Recommended Things to Do on the Island
With over 80 miles of beaches with choices for everyone – from young children to the avid surfer – and countless cultural offerings, museums, boat trips, kiteboarding, bicycling and walking options, Nantucket offers a myriad of things to do!
Whether you’re looking for calm waters that are great for wading – or challenging waves for body surfing – Nantucket boasts a multitude of beaches that are ideal for everyone!
Boat Trips- Fishing, Harbor Cruise, Sailing and Whale Watching
If you’re looking to get out on the water and experience a harbor cruise, whale watching trip, sailing adventure or fishing expedition, there are plenty of boating options available to you on Nantucket!
Nantucket Community Sailing School
Enjoy boat and water sports’ rentals and sailing lessons with Nantucket Community Sailing School at Jetties Beach on Nantucket. Here’s how to sign-up online for rentals and lessons.
Guided Bike and Walking Tours
Explore Nantucket by bike or foot with an experienced guide to show you the Island’s “secret” oases and popular “hot spots.” There are plenty of tours offered for both novice bike riders, and those seeking lengthier excursions, as well as guided walks presented by Nantucket’s Historical Association, which examine the Island’s historical past or current “flavor” and culture.
Car and Jeep Rentals
It’s easy to rent a car for a day or two during your stay at The Nantucket Hotel. One company even offers a 10% discount off their auto rental rate for Nantucket Hotel guests.
Kiteboarding with Next Level Watersports
Interested in learning the adventuresome sport of kiteboarding or looking to take your skills to the next level while on vacation? Next Level Watersports based on Nantucket offers a variety of lessons and training every day in Nantucket Harbor.
Museums & Historical Sites
Whether you enjoy learning about Nantucket’s former whaling industry, viewing marine life, taking a tour of the Island’s Oldest House or learning about shipwrecks, there are plenty of educational and cultural outlets on the Island from which to choose.
Nantucket Restaurants, Shopping and Nightlife
Downtown Nantucket, with its quaint cobblestoned streets, boasts world-class restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Whether you’re looking for a casual meal or an upscale, fine–dining experience, you’ll find it here. The Island is also known for its eclectic shops with unique wares, intimate and historic movie theaters, and exciting night-time entertainment. Come see what all the buzz is about!
Tennis Courts & Clinics at Jetties Beach & Children’s Beach Yoga
Tennis on Nantucket is fun and courts at Jetties Beach are only a 10-minute bike ride away or a quick trip via the NRTA Wave shuttle bus. Or, enjoy an outdoor morning yoga class at Children’s Beach to start your day, which is within walking distance of The Nantucket Hotel.
Nantucket is considered one of the best stargazing locations on the East Coast! Get your star and galaxy fix at the Maria Mitchell Association’s Loines Observatory for a view you soon won’t forget!
Visit the Village of Siasconset
Commonly referred to as ‘Sconset, this charming Nantucket village is eight miles from downtown Nantucket and a world unto itself. Come and explore ‘Sconset’s famous architecture, historical uniqueness, breathtaking vistas, and pristine beaches and dunes.