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Nantucket is a popular summertime destination. We recommend planning your trip well in advance to ensure smooth sailing!
Direct flights operate daily between Nantucket and New York City, Boston, and D.C. via Delta, JetBlue, and United, as well as certain regional and charter companies. For those traveling from New York City, we recommend Delta and JetBlue as the most convenient options for the short 1-hour flight.
For those driving through the Cape, the island is accessible by ferry, operated by Hy-Line Cruises and the Steamship Authority. Hy-Line Cruises offers a 1-hour fast ferry service from Hyannis and offers large parking lots for overnight parking. Parking can be reserved in advance directly through Hy-Line Cruises.
For those planning to bring a car on the island, note that space on the Steamship Authority ferry is very limited and bookings sell out quickly. Sales will open in early February. Check back later for more information.
While there are numerous hotels to choose from on island, if you are traveling with a group, we highly recommend looking into a home rental via VRBO, Airbnb, or local realtors for the most cost effective options. We recommend booking early.
Nantucket Resorts Collection
Trio of hotels located near the center of Town
Please click below to navigate to our block of rooms at Nantucket Resorts Collection
Collection of four houses transformed into a hotel situated around a cozy courtyard
High-end resort near Brant Point boasting harbor views
Nantucket is a small island (only 14 miles long!), so bringing or renting a car is not always necessary to make the most of a vacation if staying in Town! Note that, if you are staying in a hotel near town center, parking may be limited.
Uber / Taxi
Ubers are generally available around the island. Note that, if calling one from more remote areas, such as ‘Sconset, Uber drivers may take longer to reach you. There are also a number of taxi companies you can reach out to for a ride, including those below.
BnB Taxi: 508-221-3755
Roger's Taxi: 508-818-8294
We’ve had great experiences arranging car rentals via Turo. There are also several car rental companies on island, including Nantucket Island Rent A Car. Jeeps are a popular option; some may even have beach permits, allowing you to drive onto certain beaches such as Great Point.
The island has many beautiful biking paths. For an active morning outside, consider renting a bike from Nantucket Bike Shop. Some hotels also have bikes on offer for their guests (though they are typically first-come, first-serve).
For ventures outside town center, Nantucket runs an affordable shuttle, the WAVE, around the island. You can find more information about schedules and available stops below.
Activities on Island
While there is no shortage of fun things to do on Nantucket, below are a few of our favorites! Note that we highly recommend making reservations in advance for most lunch and dinner spots.
Breakfast & Coffee
Offering a great assortment of grab-and-go items, a coffee or matcha from this cafe is one of our favorite ways to start the day!
Delightful coffee with a lovely back garden.
An organic cafe that offers delicious coffee, sandwiches, salads and bowls, to-go or to eat in. Consider trying their Grey Lady latte, which infuses lavender in the espresso!
Delicious local spot for brunch, that works well for larger groups! Don’t forget to visit the ice cream bar afterward - it will not disappoint.
The only grocery on the eastern side of the island, this market serves up delicious coffee and blueberry muffins.
ROASTD GENERAL STORE
Grab one of the best cups of coffee on-island on your way into Town from the airport.
Lunch & Dinner
The best lobster roll on the island. A reservation is a must here.
(Old South Wharf)
A casual, yet intimate, spot serving our favorite sushi on the island.
BROTHERHOOD OF THIEVES
A Town favorite, serving classics (like burgers) in a cozy space (check out the newly renovated upstairs!).
Cozy spot for innovative cocktails and small plates.
Well-worth the drive out of Town, fill up on tacos before a beach day, or better yet, take your tacos (and a margarita) to-go and enjoy an unbeatable sunset at Madaket Beach.
Cap off a stroll around 'Sconset with the classic meatloaf sandwich. If you can’t make it here, Something Natural (Cliff) and Provisions (Straight Wharf) offer up equally delicious sandwich options!
One of our favorites places for a fun few hours outside! We like to bring Lady along to enjoy some local brews (for Jake) or cocktails (for Kelly), food trucks and live music. Note, a free Cisco Brewers shuttle runs from Town to the brewery.
While drinks are a bit overpriced, there’s nothing like sinking your toes into the sand while you watch the sunset. Also serving lunch and dinner.
A casual bar located near the ferries, famous for its mudslides (which, we can attest, are delicious).
Wrap up an afternoon of shopping in Town with a drink and snacks in the Faraway’s outdoor courtyard. We also love the Faraway’s restaurant, Sister Ship, if you get hungry for dinner.
THE JUICE BAR
An ice cream institution. We promise, it’s well worth the wait in line, and yes, you should get the waffle cone.
Follow the namesake steps down to the water. Fun fact - the base of the stairs is where we got engaged!
Situated next to Galley Beach and the scenic Nantucket Cliffs, this is one of the island's most popular beaches!
Easily accessed from Town (via car, bike, or the WAVE - it's the last stop on the WAVE Surfside Beach route), this is great for swimming, surfing, or just lounging.
A spot with manageable waves that’s not nearly as crowded as nearby Surfside, consider picking up beach fare from Bartlett’s Farm.
Catch a glimpse of some of the best Nantucket sunsets at the number one beach for surfing on island.
NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM
Learn about the history of Nantucket (and check out the rooftop for lovely bird's eye views of Town). As a bonus, you’ll be right across the street from Juice Bar!
Spend a few hours browsing the assortment of unique shops in Town. Be sure to swing by Mitchell’s Book Corner (Kelly’s favorite) to pick up a beach read by Nantucket local Elin Hilderbrand, and Murray’s Toggery, which is home of the famous “Nantucket Reds.”
STOP & SHOP
If you’re in need of a grocery store, look no further than the local Stop & Shop! A second location can be found Mid-Island - if you venture out there, consider stopping by Downyflake for their famous doughnuts.
AUNT LEAH'S FUDGE
No beach vacation is complete without a stop at the local candy shop. Aunt Leah's peanut butter fudge is famous, for good reason!
Out & About
'SCONSET BLUFF WALK
A public walking path that takes you from the village of Siasconset almost all the way out to Sankaty Lighthouse along the backyards of some of the island’s most exquisite homes. To get to the start of the walk, turn right after 21 Front Street and make a quick left.
BRANT POINT LIGHTHOUSE
This is the closest lighthouse to Town. Consider grabbing a coffee (or ice cream from Juice Bar) before strolling over here on your way to Jetties Beach or Galley Beach.
Rent a bike and check out the many bike trails that Nantucket has to offer! Consider working up an appetite by riding out to Madaket for Millie’s or starting your day with the 7 mile ride to 'Sconset from Town.
ON THE WATER
If you’re in the mood to get out on the water, consider booking a sailboat charter or harbor cruise, or for those craving more activity, renting a paddleboard or kayak.