Spending time anywhere but the beach on Nantucket can be hard to justify. After all, the small island 30 miles from the coast of Cape Cod offers some of the most beautiful seascapes in the world. When you do mange to tear yourself away from the shoreline however, there is such an abundance of history around each corner of Nantucket’s 14 square miles. You’ll never have a problem finding rainy day activities. Every turn of the cobblestoned streets offers a glimpse into what life was like during the Island’s golden era as the whaling capital of the world.