Where To Stay, Eat, And Play In Nantucket

Where to Stay

Stay at the stylish Greydon House. Inspired by the island’s history, its classic rooms are fit for a well-traveled captain with antique furniture, Indian block print bed linens, and the occasional playful detail. Spend your days exploring Nantucket’s rugged coastline and endless secret beaches, bookended with doses of history, art, and architecture.

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What to Do

Jetties Beach is your place for a do-nothing day. The open-air restaurant Sandbar does a $1 oyster happy hour, serves cocktails, and slings wings, sandwiches, and salads.

Surfside Beach - Vast and sandy with rougher surf.

Cycle Madaket Road Path. Rental Nantucket Bike Shop 4 or 10 Broad Street.

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation, ACK Trails that highlights all of the great “hikes,” which are more like low-impact walking paths through beautiful scenery.

What to See

The Whaling Museum The 46-foot skeleton of a sperm whale is quite a sight.

Nantucket Looms weaves textiles at their own studio, including cashmere throws and mohair wraps.

G.S. Hill Gallery island's artisans. 40 Straight Wharf.

Where to Eat

Company of The Cauldron Homemade popovers, and lobster bisque en route. 5 India St.

Stubby’s for chicken fingers and fries. 8 Steamboat Wharf.

Claudette’s meatloaf sandwiches. 10 Main St.

Sconset Café 8 Main St, Siasconset.

Proprietors 9 India St.

Dune for Atlantic halibut with coconut-lemongrass broth and chili-rubbed shrimp tostadas. 20 Broad St.

Sayle’s Seafood, mussels, clam chowder, lobster, corn on the cob, potatoes, butter, shrimp cocktail, and cheese platters. 99 Washington St Ext.

For ice cream, everyone goes to Juice Bar 12 Broad St.

For the best sandwiches at Something Natural 50 Cliff Road.

Where to Drink

Margaritas in Madaket at Millie's 326 Madaket Rd.

Cru is the fancy raw bar for martinis and oysters. 1 Straight Wharf.

Cisco Brewers the brewery. 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.

How to Get There

Getting to the island from Manhattan can be a little difficult, try Tradewinds affordable and super-efficient.

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