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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.

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Whaling Museum
Whaling Museum
The history of Nantucket's whaling industry and artifacts are exhibited at this museum.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Brant Point Lighthouse
Brant Point Lighthouse
Established in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse has been in service more than 250 years.
Attraction type: Lighthouses; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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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Madaket Beach
Madaket Beach
Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
Attraction type: Beaches
Great Point Light
Great Point Light
Owner description: Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986. Located on the Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge. You can get a... more Owner description: Towering more than 60 feet, this historic lighthouse was established in 1784, destroyed in 1984 and rebuilt in 1986. Located on the Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge. You can get a tour of the lighthouse if you join one of the Trustees of Reservations guided natural history tours. less
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream
The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 136 Restaurants in Nantucket
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout
Dune
Dune
Ranked #2 of 136 Restaurants in Nantucket
Price: $45 - $65
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Fog Island Cafe
Fog Island Cafe
Ranked #3 of 136 Restaurants in Nantucket
Price:
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Millie's
Millie's
Ranked #4 of 136 Restaurants in Nantucket
Cuisines: American, Bar, Mexican, Seafood, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Something Natural
Something Natural
Ranked #5 of 136 Restaurants in Nantucket
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Regatta Inn
Regatta Inn
$144 - $553
Ranked #1 of 42 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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76 Main
2.5 of 5
76 Main
$174 - $567
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Nantucket
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Centerboard Inn
Centerboard Inn
$144 - $512
Ranked #3 of 42 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Union Street Inn
4.0 of 5
Union Street Inn
$288 - $780
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Nantucket
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Seven Sea Street Inn
3.5 of 5
Seven Sea Street Inn
$254 - $626
Ranked #2 of 42 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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The Veranda House Hotel Collection
4.0 of 5
The Veranda House Hotel Collection
$187 - $518
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Nantucket
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

White Elephant
4.5 of 5
White Elephant
$444 - $2,280
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Nantucket
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White Elephant Village | Residences & Inn
4.5 of 5
White Elephant Village | Residences & Inn
$449 - $2,887
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Nantucket
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The Wauwinet
4.5 of 5
The Wauwinet
$448 - $1,515
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Nantucket
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.