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

Tuckernuck is where islanders go to get away from the crowds in summer months. This tiny island to the west of Nantucket boasts secluded beaches and... 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

Four-wheeling out on Nantucket's remote, northeastern sand spits (which form the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge) lets you experience the island's most... 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

Sun and sand lovers have their pick of public beaches on Nantucket—but the different shorelines offer very distinct experiences. Running along the... 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

Nantucket has a long and storied connection to the stars. Because of its distance from the mainland and important contributions to astronomy, the town... Read More

Madaket, on the far west coast, is one of the island's most beautiful beaches. The neighborhood offers a relaxed, family-friendly vibe and was once home... 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

Nantucket's Atheneum (the public library) has served the island community for almost 200 years. The former library—which was destroyed in the great fire... 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

Nantucket's South Shore is ideal for surfing. On most days—even in the winter—you can find a surfer or two in wetsuits braving the waves. Visitors that... 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

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

The 'Sconset Bluff Walk (also known as the Cliff Walk) is the most scenic path in Nantucket. It goes from the picturesque village of Siasconset—where... 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

Tucked in between the ocean and the harbor, The Wauwinet is home to this decadent three-room spa. Estheticians and masseuses make use of Amala beauty... Read More

This downtown institution, which partly occupies an early-1900’s Pullman train coach, is actually a full-scale restaurant. But though islanders... Read More

Anyone fascinated by Herman Melville's Moby-Dick—or, more recently, Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea—will find plenty to learn in this... Read More

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... Read More

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