The Best Way to Visit Nantucket MA This Summer

Jump into the deep blue Atlantic with a visit to our tiny island in the sea this summer. We have everything you need to know about making the most of your trip and seeing the island like a local. From great bars to the best mode of transportation, there is so much to learn about the island. Discover the best way to visit Nantucket MA and start enjoying the sunshine and sand! 

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The Best Way to Visit Nantucket MA

Start planning the ultimate visit to Nantucket, MA. The perfectly sea-worn island is every beach lover’s dream and guaranteed to be a trip you won’t forget. Discover the best way to visit Nantucket, MA with our guide to the island!  

  • How to Get To Nantucket

The Steamship Authority and the Hy-Line are the two central ferry systems that come into the island. Both offer high-speed options, but if you want to tote your vehicle along, you’ll want to catch the Steamship. The ferries are the best way to get excited for your arrival in Nantucket as you float through the gentle waves and into the wide-open ocean. Learn more about Nantucket’s premier ferry services before you travel! 

  • What To Do

Activities are endless on the shores of Nantucket. Whether your vacation type is relaxing on the beach or staying busy exploring the coast, there is something special waiting for you.

Biking is a great way to see the island in its purest form. Grab a bike from Young’s and ride to some of the most scenic destinations in the world. Or book a bike tour and let the professionals show you around. Either way, you’ll want to plan your two-wheel adventure when you get to the island.

Plan a trip to Jetties or Steps Beach for a lazy day in the sand. Nantucket’s beaches are some of the best in the world because of the cliffside views and gorgeous dunes. Children’s Beach, located inside of the Nantucket Sound, is the ideal spot to enjoy a swim for all skill levels.  

It’s no secret that Nantucket boasts some of the best restaurants and bars in the world. Grab a drink at The Gaslight and enjoy an intimate setting with daily live music. Check out Galley Beach for a fruity cocktail and your toes in the sand.  

  • Horatio - Door Signage - CloseupWhere to Stay

Combine neighborly hospitality with a convenient downtown location at Anchor Inn. Book your stay in the second-story Horatio Room and enjoy a plush queen-size bed, and in-room washbasin (along with private bathroom), luxurious Malin + Goetz bath products, and a complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay. 

All of our guests can take advantage of our five-star amenities like our beach service, including beach towels and chairs, and our friendly concierge service who hold all of the best kept Nantucket secrets. Let us introduce you to Nantucket this year!