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Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

 

 

 

Brant PointThings To Do While Visiting Nantucket

Nantucket was named "Best Island in the World" in a 2012 National Geographic book 'Ten Best of Everything'.

• Nantucket provides many options for visitors and residents including museums, galleries, fine dining restaurants, historic sites, beaches, lighthouses, sailing, biking, surfing, fishing, golf, tennis and much more. The Island of Nantucket is a National Historic Landmark with more than 800 pre-Civil War houses.  Nantucket was the Whaling Capital of the world with over 100 whaling ships in the early 1800's. 

Nantucket's Whaling Museum is one of " 10 Places in America to Go Before You Die"  by Andrew Harper in 2009 on Yahoo Travel.

Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

Queen Canopy Room at Anchor Inn, Nantucket

The Nantucket Historical Association includes not only the Whaling Museum but also the Oldest House, Old Gaol, America's Oldest Windmill, the Hadwen House, Greater Light, and other sites. Historic walking tours are offered in season, with lectures, and Gams year round.
 
• TOWER TOUR: Climb to the top of the tower of the First Congregational Church for the best view of Nantucket and the harbor- and its right next door to the Anchor Inn!
 
• Bicycle around the island on over 35 miles of bicycle paths. Bring your own bike or rent a bicycle on Nantucket after you arrive.  
 
• Nantucket is surrounded by beaches...all free. You can walk for miles and experience the harbor side beaches with  sandbars for easy swimming or head to Surfside to enjoy the waves. Shells vary at different beaches, but you can always find Nantucket scallop shells.  Lifeguards are in specific locations in the summer.
Nantucket was named "3rd Best Beach Destination in America" in the 2012 Top 10 Beaches in the US by Travel Channel.
 
• Take a guided tour of the island. Many kinds of tours are available: walking tours, van tours, bike tours, nature tours, history tours, architectural tours and more. Explore the village of Sconset on the east end of the island with rose covered cottages in June or enjoy a magnificent Madaket sunset at the west end of the island. Wear comfortable walking shoes for our cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks. Transportation choices include tours,  bicycles, taxis, seasonal bus service, or you can rent a car or Jeep for a day. But please leave your car on the mainland.
 
• Picnic at Brant Point Lighthouse- just a short walk from Anchor Inn- don't forget your camera! We'll provide a cooler bag, ice packs and a beach towel.

• Nantucket Island has three lighthouses: Brant Point, Sankaty Light in Sconset , and Great Point Lighthouse.  You might spot Great Point in the distance from the ferry when you are traveling to Nantucket. When you depart Nantucket by ferry it is a tradition to throw 'two pennies overboard' when you 'round Brant Point Lighthouse, to ensure your return to Nantucket...and hopefully Anchor Inn!
 
• Artists love the light and colors of Nantucket's beauty. Sconset was once an Artist Colony. Today many art galleries in town have opening receptions on Friday nights in season, stroll downtown Nantucket and enjoy the art scene, featuring many local artists. The watercolor painting featured on our website banner was done by Edwin Rudd of Nantucket.
 
• Nantucket's quaint and historic downtown offers many unique shops, galleries and restaurants.  When shopping on Nantucket you can find Nantucket RedsTM (pants) or a Nantucket Lightship Basket (purse or jewelry) both are unique to Nantucket.  Our cobblestoned and tree lined Main Street was named "One of America's Greatest Main Streets" in Travel & Leisure 2012.
 
• Nantucket's rare coastal heathlands or "moors"  and sandplain grasslands habitat support rare and endangered birds and plants.
 
• Nantucket Island is unique in many areas...we have our own fresh water - it's great! Everyone on Nantucket recycles- it's the island thing to do. Our award winning landfill creates reusable compost. No plastic bags are allowed...since 1990, biodegradable packaging is required on Nantucket.  Through many years of conservation efforts almost 50% of the island is protected. Conservation and preservation efforts are in the forefront of our community.
 
• Here is a list of many more events and things to do on the island:

• Daffodil Festival in April.
• Nantucket Wine Festival in May
• Nantucket Film Festival in June
• Nantucket Book Festival in June
• July 4th Main Street celebration
• Boston POPS Concert in August
• August Antiques Show & Lectures
• August House & Garden Tour
• Garden Festival
• Nantucket Race Week-wooden sailboats
• Ironman Race & Triathlon
• Comedy Festival
• Dance Festival-ballet
• Sandcastle Contest
• Summer Concert Series
• Maritime Festival in Sept
• Cranberry Harvest Festival in Oct
• Birding Festival
• Spring & Fall Restaurant Week
• Halloween Parade
• Nantucket Christmas Stroll  
• Lectures, Book signings, Gams
• Historic Crafts Classes
• Art Classes: Sketching/ Painting
• Atheneum- historic library and lecture hall
• Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
• Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
• Maria Mitchell Science Center
• Star Gazing at the Observatory
• Sailing, Kayaks, Boat Rentals
• Fishing, Crabbing, Scalloping
• Hike Tuppancy or Sanford Farm
• Naturalist Jeep trip to Great Point
• Tour Cisco Brewery
• Quaker Meeting House Research Library

Many of these events and places are highlighted in the seasonal newsletter with wonderful photos created by our web designer Nantucket.Net
Be our guest and view the next season of Nantucket events:  CLICK HERE.
For an up to date listing of activities the week you are here, pick up a copy of YESTERDAY'S ISLAND newspaper on the ferry or at the airport, we'll also have copies at the inn for you on arrival.    

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