Exploring Coastal New England

Discover historic coastal America by visiting harbors in Maine, dining out in Connecticut, walking New Hampshire's shore, sailing in Rhode Island, and exploring the insider’s Nantucket.

Nantucket Insider Guide

Take a look at the magic of historic Nantucket with our guide to its secrets and charms.

Majestic Island
Photographer: Reena Bammi

Experience Nantucket Magic

Nantucket has a lingering magic that defies definition. On one hand, the small island is a carefree vacation destination with surf-lapped beaches, innovative restaurants, and upscale shops. On the other, Nantucket is home to 10,000 fiercely loyal residents who protect its historic homes, cottages, and lighthouses. Read on for our insider's guide to new restaurants and must-visit shops, plus the spots locals have been keeping secret for years.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.