Nantucket Island lies thirty miles off the Massachusetts coast. In Nantucket town you’ll find cobblestone streets, an array of stately Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival homes and ample evidence of the island’s history as a prosperous whaling port. In Nantucket Town, sea captains' houses stand side by side with antique stores, galleries and scores of excellent restaurants.
Nantucket is a state of mind. Take time to adjust to the slower pace of life on this isolated and scenic 14 mile long island in the Atlantic. Explore the island on foot or by bicycle on the many well maintained bike paths. Nantucket is home to miles of unspoiled beaches, solitary lighthouses, moor-like vistas, and acres of conservation land. The sea beckons on every side: take a dip in Nantucket Sound, surf, cast for bluefish in Surfside, charter a boat for a day’s deep-sea fishing, or take in the sunset from the beaches at Madekat.
At the end of a long day on the beach, visitors to Nantucket have no shortage of culinary options to consider, from the Relais & Chateau dining at Toppers in Wauwinet, to the classic Summer House in Sconset, to the trendy Lolas in Nantucket town, there are no shortage of excellent restaurants on the island.
Nantucket is home to several signature events, starting with the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival in late-May, to the Film Festival in June, to the Boston Pops weekend in August, and wrapping up with the Holiday Walk in December. There are also two Restaurant Weeks one each in the Spring and Fall.