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Visiting Nantucket, Mass.

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort is steps from

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort is steps from downtown. Photo Credit: Handout

There's plenty to explore on Nantucket, an island 30 miles off the Massachusetts coast that's home to picturesque beaches and glut of bike trails.

Cisco Beach on Nantucket's south shore.
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Cisco Beach on Nantucket's south shore.

A family kayaks off Jetties Beach, on Nantucket's
Photo Credit: TMS

A family kayaks off Jetties Beach, on Nantucket's north shore.

A view of Nantucket Harbor.
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A view of Nantucket Harbor.

A Nantucket cottage is covered in pink rose
Photo Credit: Michael Galvin

A Nantucket cottage is covered in pink rose blooms.

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort is steps from
Photo Credit: Handout

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort is steps from downtown.

A family bicycles on one of the Nantucket
Photo Credit: Michael Galvin

A family bicycles on one of the Nantucket Island's bike paths. (undated)

People work on computers at the Nantucket Atheneum,
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People work on computers at the Nantucket Atheneum, a public library, in Nantucket, Mass. (Jan. 26, 2006)

Visitors take in the shops in Nantucket, Mass.,
Photo Credit: Michael Galvin

Visitors take in the shops in Nantucket, Mass., just off Straight Wharf.

Visitors window-shop on Federal Street in Nantucket, Mass.
Photo Credit: Michael Galvin

Visitors window-shop on Federal Street in Nantucket, Mass.

The tower of Nantucket's First Congregational Church offers
Photo Credit: Michael Galvin

The tower of Nantucket's First Congregational Church offers a bird's eye view of the town and island.

The Jared Coffin House, a historic inn in
Photo Credit: Michael Galvin

The Jared Coffin House, a historic inn in the center of Nantucket.

Brant Point Light, at the entrance to Nantucket
Photo Credit: MCT, 2007

Brant Point Light, at the entrance to Nantucket Harbor.

Diners await their food on the patio outside
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Diners await their food on the patio outside at American Seasons, a Nantucket restaurant founded in 1988 on James Beard's ideals of serving regional cuisine to promote the diversity of American cooking and celebrating small American farmers through local ingredients.

Units at The Cottages and Lofts at the
Photo Credit: Handout, 2010

Units at The Cottages and Lofts at the Boat Basin resort in Nantucket have full kitchens and are within walking distance from a grocery store.

Brant Point Lighthouse in Nantucket is seen from
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Brant Point Lighthouse in Nantucket is seen from a ferry heading to the island from Hyannis, Mass. (Jan. 26, 2006)

A passenger on a high-speed ferry walks toward
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A passenger on a high-speed ferry walks toward to an exit at Straight Wharf in Nantucket, Mass. (Jan. 26, 2006)

Roses adorn a cottage in Sconset, a village
Photo Credit: Michael Galvin

Roses adorn a cottage in Sconset, a village on the eastern end of Nantucket.

Hydrangeas bloom outside a cottage on the Old
Photo Credit: Michael Galvin

Hydrangeas bloom outside a cottage on the Old North Wharf in Nantucket.

Straight Wharf in Nantucket, Mass. (Jan. 26, 2006)
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Straight Wharf in Nantucket, Mass. (Jan. 26, 2006)

Steps lead up to houses overlooking a beach
Photo Credit: Michael Galvin

Steps lead up to houses overlooking a beach on Nantucket.

Window-shoppers stroll down Center Street in Nantucket.
Photo Credit: Michael Galvin

Window-shoppers stroll down Center Street in Nantucket.

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