- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This tiny island – dubbed “Best Island in the World” by National Geographic – is situated 30 miles off Cape Cod’s southern coast. A Native American word, Nantucket translates into “faraway island” or “land far out to sea.” The 50-square-mile island has been home to indigenous peoples, Quakers, whalers, counterculture free spirits and the upper echelons of industry and commerce. At its heart, Nantucket is an unassuming island of disarming natural beauty. As such, it’s the summer playground to 12 of the world’s richest billionaires. The island, designated a National Historic Landmark, offers myriad sights and a rich, living history. Well-preserved historical sites include the African Meeting House, Brant Point Light, the First Congregational Church, the Hadwen House, the Maria Mitchell Association, the Nantucket Atheneum (local library), the Oldest House, the Pacific National Bank, the “Three Bricks” (which has a very interesting construction history), and the Whaling Museum. Most sites are within walking distance of each other. Save some time to appreciate the charms of Main Street. Named “One of America’s Greatest Main Streets” by editors at Travel + Leisure magazine, it features shady, cobblestone streets and byways, with au courant shops, quirky museums, grand galleries, and quaint cafes housed in weathered 18th and 19th-century buildings. Nearly half of Nantucket’s 30,000 acres are protected under the stewardship of the Land Bank and Conservation Foundation. Within these pastoral tracts, guests can appreciate 100 botanical and 300 bird species. A 32-mile network of gently meandering bicycle paths invites exhilarating exploration of town and its hinterlands.
INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Nantucket Included Hop-On Hop-Off tour