Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there a bridge to Nantucket? No, Nantucket is an island off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts and only accessible by sea and by air.

Where should I stay on Nantucket? Nantucket offers a rich diversity of accommodations ranging from full-service resorts to quaint bed and breakfasts. While there are more than 900 rooms available, another option for larger familes and groups it to rent a private home through a real estate agent.

Do I need a car on Nantucket? No...It is not necessary to bring a car to Nantucket. Bicycles are popular means of transportation, and there are paved bike paths leading to all ends of the island. Rental vehicles and taxis are also available, and the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority provides island wide seasonal shuttle service.

Is Nantucket accessible to people with special needs? There is ongoing effort on Nantucket to improve accessibility to al. A guide for visitors with special needs is published by the Commission on Disability and is available by contacting the Chamber, Nantucket Visitor Services or the Commission directly at 508-228-8085. Be sure to look for the “W” symbol appearing throughout our member listings and our Official Guidebook for businesses who state they are wheelchair accessible.

When are the Daffodil Festival and Christmas Stroll this year? Our world famous Christmas Stroll takes place each year on the first weekend in December and our delightful celebration of spring, the Daffodil Festival happens the last weekend in April.  These Chamber-sponsored events and many more annual festivals and happenings can be found in Special Events.

As a summer worker, how can I secure housing and a job? For information housing, cost of living and other regional information, we suggest you check our regional website,  The most comprehensive listing of available jobs and  rentals are located in the classified sections of Nantucket's media:
The Inquirer & Mirror



Nantucket Regional Transit Authority