Nantucket is an isolated and tiny island off of Cape Cod Massachusetts. It is a destination for many in the spring and fall but mostly in the summer. The wharves, as well as the cobblestoned streets, are lined with:
- Boutiques that are high-end
- Steepled churches
- Unpainted cedar-shingled buildings
It has a Whaling Museum that tells the story of when this was a 19th-century hub for whaling.
Tips for visiting
Here are some tips for visiting in this area;
- See the beaches first
- Escape the crowds
- Make it a romantic trip
- Visit the many shops
See the beaches
See the beaches first to get a more local and authentic experience in this area. Any of the beaches on Nantucket are a sight to be seen as you relax with the impressive surf. The dune filled beaches stretch on for miles.
If you love to shop, downtown Nantucket is the place to go as it has many pricey and not so pricey shops to browse through. While shopping does not forget to buy a Nantucket t-shirt as there are many to choose from, making a nice souvenir of your time here.
Escape the crowds
If you want to escape the tourist crowds, then the best time to visit Nantucket is between the months of April and May or September and October. If you visit during the summer months, you are asking to be mobbed by the crowds. When the crowds are gone what is left is the classic view of this island and shows why it is loved by so many.
If this is a romantic trip, The Galley restaurant is highly recommended for kissing with a view. This is a restaurant right on the water and you can find magnificent sunsets here. With a great view and good food, this is the perfect stop for a date night with your loved one.