Things to Do in Nantucket

Discover Nautical Charm 30 Miles at Sea

Nantucket is a place so storied its nautical-preppy cliché runs the risk of overshadowing its true beauty: its rugged coast; its weathered, shingle-covered buildings; its vibrant gardens. For most of the 18th and 19th centuries, Nantucket was the most prosperous whaling port in the world. That rich history continues today, as the island’s best dining, shopping, and entertainment take place in historic homes that bring you into the exciting, imaginative world of the well-traveled, seafaring characters of Nantucket’s past. Read on for our guide to the best things to do in Nantucket.