Nantucket

Massachusetts
An Island of Rarities

Named “Best Island in the World” by National Geographic, Nantucket couples luxury with historic charm for a tourism experience that draws in nearly 50,000 people every summer. Once the world’s leading port for whaling, this 50 square mile island is now a designated National Historic District dedicated to sustainability and the conservation of its moors, sand dunes, forests, and grasslands.

This island is famous for historical sites, including grand steeple churches and the Brant Point Light, and natural beauty. In addition, Nantucket boasts a variety of activities exclusive to the island. Biking is the most popular means of getting around the island. Roam the cobblestone streets to find specialty shops, art galleries, brand name boutiques, cottages, and mansion of whaling captains.

Enjoy the sun and calm waves at Surfside, Jetties, and Children’s beaches. Visit Madaket beach for striking sunsets and Great Point for shore fishing. Nantucket bluefish are some of the largest found anywhere, ranging from 8 to 15 pounds.

Dock at Nantucket Boat Basin, a pet friendly marina admired for its customer and concierge services. At the end of the day, wind down with fresh juice or homemade ice cream at the Juice Bar, or relish in seafood and waterside views at CRU Oyster Bar or Brant Point Grill.

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Brant Point Light
This beacon, which guided whalers in the 18<sup>th</sup> century, is the second oldest lighthouse in America. Since its establishment in 1746, this beacon has undergone multiple fires, storms, and renovations. Pay a visit to the site that played a monumental role in Nantucket’s history.
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Nantucket Whaling Museum
For over a century, Nantucket was considered the “Whaling Capital of the World.” Visit the collection of whaling equipment and artifacts, including a 46 foot sperm whale skeleton.
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Bike Tours
Bike from the cobblestone streets of the town to paved bike trails along the beautiful Siasconset Beach. Pass celebrity homes and historical landmarks along the way. Rent bikes from Young’s Bicycle Shop or join a tour with Nantucket Bike Tours.
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Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge
Watch seagulls and seals wade in and out of the water in this rare protected landscape. Drive your dinghy to the beach, or take a jeep tour with a knowledgeable guide from the Trustee. Visitors with a four wheel drive are permitted to picnic and surf fish by the Great Point Lighthouse.
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Cisco Brewers
Open year round, the Nantucket Vineyard, Cisco Brewers and Triple Eight Distillery offer tasting every day. Join a public tour from May to October to discover the procedures and methods of a winery, brewery, and distillery. The tour includes a tasting glass to sample wines from Nantucket Vineyard, beers, and spirits.
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Topper’s Restaurant
120 Wauwinet Rd, Nantucket, MA 02584
508-228-8768
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Brant Point Grill
White Elephant Hotel, 50 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-325-1320
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Nantucket Prime
29 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-2117
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CRU Oyster Bar
1 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-9278
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Boarding House
12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-9622
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Slip 14 Restaurant
14 Old South Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-2033
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The Juice Bar
3549, 12 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-5799
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Wine & Food Festival
Nantucket Film Festival
Sculpture and Sandcastle Day
Boston Pops
Nearest Airport
Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK)
Coordinates
41.2835, -70.0995
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