A classic New England experience awaits you on Nantucket. Just 30 miles from the eastern coast of Massachusetts, this welcoming island is known for its cobblestone streets, rose-covered cottages and sophisticated shopping.
Downtown Nantucket provides plenty for visitors to see and do. Fourteen museums showcase the island’s unique place in New England history. Housed in an 1800s oil and candle factory with exposed brick and wooden beams, the famous Whaling Museum enchants young and old. Nantucket was once the whaling capital of the world and the industry’s rise and fall are richly detailed here.
But don’t forget the beaches! With more than 82-miles of soft, white sand, visitors can fill their days gazing at the ocean as they stroll along miles of endless walking paths. Alternatively, a visit to the 260-acre Milestone Road cranberry bog, one of the world’s largest is unique. Active adults might also appreciate a relaxed bicycle ride, a sunset sailboat cruise, or an enjoyable game of golf at one of three golf courses on the islands.
You’ll sleep soundly at your luxury hotel, private cottage or charming bed & breakfast. Spend the morning wandering in and out of the quaint shops. Or, consider a day trip by ferry ride to nearby Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard.
It’s easy to see why Bostonians, New Yorkers and other visitors make the annual pilgrimage to Nantucket during the official summer season of July and August. If you prefer a quieter, less crowded experience, the shoulder season of March/April and September/October is still a wonderful time to visit. With temperatures in the 60s and low 70s in May/June, a light sweater is all you’ll need in the evenings.
Jet Blue offers direct flights from Washington, DC, New York and Boston. Just remember that Nantucket’s nickname is “The Little Grey Lady of the Sea” due to the frequency of fog that can cause delays. Flying into Boston’s Logan Airport, and then taking the ferry from Hyannis may be the most reliable way to travel to Nantucket. Private planes or helicopters from New York or New Jersey are another option.
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