Nantucket

Nantucket, photo by Carodiver
Nantucket (photo by Carodiver)
 

Nantucket is an island 30 miles (50 km) south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

A former center of the whaling industry, the island offers quiet harbors, dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, lighthouses, beautiful old mansions and gardens, and an interesting maritime history.

Whale, seal and bird watching are three popular outdoor activities, and boats for viewing are readily available.

Nantucket is a small island (3.5 miles wide by 14 miles long), but is served by regular ferry service from the mainland.

While most popular in the summer, the island can be visited at any time of the year. The summer population of 55,000 residents dwindles to 12,000 during the off-season, making for a quieter visit.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Vanessa Noel Hotel

This boutique hotel located in the heart of Nantucket boasts an in-house cafe and shop. Children’s Beach and the ferry to Cape Cod are both within easy walking distance. Average score from 82 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$175 - $545

 
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Jared Coffin House

This historic Nantucket hotel is located just 15 minutes’ walk from Brant Point Beach and Lighthouse. The Nantucket Whaling Museum is a 2-minute walk away. Average score from 139 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$175 - $265

 
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Vanessa Noel Hotel Green

Located in the heart of downtown Nantucket, this eco-friendly designer hotel is less than 5 minutes’ walk to shopping and restaurants in Nantucket Historical District, Children’s Beach and the Hyannis- Nantucket Ferry. Average score from 90 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$140 - $850

 
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Sherburne Inn

Located in downtown Nantucket, this bed and breakfast boasts spacious guest rooms overlooking the gardens, with private en suite bathrooms. A fresh continental breakfast is served each morning and a free wine hour is available in the afternoon. Average score from 50 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$179

 
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White Elephant Hotel

Located alongside the Nantucket Harbour, this hotel boasts an on-site spa as well as rooms with scenic waterfront views. Boutique shops and art galleries are within 10 minutes’ walk. Average score from 72 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$1250

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Greydon House

Greydon House

Set in Nantucket's downtown historic district, Greydon House is 66 metres from the Nantucket Whaling Museum and 290 metres from the ferry docks. Greydon House welcomes guests to a full service, locally inspired restaurant and bar. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$169

 
$1699.5
Sherburne Inn

Sherburne Inn

Located in downtown Nantucket, this bed and breakfast boasts spacious guest rooms overlooking the gardens, with private en suite bathrooms. A fresh continental breakfast is served each morning and a free wine hour is available in the afternoon. Average score from 50 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$179

 
$1799.5
White Elephant Village

White Elephant Village

These luxury Nantucket accommodations are located just 5 minutes' walk from the harbour and boast a heated outdoor pool and free bikes for hire. Jetties Beach is 15 minutes’ walk away. Average score from 75 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$1150

 
$11509.5
Seven Sea Street Inn

Seven Sea Street Inn

Located on a quiet street in the historic district of Nantucket, The Seven Sea Street Inn is a short walk to Harbor Beach and Main Street. It serves breakfast and features rooms with flat-screen cable TVs and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 154 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$148 - $199

 
$1489.2
Brass Lantern Inn

Brass Lantern Inn

This charming Nantucket inn offers free Wi-Fi and uniquely decorated rooms that include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Jetties Beach is 1 mile away and Brant Point Lighthouse is half a mile away. Average score from 110 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$155 - $365

 
$1559.1
White Elephant Hotel

White Elephant Hotel

Located alongside the Nantucket Harbour, this hotel boasts an on-site spa as well as rooms with scenic waterfront views. Boutique shops and art galleries are within 10 minutes’ walk. Average score from 72 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$1250

 
$12509.1
Cliff Lodge

Cliff Lodge

Cliff Lodge is located in Nantucket, 400 metres from Nantucket Whaling Museum and 500 metres from Nantucket Atheneum. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is equipped with a TV. Some units feature a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$153

 
$1538.8
Martin House Inn

Martin House Inn

Located in Nantucket, 300 metres from Nantucket Whaling Museum, Martin House Inn features free WiFi access and free private parking. You will find a shared lounge at the property. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$110

$1108.7
Nantucket Periwinkle

Nantucket Periwinkle

Nantucket Periwinkle provides accommodations in Nantucket with easy access to local attractions. Free WiFi access is available. All rooms at Nantucket Periwinkle are air-conditioned and feature bathrobes and TV with cable channels. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$144

 
$1448.7
Jared Coffin House

Jared Coffin House

This historic Nantucket hotel is located just 15 minutes’ walk from Brant Point Beach and Lighthouse. The Nantucket Whaling Museum is a 2-minute walk away. Average score from 139 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$175 - $265

 
$1758.7
Nantucket Inn

Nantucket Inn

This hotel on Nantucket Island is 3 miles from the Nantucket Whaling Museum and Nantucket town centre. The hotel offers free shuttle services to the town centre and Surfside Beach. Guest rooms feature satellite TV and the Showtime channel. Average score from 98 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$365

 
$3658.5
The Beachside

The Beachside

This Nantucket hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, and rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator. Jetties Beach is half a mile away. Bright rooms feature a seating area along with a patio. Average score from 202 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$390

 
$3908.0
Vanessa Noel Hotel

Vanessa Noel Hotel

This boutique hotel located in the heart of Nantucket boasts an in-house cafe and shop. Children’s Beach and the ferry to Cape Cod are both within easy walking distance. Average score from 82 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$175 - $545

 
$1757.5
Vanessa Noel Hotel Green

Vanessa Noel Hotel Green

Located in the heart of downtown Nantucket, this eco-friendly designer hotel is less than 5 minutes’ walk to shopping and restaurants in Nantucket Historical District, Children’s Beach and the Hyannis- Nantucket Ferry. Average score from 90 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$140 - $850

 
$1407.4

Highlights:

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Combination
Boat Tours
1. Sailing.

2. Kayaking.

3. Whale and seal watching tours.
Natural
Beaches
Nantucket is known for its many beaches. As a general rule, beaches located on the south side of the island (Cisco, Surfside, Madaket, Siasconset) have heavier surf and are slightly cooler water than beaches on the north side (Children's, Jetties, Dionis, Coatue/Great Point).
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Museums
Natural
Kayaking and Canoeing
Windsports
Fishing
Ocean Wildlife
Wildlife and Plants

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