Flock serves as a hub of activity both for knitters attending her year-round workshops and for visitors looking to choose supplies as souvenirs... Read more
Nantucket! The name alone conjures up a kaleidoscope of images: history, beaches, the ocean, restaurants, shopping, the list goes on. You’ll find all of those and more in a world-class setting here on the Little Grey Lady. Of course, with so much to do and see, you’ll want to make sure you plan ahead, and that’s where Nantucket Online comes in. We’re your one-stop-shop for all of the information you’ll need to plan an absolutely unforgettable visit to this magical island. Whether your plan is to immerse yourself in local history at the famed Nantucket Whaling Museum, tour the island’s many villages, peruse local shops, or just relax on your own stretch of our miles of wide-open beaches, we’ve got you covered. From local weather to the island bus schedule to a map of the island to help you get around, it’s all right here.
One of the first things you’ll want to do is order a few of our Nantucket-specific magazines. They’ll help you familiarize yourself with lodging options, local attractions, and a lot of things particular to Nantucket that will make your visit more enjoyable.
You’ll also want to make sure that you secure lodging as soon as possible, because hotels and B&Bs fill up quickly, especially around popular festivals and holidays like the Nantucket Daffodil Festival or Christmas Stroll. We have a comprehensive Calendar of Events that you can peruse to see what is happening on the island. And don’t forget to take time to eat while you’re here. Check out our full list of island restaurants and menus and experience all the culinary joys Nantucket has to offer. Don’t miss out on our chef profiles!
Way back when in the olden days – as far back as the 1990s, I mean – the lack of activities on Nantucket, especially in the winter, was a major complaint. Once the season changed, the visitors left, and the beaches weren’t quite so inviting, what were kids of all ages to do with their time? Read more
While Nantucket is known for many things, perhaps one of the best known is the Nantucket bay scallop. Read more
"You live here?," a tourist will ask. "Even in the winter?" In response, almost any year-rounder’s face will soften... Read more
Paul McCarthy creates one-of-a-kind woodcarvings that become instant treasures admired by all who see them. His woodcarvings are the next best thing to stepping back in time. Read more
The Sheep Grazing Program started in 2005 by the Science Department at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Though the program is no longer active this article provides an informative overview of this very fascinating study of landscape and livestock on Nantucket. Read more