About Nantucket Island

The Magic of Escapism.

Most visitors first experience Nantucket from a boat’s deck as they round Brant Point. With great anticipation, the view of Nantucket Town is spectacular. A National Historic Landmark, the Town consists of more than 800 buildings that were built before the Civil War; a living testament to the great wealth “Nantucketers” earned from being at the center of the whaling industry.  This history permeates the Island, but it is a living history, not a museum. Today, Nantucket is home to over 10,000 year-round residents and 50,000 seasonal residents.

There are so many simple pleasures to partake of on Nantucket. Whether it’s sailing, fishing, swimming, beach bumming, bicycle riding, sampling fine restaurants, shopping,  or enjoying live theater, museums, parades, pageants, fireworks, tennis or golf, Nantucket offers them all – and then some.

The Light Breezes and Gentle Fog of early Nantucket Mornings…

On Nantucket, there’s always a nice, comfortable breeze and the morning fog is a welcome companion on a bike ride to the beach. A seagull’s call, the ferry’s whistle as it leaves the harbor, the surf’s roar, and your family’s laughter are among the many joyous sounds that will call you to the Island year after year and Nantucket will enter your heart as it has for many generations of visitors.

The Nantucket on Instagram

It’s a great day to have a great day. Happy 4th from all of us at The Nantucket Hotel 🇺🇸 📸: @howieguja
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Sights and scenes like this surround you on the pleasant stroll into town from our front door 📸: @pjhavel
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Did you know that the cottages at The Nantucket Hotel are dog-friendly? 👋 to @hunt.the.whoodle who was with us recently!
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In-room breakfast never looked so good 📸: @jackiegreaney // @pjhavel
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We’re having so much fun sorting through your #MyVintageSummer submissions and we’re excited to announce the second winner!Congrats to @daniellemalfitanaduane whose photo is filled with the splashy summer-y energy we’re channeling this summer. We turned her vintage summer photo into this poster to use in our Season 2020 advertising campaign and she will be receiving a voucher for two-night stay with us or our sister resort on Martha’s Vineyard, @winnetu.mv. We’re picking two more winners this summer so keep those submissions coming! Share it with us using the #MyVintageSummer hashtag or tap the link in our bio to learn how to submit if your Instagram account is set to private.
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Summer looks good on the neighborhood. What’s your favorite evening stroll in Brant Point?
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Summer rituals are already in motion at The Nantucket. A late afternoon dip at Jetties? Book by the pool? Walk to Brant Point? Cocktail on the porch? What’s your favorite summer ritual on Nantucket? 📸: @laurenswells
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Who’s excited to roll right into a timeless summer? Tap the link in our bio to learn about all the fun new experiences we’re offering this summer! 📸: @prepfordwife // @marcsford
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Love this time of the year and LOVE being able to welcome our guests back. Thinking about joining us this year and wondering what summer at the hotel or on the island is looking like this year? Head on over to the link in our bio to learn about how we’re making this summer special 📸: @merhanson
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We’re back open to the public starting tomorrow and ready for a #TimelessSummer on Nantucket. Head on over to the link in our bio to learn about the new experiences, amenities, and activities we’re offering this season.
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We’re also excited to announce the first winner of our #MyVintageSummer campaign! Congrats to @amoskovitz on her winning vintage photo submission. We loved this shot on the beach from her childhood - it reminds us of everything we love about summer!
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Feeling grateful today 📸: @mistrichins
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This week we spoke with Jasper Young, third generation Nantucketer at the family business. With their iconic spinning sign, @youngsbikeshop is a familiar sight to anyone who’s ever disembarked at Nantucket’s Steamship Authority Wharf. Tap our story for a link to our conversation with Jasper!
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It’s always magical here, but when the blooms start arriving there’s a little extra magic 📸: @zofiaphoto
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This week we spoke with Don Peacock of @tallshiplynx. Tap our Story for a link to read our a Island Spotlight about the history of the ship and Don’s involvement with the Lynx Educational Foundation
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Sunny days and flowers are here to stay | 📸: @nantucketsarah @fishernantucket
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Make Mother’s Day extra special this year with a delicious take-out feast prepared and packaged by Chef Al and his team at Breeze. Get your order in by this Thursday (May 7th) and we’ll get prepping for you! Link in bio for details.
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Daffodils on our mind today.. 📸: @ackchamber #ACKDaffy
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Our friends over at @ackhistory putting it in context 📸: @jessicajenkinsphotography .
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This week, we spoke with Jack Fritsch , proprietor of @nantucketantiques and antiquarian extraordinaire. Check out the link in our bio to read about his favorite artifacts over the years, and how a career in Evolutionary Biology first brought him to Nantucket .
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Friday is for #DogsOfQuarantine and @easton.the.nantucket.pup is ours! Share a picture of your quarantined pup with us! .
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