Taking the Kids to Nantucket
Quaint houses on the cliff
The two pups on the beach are so excited to see one another that they knock over the 6-year-old playing nearby, spewing sand everywhere in the process.
No worries on this pup- and child-friendly beach on
Penrose, who lives in
"There are a lot of hidden treasures here," says Penrose.
Come in September, adds her husband Coley when the crowds are gone, prices drop and the weather couldn't be better. Fewer then 10,000 people live here year-round but that can swell to as many as 50,000 in the summer.
But while not cheap,
You'll find every variety of food, from classic
Be forewarned that
You can safely let tweens and teens have more freedom than they might elsewhere, suggests Angela Raydnor, who has two teens and with her husband Seth owns three local restaurants. Tip for teens: Local kids gather on lower
Keep the kids busy all day with sailing, fishing, kayaking, surf lessons theater programs at
We've arrived by ferry as most people do, though you can fly here too (www.capeair.com, www.jetblue.com). We took the hour-long Steamship Authority Fast Ferry from
There are no traffic lights on the island and you may find having a car more of a hassle than it's worth, especially poking around the narrow streets of
Tourism now drives the island economy with special festivals stretching the traditional summer season -- the Nantucket Restaurant Week in late September, The Christmas Stroll the weekend after
After a long walk to Jetties Beach -- past one rose covered, gray-shingled house after another -- we end up at a local favorite, The Boarding House, for brunch (www.boardinghousenantucket.com). Our pup, Trooper, is tethered to the fence where everyone stops to pet her as she entertains the baby at the next table.
"Come back in September," urges owner Angela Raydner. "There's such a sense of well-being then."
Sounds good to me.
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The overwhelming number of travelers I spoke with said kids should be able to fly in first class if their parents could afford to pay the freight. But they were quick to add that they expected the children to behave.
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