For romance on Nantucket, go in September, when the weather’s warm and the island’s not crowded. Take the slow ferry. There are six over and back during the day. They take an hour longer than the one-hour fast ferries, but they cost much less, and why hurry when you can lounge out on the upper deck in the sun, watching sailboats, fishing boats, and yachts glide by while sea birds swoop overhead?
When you arrive at Nantucket, the first thing you should do is head to the Sunken Ship on Broad Street. Buy yourself a straw hat with a ribbon or flowers to shade your face and provide you with a keepsake to take home.
Now walk around the town. It won’t take you long, but it will take you back in time. The streets… Continue