Things To Do
Whether you're into sailing, sightseeing, or simply relaxing in the sun, Nantucket provides the perfect setting. Filled with miles of post-card perfect sandy beaches, small boutiques, and waterfront dining, fall in love with the unrequited charm of the cobblestone streets and quaint cottages scattered around the island.
Stroll casually along the wharves at the Nantucket Boat Basin, and soak up the sun at Jetties Beach. Capture the photographic beauty of Brant Point Lighthouse, or delight in natural surroundings at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. With a variety of local sites to discover, Nantucket offers activities for the entire family. The Barton and Gray Hinckley yachts can be chartered for half or full-day excursions and provisioned with everything you will need for your outing at sea.
Brant Point Lighthouse
One of the most photographed spots on Nantucket, this functioning lighthouse has been welcoming ferries into the harbor since 1746. Although small in stature (only 26ft), it's operations are quite hefty. The perfect backdrop for weddings and events on Nantucket, Brant Point is located on the south side of the entrance to Nantucket Harbor. Tour this historic lighthouse and let the spirit of Nantucket shine through.
Easton St, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Distance from hotel: 0.38 miles
Just a two-minute walk from White Elephant, Children's Beach is a summer paradise for kids. Located at the end of Harbor View Way, the beach features family-friendly activities with gentle waters, a fun playground, and picnic facilities at the north side of Steamboat Wharf. The town offers various events throughout July and August, like live music, puppet shows, and arts and crafts for the kids to enjoy. Swim, lounge, and enjoy the sunshine while the children are entertained.
Nantucket, MA 02554, United States
Distance from hotel: 0.03 mile
Nantucket Whaling Museum
One of the island's most popular attractions, this museum is steeped in history, telling tales of the island's maritime past. Home to an 1847 spermaceti (whale oil) candle factory, view a vast display of paintings, whaling tools, scrimshaw, and artifacts from Nantucket's 19th-century days as the whaling center of the world. Tour the museum, watch a documentary and head to the rooftop for unparalleled harbor views.
13 Broad St, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Distance from hotel: 0.26 mile
Maria Mitchell Association
Dedicated to the preservation of the life and legacy of the 19th-century American woman scientist and educator, the Maria Mitchell Association is home to an aquarium filled with local Nantucket species and marine life from crabs and shellfish to fish and eels. Peer into outer space at the Vestal Street Observatory and bring the kids to explore animals and science at the Natural Science Museum.
4 Vestal St, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Distance from hotel: 0.77 mile
Immerse yourself into the spirit of Nantucket while lounging on the shores of Jetties Beach. Located on N. Beach St, this popular summer destination is well-equipped with changing rooms, a skateboard park, a souvenir shop, and water sports rentals. There's also a seasonal bar and restaurant, Sandbar, serving fresh seafood, burgers, and sandwiches overlooking the Nantucket Sound. You'll also find plenty of parking.
Jetties Beach, Nantucket, MA 02554
Distance from hotel: 0.70 miles
Cisco Brewery & Nantucket Vineyards
Visit the home base of Nantucket's local spirits producers, established by Dean and Melissa Long. Nantucket Vineyard crafts small-batch Merlots, Chardonnays, Syrahs, and Pinots, available for tastings. The Cisco Brewery is the only outdoor commercial brewery in the US pouring an array of tasty beers, ranging from the Whale's Tale Pale Ale to Captain Swain's Extra Stout. The adjacent Triple Eight Distillery makes five different vodka varieties, as well as whiskey, rum, and the well-named Gale Force Gin.
5 Bartlett Farm Rd, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Distance from hotel: 2.83 miles
As Nantucket's oldest and largest family-owned farm, Bartlett's offers locally grown vegetables, flowers, plants, and produce. Established in the 1800s, this full-scale market is just a quick walk from the shoreline and features a takeout restaurant serving fresh seasonal cuisine with a rotating menu of hot sandwiches, homemade soups, and salads. Dine at the picnic tables surrounded by colorful flowers and landscaping.
33 Bartlett Farm Rd, Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Distance from hotel: 3.74 miles
Explore Downtown Nantucket
Located just 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket has welcomed generations of visitors and residents. Its world-class shops, restaurants, exquisite art galleries, and seaside beauty have made Nantucket one of the most popular resort destinations for vacationers from around the globe.
44 Main St., Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Distance from hotel: 0.48 miles
Barton & Gray Mariners' Club
Barton & Gray Mariners Club is devoted to delivering a yacht ownership experience unlike any other—all while maintaining the classic American relationship with the sea. Set out for an excursion in one of the beautiful Hinckley picnic boats from White Elephant's dock and enjoy a truly luxurious Nantucket experience.
Miacomet Golf Course
Spend a leisurely afternoon at Nantucket's one and only 18-hole golf course, featuring four tee options, challenging holes, and stunning island views. Get ready for an unforgettable golfing experience, whether a beginner or a pro golfer. At Miacomet Golf Course, you enjoy access to a full-service golf shop, driving range, and events throughout the year, including tournaments. Enjoy dining at the on-site restaurant serving delectable appetizers, wholesome meals, and refreshing drinks.