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!

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Beaches Galore!

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!

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Boat Trips & Fishing Charters

Charter a family fishing expedition on a boat and your catch of the day can be that night’s dinner!

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Sailing and Charters

If you’re looking to get out on the water and experience a harbor cruise, whale watching trip, or sailing adventure, there are plenty of boating options available to you on Nantucket!

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Guided Bike and Walking Tours

Guided Bike and Walking Tours Explore Nantucket by bike or foot with seasoned local guides! Guided Bike Tours You can choose the type of bicycling trip that works best for you, ranging from an easy three-mile trek to a more advanced 17-mile excursion. These trips are fully guided bike tours, and include comfy bikes, helmets, […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Nantucket Stargazing

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!

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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.

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Nantucket Community Sailing School – Offered Seasonally

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. Offered during the high season.

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What an honor to share #6 in @travelandleisure’s annual ranking of New England’s top resorts. Look at us,!

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Did you know The Nantucket Hotel is pet-friendly? Bringing your WHOLE family adds a little extra enjoyment to a Nantucket getaway 🐕

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It’s June and you know what that means….annual Monday night clambakes are right around the corner! See you June 20th for the first clambake of the season. ...

Throw the Nantucket wedding of your dreams with the help from our events team. From ceremonies, to receptions, accommodations, and transportation, we take care of it all. Bring to life the timeless wedding you’ve always envisioned. ...

There’s still time to book your stay for this year’s Wine & Food Festival (@nantucketwineandfood)! This annual celebration has quickly turned into a highlight of the season. Participate in events like the St. Tropez Soiree, Passport Wines around the World, and the Great British Afterparty. Closeout the weekend with our signature Sunday Brunch, sponsored by Chateau Minuty where you will get an exclusive taste of their rosé. ...

Chef Philip Sireci believes that cooking and music share a lot in common, and he has the experience to back his theory up. Before finding his way to the kitchen, Chef Sireci worked as an audio engineer and a guitarist with aspirations to be the next Eric Clapton. “Creating menus that satisfy a person’s five senses is like composing a song. Cooking and music require similar cadence of creativity”. Chef Sireci comes to us from New York City where he led the kitchen at @fineandrarenyc and @theflatironroom. He lands on Nantucket alongside his wife Marla and their adorable dog, Mona Lisa. ...

Join us in welcoming Urmas Karner as he takes the helm as General Manager of The Nantucket Hotel. Urmas comes to us from the Turks and Caicos where he once won Hotelier of the Year as GM of the Somerset on Grace Bay. “Now another island beckons… I look forward to applying my experience and enthusiasm for the benefit of our guests, visitors, the local community, and my co-worker family” says Karner. We are glad Nantucket beckoned him here and can’t wait to welcome him to The Nantucket family!

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It’s with great fondness that we bid farewell to General Manager Jamie Holmes. Jamie’s been with us since our opening day, way back in 2012, and has been a genial presence, a capable leader, and a good friend for all of his ten years at The Nantucket Hotel. Share a Jamie Holmes memory in the comment section, and join us in wishing him well in his next adventure!


There’s nothing more Nantucket than blooming hydrangeas. Looking forward to seeing these colors come bursting back in just a few short weeks. ...

We’ll see you again on March 5th! While we’re closed, this grand old hotel will receive some TLC and our employees are enjoying some much-deserved time off. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back soon enough! ...

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