Dune is perfect. There's also a patio for outdoor seating when the weather is nice.

    What are you favorite lunch spots?

    Nantucket is full of quality restaurants and we could name a number of other great lunch places. Let us know some of your favorites places in the comments below.

  • Life on ACK: Where to Sun

    Life on Nantucket: Where to Sun - Best Beaches on Nantucket

    Where to Sun: Best Beaches on Nantucket

    Nantucket is home to some of the most beautiful beaches around. If you're visiting the island this summer, check out a few of our favorites places to sun!

    Children's Beach

    Why We Love It: If you're visiting Nantucket with children, this beach is perfect (hence the name). Gentle waves, a lifeguard on duty, bathrooms, and a playground nearby make it easy to keep the little ones entertained.

    Madaket Beach

    Why We Love It: Madaket Beach is a large beacon on the southwestern side of the island. This beach has the best views of the sunset, but it's only accessible by a four-wheel drive vehicle.

    Cisco Beach

    Why We Love It: Also located on the southwestern side of the island, Cisco Beach is a surfer's delight. Beware that there are no restrooms and the surf is very strong, but there are lifeguards on duty during the day.

    What's Your Favorite Beach?

    Being an island, Nantucket is literally surrounded by beaches and there are certainly some other great spots. What are some of your favorite beaches? Are there any that you think should be included when thinking of the best beaches on Nantucket?

  • Life on ACK: Father's Day

    Life on ACK: Father's Day Activities

    Father's Day is this weekend and we hope you have plans with your dad. Last week, we brought you our Father's Day Style Stack with gift ideas for dad.  This week, we've got some Father's Day activity suggestions. 


    Stock up on gear at Bill Fisher Tackle and then head out to Great Point or Smith's Point for some surf-casting with Dad. If you prefer to get out on the water, book a charter. There are many to choose from including Fishing Nantucket with Captain Matt and Just Do It Too Sportfishing.


    Nantucket has some great golf courses. Although Sankaty Golf Club and the Nantucket Golf Club are both private courses, there are still courses available to the public. Check out Miacomet Golf Club for a full 18-hole expereience on a beautifully mainted course. For a more laid-back course, try the Old 'Sconset Golf Course. Better known as Skinner's to locals, this course offers 9 holes with a more rustic feel.  


    Take dad out for a day on the water. Grab some sandwiches at Something Natural or Fresh and head out for a day on the water. While it's always nice to have a friend with a boat, rentals are availalbe at Island Boat Rental on Straight Wharf.

    Prefer to be powered by the wind? Nantucket Community Sailing offers sailboat rentals at Jetties Beach. 

    Your Ideas

    We've catered our ideas to Nantucket, but of course these can be applied to wherever you live. What are your plans for Father's Day? Any suggestions that we missed?

  • Life on ACK: Where to Sip

    Life on ACK: Where to Sip

    Life on ACK: Where to Sip

    An Insider's Guide 

    There are many places to grab a drink on Nantucket, but we wanted to share a few of our favorite places. Of course, any time you're on Nantucket with a drink in hand, you're in the right place. Check out our picks below and let us know yours.

    Cisco Brewery
    What to order: Whale's Tale is their most popular beer, but a Triple 8 Blue Lemonade is also quite refreshing.
    Why We Love It: It's the perfect place to sample local specialities on your way to or home from the beach. We love sitting outside and listening to the live music while enjoying a good drink.

    The Lobster Trap
    What to Order: The Elbow Bender
    Why We Love It: It's an island classic and if you want to really live like an islander just go ahead and order "a bendah" or "a bender" to go along with some fresh seafood.

    What to Order: Espresso Martini
    Why We Love It: They've got a great patio bar tucked behind the restaurant on Federal. A great place to relax for an after-dinner cocktail.

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