One of my favorite things about Nantucket? No two days on the island need look alike! There’s truly a little something for everyone, foodies, beach bums, and photographers and art lovers included. For me, the following are all must-dos . . .
Rent a scooter and head to beautiful Siasconset A.K.A. the home of all those rose-covered cottages you’ve seen on Instagram - many of them dating back to the 1700s.
Simple as it may sound, a stroll around downtown Nantucket is always a good idea. Each and every corner is bursting with charm, the shopping is amazing and those with a sweet tooth (um, me!) will love Aunt Leah’s Fudge which is famous the world over and for good reason.
Spend a day soaking up the sun on one (or maybe even two) of the island’s beautiful beaches. With calm, shallow waters both Jetties Beach and Children’s Beach are great options while Madaket is known for it’s surf-ready waves. Steps Beach is a personal favorite and even better enjoyed with a picnic.
Whether it’s the history or the photo op that appeals, the many lighthouses of Nantucket are a must-visit. In the mood for a drive on the beach? Even the journey toward Great Point Light will feel like a mini-adventure. Brant Point Light however, is not only the second oldest lighthouse in America but one of the island’s most popular. Easy to reach and short in stature with a signature boardwalk it’s a local tradition to throw a penny into the water as the ferry passes by the light to ensure a return trip to Nantucket.