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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
Owner description: Restored in 2005, the Whaling Museum features top-quality exhibits and galleries, as well as daily programs and tours that bring to life the history of this magical island. The... more Owner description: Restored in 2005, the Whaling Museum features top-quality exhibits and galleries, as well as daily programs and tours that bring to life the history of this magical island. The museum is home to a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a restored 1847 oil and candle factory, and countless Nantucket artifacts and treasures. A relaxing, fully-accessible rooftop observation deck offers stunning views of Nantucket harbor. less
Attraction type: Specialty 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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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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Madaket Beach
Madaket Beach
Located on the south side of Nantucket, this beach is known for its rough surf.
Attraction type: Beaches
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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 141 Restaurants in Nantucket
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout
Dune
Dune
Ranked #2 of 141 Restaurants in Nantucket
Price: $45 - $65
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Millie's
Millie's
Ranked #3 of 141 Restaurants in Nantucket
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fog Island Cafe
Fog Island Cafe
Ranked #4 of 141 Restaurants in Nantucket
Price:
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups, Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Something Natural
Something Natural
Ranked #5 of 141 Restaurants in Nantucket
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Regatta Inn
Regatta Inn
$177 - $556
Ranked #1 of 38 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
$175 - $3,680
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Nantucket
Brass Lantern Inn
3.0 of 5
Brass Lantern Inn
$173 - $606
Ranked #2 of 38 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
$297 - $780
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Nantucket
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The Veranda House Hotel Collection
4.0 of 5
The Veranda House Hotel Collection
$254 - $578
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Nantucket
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Centerboard Inn
Centerboard Inn
$165 - $658
Ranked #3 of 38 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

White Elephant
4.5 of 5
White Elephant
$466 - $2,588
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Nantucket
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White Elephant Village | Residences & Inn
4.5 of 5
White Elephant Village | Residences & Inn
$519 - $2,224
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Nantucket
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Jared Coffin House
4.0 of 5
Jared Coffin House
$218 - $813
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Nantucket
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