Nantucket Packing List

Packing for Nantucket

Anel and I are headed to Nantucket next week with Canvas by Lands’ End for two days to see the Boston Pops which I couldn’t be more excited about. Neither of us has ever been, so we know nothing about where to go and what to do. I’ve seen enough photos to know the vibe, so my packing list is nautical and casual, aka my favorite type of clothing.

From my favorite navy dress of the summer (last seen here) paired with Jack Rogers to a new off-shoulder top that I’ll pair with white jeans and my monogrammed straw tote (see how I styled it here) to a striped swimsuit with a sailboat baseball cap, blue, white, and stripes certainly make up most of what I plan to bring.

Now I need your help. Although we’re only there for two full days, I want to pack in as much as possible. Where should I eat? What do I need to see? Where are the best photo ops? If you’re a frequent visitor of the island, please share your recs!

PS A lot of you guys are asking about the clutch in the photo above. It’s actually on major sale right now for $46 here.

Nantucket Packing List

Navy & White DressSandals / Striped Swimsuit /Beach ToteOff-Shoulder Shirt / Espadrilles Baseball HatWhite JeansBoyfriend ShirtEarrings


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  1. Guest said:

    You often comment that you always take care when deciding which companies to partner with. I am curious as to why you would partner with Lands End? A company who given their recent action clearly see equal rights for women as a divisive issue. Or perhaps you are willing to overlook that ….See or

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    • Julia Dzafic said:

      I actually had not heard about that so thank you for bringing it to my attention. I plan to research more about what happened and make a decision after that!

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  2. Michelle McNeilly said:

    You guys should definitely go to the Cisco Brewery around lunch time! They have a free shuttle from town, food trucks, and multiple bars. There’s typically a band and corn hole going on throughout the day. I would go to Sconset to take pictures and drop into the Summer House for drinks outside. Cru is absolutely delicious in town and is right on the harbor so you can see boats come up while you’re eating! If you like ice cream, the Juice Bar is a must. There’s typically a line, but it will move quickly!

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  3. Dana Mannarino said:

    Love your packing picks! Have the best time!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  4. Olivia Tennant said:

    Loving all the blues and stripes! And that clutch is so adorable and perfect for summer. (Already mentally pairing it with outfits in my closet even though I’m on a shopping freeze from the N Sale!) I also love the embroidered hat. Great picks!


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    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Hahah I hear you about that shopping freeze! Don’t hate me for telling you, but the clutch is actually on major sale (not #Nsale) for $46 marked down from $165:

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  5. Jennifer said:

    I just found your blog!! You have such great taste and are so real! Can you share where that beautiful clutch is from?!

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    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Thank you so much! The clutch is from J.Mclaughlin and is actually on sale here:

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  6. Jane said:

    You should take the boat from the White Elephant over to Toppers Restaurant at the Wauwinet for lunch, Black-Eyed Susan’s is great for breakfast, Lola 41 is a favorite for lunch or just hanging out for a drink, and Galley Beach Bar has the best sunsets where you can have a cocktail with your toes in the sand!

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  7. Allegra said:

    Please do not stop doing your Q&A on snapchat. I don’t know how to work or get to Instagram stories. Sorry. I am apparently terrible at technology and really confused. Thanks.

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    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Don’t worry! I don’t plan to stop them there. But if something changes, I’ll let you know I promise 🙂

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  8. Schaickwow said:

    I was just on Nantucket this weekend! I would second the Cisco brewery trip (they also have wine) and visiting Sconset – the Bluff Walk is incredible for checking out the beautiful homes on one side, and the ocean on the other. Nearby is Sankaty Lighthouse which is perfect for photos. Also I feel like you have to visit Lemon Press, a really cute coffee shop on Centre Street!

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  9. Alyson Cruse said:

    Ugh, I’d love to visit Nantucket one day! That bathing suit is adorable!
    XO Alyson | My Life as Alyson

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  10. Taylor Kennedy said:

    I have vacation in Nantucket since I was baby each summer with my family. I would check out the following: Sconset early in the morning (go to the little market for a muffin, coffee, and a baseball cap), then walk to the light house (great photos), I would say the best beach is Surfside since all the dogs are there, I am not sure if you have time but driving out to the Great Point is amazing and another place for great photos, Juice Bar downtown for the best ice cream, Cisco Brewery for live music and a variety of drinks, The Brotherhood downtown for a drink and chowder (this place has been around awhile and is very cozy at the bar if its rainy out), Something Natural for the best bread and sandwiches on the island, Madaket Millie’s is a little restaurant by the beach with the best fish tacos (also best side of the island for sunset-we bring wine and cheese to the beach and watch the sunset) and last but not least is Bartlett Farm. This place is amazing with tons of fresh food and great treats. Wherever you go especially the brewery or The Brotherhood order a Grey Lady its their famous Triple Eight blueberry vodka and Cisco brew.

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  11. Daisy said:

    looks like you are getting some great recs. I’ve been going to Martha’s Vineyard the past couple summers, but definitely done my share of ACK trips in the past. Cisco Brewery (as many stated) is a must on the island! Cru is a fantastic oyster bar or even if just to grab a cocktail at the bar while waiting for your ferry home. Pop into the Gazebo for a Mudslide. My favorite beach is Nobadeer – fun waves + relaxed crowds.

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  12. Katie said:

    Ahh, your suitcase looks so cute! I’ve always wanted to go to Nantucket!


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  13. Lindsay S said:

    I’ve lived on Nantucket year-round for the past three years (I’m the one that emailed you previously about the Whaling Museum!) and I agree with much of what other people suggested, but if I had to make my ultimate list (depending on how much time you have):

    – Cisco Brewery (you’re new, so take the tour! There’s a shuttle from downtown so you don’t have to drive, or lots of people like to bike there)
    – Juice Bar for ice cream (get a homemade waffle cone for sure)
    – Rose & oysters at Cru (one of the few places that actually sits right on the water)
    – Take a jaunt out to Sconset (it’s on the eastern most side of the island, only 7 miles from downtown but seems further). Get snacks at the Sconset Market, walk around the village downtown, do the bluff walk, and of course, go take a pic in front of Sankaty Lighthouse
    – Get coffee at the Corner Table Cafe – it’s relatively new, but it’s beautifully decorated and they make everything in house, lots of healthy/gluten free options
    – Eat at one of the small restaurants where you can bring your own wine – I like Black Eyed Susan’s or Centre Street Bistro!
    – Get a pastry at Petticoat Row (not healthy, but so delicious – lots of butter)
    – Peruse either of the local bookstores, Bookworks or Mitchell’s

    And of course, visit the Whaling Museum and check out the exhibit on In the Heart of the Sea, which is the most famous story to come out of Nantucket (it inspired Moby-Dick)! If it ends up raining this weekend it will probably be packed, but it’s still worth it 🙂


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