Nantucket Travel Guide
This downtown institution, which partly occupies an early-1900’s Pullman train coach, is actually a full-scale restaurant.
Though it’s been around since 1904 and has its flagship store elsewhere (specifically, on New York City’s Park Avenue), this opulent jewelry shop’s Nantucket location bears mentioning for two reasons.
Anyone fascinated by Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (or, more recently, Nathan Philbrick’s National Book Award-winning In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex) will find plenty to enjoy in this small downtown museum.
This cluster of buildings on the way to Cisco Beach is home base to Nantucket’s local spirits producers.
A family-operated business, Nantucket Wine & Spirits specializes in helping customers find just the right spirit for whatever the occasion. The owners, the Walsh family—take great pride in their customer service—helping patrons make just the right food and wine pairings.
The original source of the iconic brick-red sailcloth trousers known as Nantucket Reds, Murray’s has been a mainstay of old-guard islander fashion since 1945.
With water all around, sun-and-sand lovers have their pick of public beaches on Nantucket—but the different shorelines offer very distinct experiences.
This downtown newsstand has been a popular spot in Nantucket for many years. Although mainly a place to pick up a newspaper (mailboxes inside were once used to reserve papers for locals), the store also sells sundries, magazines, and gifts.
The best way to beach-hop during the days in on the 26 miles of bike paths that trace Nantucket's shores. Young's Bicycle Shop is the time-honored spot for renting cruisers and Bianchis; it offers discounts if you book online.
Although they’re not technically from Capri—in fact, the company was founded in Naples 30-odd years ago—Il Sandalo’s elegant custom-made sandals are well known among well-heeled Caprese.
Nantucket is angler heaven: striped bass, bluefish, cod, fluke, tuna, and even blue sharks all make their home in the cold, deep waters around the island.
Shop for delicate straw summer hats; each style is named after one of the island’s romantic spots.
If Ralph Lauren had married Lilly Pulitzer, their sons would shop here. Ties in nautical patterns, woven belts, madras shorts, and lobster-print totes are equal parts preppy and cheeky.
“Cook with passion” is the motto of Jonathan Stone, who runs this downtown cooking shop with his wife Patty. From pots and pans to food-related gifts and specialty foods, the "Gourmet" has everything aspiring Nantucket chefs and gourmands need to equip their kitchens.