Nantucket Online

About Nantucket

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. 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!

The Past Into The Present

Liberty Street, one of the oldest byways on Nantucket, was once the home to one of the Island’s most prominent homeowners. The original owner of a home built at 20 Liberty was Silas Jones Jr. a whaling captain. The eighteenth-century structure built by Jones was removed from the site in the.... Read more

An Introduction to Mediums

There are more than 30 art galleries on Nantucket Island. Artists are everywhere, using every technique, every medium and every style. Nantucket, as ever, hosts a mix of pieces from all over the world – iconic seascapes, fiery colored abstracts, sculptures, carvings, fish prints – the sheer.... Read more

Choosing Art

Everyone who visits Nantucket knows exactly what makes the island so special. It’s something you hold on to during those dreary winter months, a memory of what you have to look forward to when you come back. Then during those winter months, somebody asks you what it is, specifically, that’s.... Read more

What To Do Under The Sun

One thing you’ll never hear someone on Nantucket say is that there’s nothing to do. No matter what your pleasure, our Island has something that is sure to tickle your fancy. Perhaps you’re a sailor, or at least dream of being one. Well, you’re in luck, as Nantucket’s history is tied... Read more