Details: Nantucket in the off-season

Friday, October 1, 2010; 8:10 PM

If You Go

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment off-season trip to Nantucket? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Oct. 8-10:

Getting There

Jet Blue offers one-stop flights from BWI Marshall to Nantucket, with fares starting at $390 round trip.

Where to Stay

Barnacle Inn

11 Fair St.


Affordable and island quaint. Rooms start at $90 with a shared bath.

Union Street Inn

7 Union St.


Elegant and high-end. Rooms start at $299 a night.

Where to Eat

Straight Wharf Restaurant

6 Harbor Sq.


With talented Gabriel Frasca running the show, there's not a dull turn. The bar menu is a deal and includes grilled skirt steak or halibut, both for $20.

Le Languedoc Bistro

24 Broad St.,


An island institution, opened in 1976, where you can sup on classic French fare. Entrees $22 to $36.

American Seasons

80 Centre St.


Even post-Labor Day, the dining room is packed. Entrees $24 to $36.

Cisco Brewers

5 Bartlett Farm Rd.


Great house-made beer, wine and spirits. The outdoor garden is open year-round, weather permitting.

What to Do

Whaling Museum

15 Broad St.


A glimpse of the island's rough-and-tumble history. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 11. $17, $15 seniors, $8 ages 6 to 17.


Nantucket Visitor Services

25 Federal St.



All lodging and flight information valid as of press time Thursday.

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