Nantucket’s relatively flat terrain make it an ideal place to ditch the car and explore by bike. On busy summer days biking is often the easiest way to get around and once you get to your destination parking is as easy as putting down your kickstand.
One of the many amazing aspects Nantucket is the diversity of activities that are available throughout the summer. Whatever your kids are into chances are you'll find it on Nantucket. Try one or try them all we're sure your kids (and you) will enjoy them!
'Buy Local' is a popular rallying cry these days but here on the island it's more than just a passing fad. And the annual Christmas Stroll is a perfect example, since 1973 local merchants have been keeping their shops open late on the first Friday in December to celebrate the season. The first Stroll, was only three hours in duration but by all accounts it was a huge success. Over the years, the event has grown to become a nationally-renowned holiday event.
Today, Nantucket Christmas Stroll is in its 45th year starting Friday November 30th to December 2nd 2018.
The Inquirer and Mirror and Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest on Main Street, Wednesday October 31st. The kids are not the only ones that get to dress up, adults participate too. Many families dress up in themed costumes, trust us, you will not be the only one. The celebration starts in the afternoon as costumed participants should start arriving around 4:30 to be ready for the 5pm start of the parade at the base of Main Street.
Don't let those great costumes go unrewarded, before the parade a costume contest is held at the steps of the Methodist Church, the top prize going to the best-dressed family. After the parade each child gets a goodie bag and a ribbon. The fun does not have to stop here as most downtown businesses are open for trick-or-treaters. Whether you participate or just want to observe, this Halloween celebration is a great time for all. Off island on Halloween? Not to worry our downtown webcams point directly at the action.
Saturday, October 6th, 2018 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Milestone Cranberry Bog (220 Milestone Road)
Come celebrate the 15th Annual Nantucket Cranberry Festival.
The Eastern Shore of Nantucket includes several of the islands more remote beaches. The Eastern shore starts with the amazingly beautiful Coskata/Coatue and runs the length of the island ending with at the wide open easy to access Sconset beach. Access can be an issue on the Eastern shore please plan accordingly as may of the beaches require beach permits and 4 wheel drive to reach them.
Believe it or not Spring is on the way (as of 12:15pm, Tuesday March 3/20 to be exact). After a winter of frozen waves and record cold and snow it nice to look forward to longer days and warmer temps. Whether you're a local or visitor to this great island Spring on Nantucket can't be missed. The annual Nantucket Daffodil Festival is a favorite among locals and visitors.
Madaket, with it's tranquil harbor and tidal flats was where the first European settlers of Nantucket landed in 1659. Over the years the area served as a farming and fishing community, until modern transportation transformed it into an idyllic vacation spot.
A quick search on Kayak shows that there are some great prices on flights right now. Depending on where you're coming from flights are starting at $97 round trip from Boston, MA. Sites like Kayak and even the airline sites themselves typically offer an alert service that will notify you via email when flights go on sale. This can be an easy way to get a great deal on your next trip to Nantucket.
If you're looking to rent a vacation home on Nantucket but don't know where to start, you're not alone.
Recently the Internet has exploded with a number of website designed to make your search easier, but more often than not people find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of information available. Finding the perfect beach house or vacation villa isn't easy, but there are resources that can help guarantee you get the vacation you want.
The South Shore of Nantucket offers some of the finest beaches in the in the world. The following list is just a sample and include Surfside, Miacomet, Cisco, Tom Nevers and Nobadeer beaches. The South Shore does face open ocean swells making it popular for those seeking waves, but also more prone to rip currents.
Nantucket offers some of the finest beaches in the eastern United States, from the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge on it's northeastern shore to beautiful Madaket on it's western shore. Nantucket beaches have something for everyone, with protected beaches along the north shore to open ocean beaches along the south shore for those interested in catching a few waves.
The historic and idyllic village of Siasconset or as it's known to locals Sconset. A self contained community that has managed to maintain many of it's period charms. Founded over 300 years ago as a whaling outpost, Sconset is best known for it's timeless architecture and unique natural beauty.
According to the National Association of Realtors 18% of homes purchased in the Northeast in 2014 where either vacation or investment properties. The report goes on to detail that 31% of those sales were made with the intent of eventually converting into primary residences.