So to jump start your planning, we've put together a must-see list featuring 10 attractions within walking distance to the Boat Basin Marina. Whether you're looking for a great dining spot, or want to get a little history lesson in on your visit, we've got the perfect spots for you to check out:
1. To Start Off: Brunch: Black-Eyed Susan's
10 India Street, Nantucket
What's a day on the island without a solid brunch to start off with. With simple American style options like buttermilk pancakes (yum!) and tri-fold cheese omelettes, starting your day off here is never a bad idea.
2. History: The Whaling Museum
15 Broad Street, Nantucket
There's no better way to learn about Nantucket's history and check out the 46 foot whale skeleton than by visiting the Whaling Museum.
3. For the Kids: Nantucket Aquarium
28 Washington Street, Nantucket
Located right near the marina, this small spot is a must see if you're traveling with kids. They'll be able to see local fish up close and can get their hands wet in the touch tank.
4. Sightseeing: Brant Point Lighthouse
2 Easton St, Nantucket
Take a stroll out to one of Nantucket's picturesque lighthouses and snap some beautiful pictures of the harbor.
5. Beach Excursions: Young's Bicycle Shop
6 Broad Street, Nantucket
While the local bike shop might not be your destination, what better way to see the island than by bike? Stop by the shop to pick up a bike for the afternoon and then you're free to explore!
If you want to spend your day relaxing in the sand, check out either Children's Beach or take a stroll a little further to Jettis Beach for an afternoon of sun, sand, and maybe even surfing.
7. Shopping: Main Street
Wander down Main Street and pop in to some of Nantucket's finest shops. Whether you're on the hunt for a summer polo or a souvenir to take back, you'll find everything you're looking for on this main drag.
8. Art: The Artists' Association of Nantucket
19 Washington Street, Nantucket
From handmade Nantucket baskets to beautiful scenic paintings, if you're an art lover, you have to stop by and check out some of Nantucket's best local artists' designs.
9: Dinnertime: Trendy Dining: Lola 41
15 South Beach St, Nantucket
The talk of the town even in the off-season is Lola 41. With their delicious sushi bar and inviting ambiance, grab your date and book a table at Lola 41 for a romantic dinner.
10. Dinnertime: Casual Dining: Slip 14
14 Old South Wharf, Nantucket
Casual dining at its best. This bar/restaurant has great food and even better views. Stop by for a sunset drink or an afternoon bite.