What to Do on Nantucket
Collected by Alison Abbott , AFAR Local Expert
Nantucket is known as an exclusive vacation destination, and it's easy to just sink into a beach chair and relax. But there are plenty of other activities to keep both adults and children busy, from biking and hiking to exploring lighthouses and wandering through the charming town.
Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
Nearly half of Nantucket is open space and conservation land. Much of the island remains undiscovered unless you brave the isolated beaches and go off-roading. If deflating your tires and conquering sand trails sounds intimidating, instead explore...
27 Bank St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
This breathtaking path on the high bluffs of Siasconset village (a.k.a. 'Sconset) takes you along the dunes and across the back yards of some of the priciest real estate on the island. At times, enjoying the million-dollar views of the gardens and...
10 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
There are over 35 miles of bike paths that connect all areas of Nantucket, and cycling is a fantastic way to explore and get up close to the island’s natural beauty. A loop from Nantucket town to ‘Sconset is an 18-mile round-trip. The routes are...
Easton St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
Brant Point Lighthouse is the second-oldest in the United States and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Still in operation, the 26-foot tower sits close to the water's edge on a spit of land forming the entrance to...
12 W Miacomet Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
While there are several private golf clubs where you have to play "who-do-you-know" to get on the course, the award-winning Miacomet Golf Club is open to the public. Operating throughout the year, this challenging 18-hole course offers first come,...
14 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
Nantucket inspires creativity, and that spirit is on display at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market, which takes place every Saturday throughout the summer season. Supporting the local economy of growers, makers, and artisans,...
118 Cliff Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
Although Nantucket might be better known for its bike paths, there are several great hiking/running trails in the Sanford Farm & Ram Pasture conservation area. Used for grazing sheep and cows in the 17th and 18th centuries, this spot now offers...
Nantucket, MA, USA
Visiting Nantucket town can be like stepping back in time. The charming, cobblestoned streets are paved with stone originally used as ballast in ships arriving into port in the 17th century, and there are no stop lights. You won't find big-box...
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