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Nantucket
Windswept beaches, sand dunes, blinking lighthouses and a charming pace of life await on this 50-square mile island. The world's former top whaling port is now designated a National Historic District. Leave the car and take the shuttle or bike around. Seaside cottages, old whaling captains' mansions and historic harbors contain quaint inns, boutique stores, chowder shacks and upscale dining delights. Swim, surf or load up the tackle for Nantucket's excellent striper, bluefish and bonito fishing.

All things to do » Things to do

Whaling Museum
Whaling Museum
The history of Nantucket's whaling industry and artifacts are exhibited at this museum.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Great Point Light
Great Point Light
Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986.
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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Surfside Beach
Surfside Beach
Oceanside Nantucket beach.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Nantucket Atheneum
Nantucket Atheneum
Attraction type: Libraries; Educational Sites; Museums
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Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Sankaty Head Lighthouse(Siasconset)
Built in 1850, this distinctive brick lighthouse stands on a bluff 90 feet above sea level.
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Petticoat Row Bakery
Petticoat Row Bakery
Ranked #1 of 112 restaurants in Nantucket
Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert
Le Languedoc Inn & Bistro
Le Languedoc Inn & Bistro
Ranked #2 of 112 restaurants in Nantucket
Price: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Oran Mor
Oran Mor
Ranked #3 of 112 restaurants in Nantucket
Price: $29 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Company of the Cauldron
Company of the Cauldron
Ranked #4 of 112 restaurants in Nantucket
Price:
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Juice Bar
Juice Bar
Ranked #5 of 112 restaurants in Nantucket
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Centerboard Inn
Centerboard Inn
$119 - $495
Ranked #1 of 44 Nantucket B&B and Inns
The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
$175 - $3,680
Ranked #1 of 12 hotels in Nantucket
Seven Sea Street Inn
3.5 of 5
Seven Sea Street Inn
$124 - $456
Ranked #3 of 44 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Regatta Inn
Regatta Inn
$199 - $469
Ranked #2 of 44 Nantucket B&B and Inns
Union Street Inn
Union Street Inn
$179 - $599
Ranked #4 of 44 Nantucket B&B and Inns
Century House
Century House
$332 - $441
Ranked #5 of 44 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Wauwinet
4.0 of 5
The Wauwinet
$313 - $865
Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Nantucket
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