Things to Do in Nantucket

Jennifer Lamb

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... Read More

A venerable, family-owned restaurant since 1958, the Galley—where untold numbers of Nantucketers have celebrated their anniversary dinners&mdash... Read More

This cluster of buildings on the way to Cisco Beach is home base to Nantucket’s local spirits producers. Cisco Brewers (which was the U.S.’s... Read More

This cluster of buildings on the way to Cisco Beach is home base to Nantucket’s local spirits producers. Cisco Brewers (which was the U.S.’s... Read More

Four-wheeling out on Nantucket’s remote, northeastern sand spits (which together form the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge) lets you experience the... Read More

Between May and October, visitors to Nantucket can get a glimpse of the island as it was meant to be seen: from the water, and under sail. Captain Jim... Read More

Four-wheeling out on Nantucket’s remote, northeastern sand spits (which together form the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge) lets you experience the... Read More

A fashion boutique fit for the streets of Los Angeles or New York City, Gypsy was founded by stylist Paola Gonfrade in 2003 to offer shoppers more than... Read More

During World War II, a Red Cross volunteer gave David Hostetler something to draw with while he was recovering from a wound. From that beginning came a... Read More

Although they’re not technically from Capri—in fact, the company was founded in Naples 30-odd years ago—Il Sandalo’s elegant... Read More

Drop by this downtown Nantucket shop to see why it calls itself “The French General Store.” Since 1996, L'Ile de France has been importing... Read More

Running along the southwest edge of Nantucket Island at the end of Bartlett Farm Road, this secluded beach is known locally as the place to go when... Read More

Labels like Bono's Edun and Nicole Miller Collection fill the racks at this eco-chic clothing shop in downtown Nantucket. You'll also find vintage... Read More

If Ralph Lauren had married Lilly Pulitzer, their sons would shop here. Ties in nautical patterns, woven belts, madras shorts, and lobster-print totes... Read More

This 40-year-old store on Main Street was in danger of closing until Wendy Schmidt, wife of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, swooped in to save the historic... Read More

This family-run farm has been in the Slosek family since the mid-1970’s. It started as a way to make some money off of extra vegetables, but now... Read More

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... Read More

With water all around, sun-and-sand lovers have their pick of public beaches on Nantucket—but the different shorelines offer very distinct... Read More

“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... Read More

Beautiful hand-loomed blankets, throws, rugs, and upholstery fabrics—many of them made on-site in the second-floor weaving studio—have been... Read More

A hand-carved wooden sign bearing golden whales and a big American flag mark the outside of this off-the-radar gray-shingled cottage that teems with... Read More

A family-operated business, Nantucket Wine & Spirits specializes in helping customers find just the right spirit for whatever the occasion. The... Read More

Shop for delicate straw summer hats; each style is named after one of the island’s romantic spots. Read More

The first incarnation of this store, featuring Peter England’s luxuriously soft knitwear, ran from 1977 to 1986, in a different location. But the... Read More

Though it’s been around since 1904 and has its flagship store elsewhere (specifically, on New York City’s Park Avenue), this opulent jewelry... Read More

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