The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce takes great pleasure in welcoming you to our island--one of the most unique, historic, and visually stunning places in the world. Originally a booming whaling port, Nantucket has been named a National Historic District and has changed little architecturally since the 17th century. Stately whaling captains' homes and old-fashioned lamps continue to line the streets, and the singular ambiance takes you back to a much simpler era.
Although you'll feel as if you've traveled back in time, you'll soon realize that, despite its diminutive size, this remote enclave offers the best in dining, shopping, arts & culture and sports.
Ferry service, major & local airlines, as well as airline charters, private boats and planes provide year-round service.
There is no reason to bring a car: enjoy miles of walking and biking paths, or use the public transit and taxi systems!
How to decide where to stay? There are numerous choices– from an historic Nantucket bed and breakfast in a vintage whaling captain's home to a luxurious, full-service hotel replete with all the modern amenities. If you're planning a longer visit, private home and cottage rentals are also available.