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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, soak in 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.
Children's Beach at White Elephant Hotel, Massachusetts

Children's Beach

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.
Distance from hotel: 0.03 miles
White Elephant Hotel, Massachusetts Brant Point Lighthouse

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 Nantucket shine through.
Distance from hotel: 0.38 miles
White Elephant Hotel, Massachusetts Nantucket Whaling Museum

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.
Distance from hotel: 0.26 miles
White Elephant Hotel, Massachusetts Maria Mitchell Association

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.
Distance from hotel: 0.77 miles
Jetties Beach at White Elephant Hotel, Massachusetts

Jetties Beach

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.
Distance from hotel: 1.65 miles
White Elephant Hotel, Massachusetts Cisco Brewery and Nantucket Vineyards

Cisco Brewery & Nantucket Vineyards

Visit the home base to 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. 
Distance from hotel: 2.83 miles
Bartlett's Farm at White Elephant Hotel, Massachusetts

Bartlett's Farm

As Nantucket's oldest and largest family-owned farm, Bartlett's offers locally grown vegetables, flowers, plants, and produce. Established in the 1800's, 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.
Distance from hotel: 3.74 miles
Shopping at Nantucket

Shopping

Nantucket Island. Beautiful shores. Cobblestone streets. Charming boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. 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. You'll find it all in our convenient Nantucket Shopping Guide.
Distance from hotel: 0.48 miles
Barton & Gray Mariners' Club

Barton & Gray Mariners' Club

Barton & Gray Mariners Club is devoted to delivering a yacht ownership experience unlike any other, 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.
Distance from hotel: 148.08 miles

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