A Nantucket Guide

Originally posted in 2017, and updated in 2019.

Ok, I’ll admit that I might have a small obsession with Nantucket. She’s a lovely little island off the coast of Massachusetts that has a big presence. (Or maybe it’s just me.)

True to her seasonal nature, the summer months are packed with locals, summer families and visitors strolling, shopping, and dining in downtown. From fudge at Aunt Leah’s Fudge to resting your head at The Nantucket Hotel, Nantucket is a place for simple pleasures.

I want to share my favorite places on Nantucket with you so you can enjoy everything I love about the island.

Nantucket Travel Tips | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
eat & drink

The Nantucket food scene is great. And it’s more than seafood.

The Nantucket food scene is great. And it’s more than seafood.

Nantucket Travel Guide | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

Club Car

1 Main St
Nantucket, MA 02554
theclubcar.com

Club Car is awesome. Located in an old train car, this spot is great for lunch, drinks, and/or dinner. I’ve done all three of those things, I can honestly report that I don’t have a bad thing to say about it.

Nantucket Travel Guide | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

Nautilus

12 Cambridge St
Nantucket, MA 02554
nautilusnantucket.com

Nautilus is a must-try when you’re on the island. It reminds me of Long Grain in Camden, ME with a twist. I highly recommend snagging a resie because this is a tiny restaurant and v good.

The Digest

Nantucket Travel Guide | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Nantucket Travel Guide | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Nantucket Travel Guide | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Nantucket Travel Guide | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
stay

The hotels and b&bs on the Grey Lady are just as charming as the island.

The hotels and b&bs on the Grey Lady are just as charming as the island.

76 Main | Nantucket, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

76 Main

76 Main St
Nantucket, MA 02554
76main.com

Recently named the top hotel in New England by Conde Nast Traveler, 76 Main offers 20 rooms and suites, all day coffee and an incredible location. Right off on Main Street, the traditional New England Colonial-style house with black shutters is a quick walk to downtown. Though, once you check-in, you may not want to leave.

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a hotel guide for The Nantucket Hotel on her blog The Stopover

The Nantucket Hotel + Resort

77 Easton St
Nantucket, MA 02554
thenantuckethotel.com

The Nantucket Hotel is approximately a 10-minute walk from the ferry port and downtown. The hotel is fabulous. From the big red fire truck out front to the nautical vibes inside, you truly feel like you’re experiencing the best a hotel can offer.

The Digest

76 Main | Nantucket, MA | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com
Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a hotel guide for The Nantucket Hotel on her blog The Stopover
shop

If you love to shop, Nantucket won’t disappoint you. From small trinkets to luxe sprees, there are plenty of ways to spend your money.

If you love to shop, Nantucket won’t disappoint you. From small trinkets to luxe sprees, there are plenty of ways to spend your money.

Nantucket Travel Guide | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

Skinny Dip

23 Old South Wharf
Nantucket, MA 02554
shopthedip.com

Skinny Dip is a seasonal shop on Nantucket, but when they’re open, they carry lots of bright preppy wears. Stop by to peruse their latest brands and snag a few pieces for your collection.

Nantucket Travel Guide | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

Nantucket Whaler

7 Old South Wharf
Nantucket, MA 02554
wearingwhales.com

Nantucket Whaler has a small clothing shop on Old South Wharf. They make quality cotton items that are great for a chilly night or while you’re out sailing. I have their white cotton button-down and a grey cowlneck sweater.

The Digest

do

In addition to beaches, dining and, shopping, the island offers some cool things to do. Here are some of my favorites.

In addition to beaches, dining and, shopping, the island offers some cool things to do. Here are some of my favorites.

Nantucket Travel Guide | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

Capture Nantucket

capturenantucket.com

Capture Nantucket offers a lot of photo tour options – from camera phoners to experts looking to dabble in night photography, there’s something for everyone. It’s also a great way to get to know the island. I recommend this for anyone visiting the island.

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a hotel guide for The Nantucket Hotel on her blog The Stopover

Nantucket Culinary Center

22 Federal Street, Second Floor
Nantucket, MA 02554
nantucketculinary.com

If you’re looking for some fun activities while you’re on the island, definitely check out the Nantucket Culinary Center’s events calendar. It’s perfect for kids, a girlfriend getaway, or a larger dinner party.

The Digest

Nantucket Travel Tips | The Stopover by Meaghan Murray | meaghanmurray.com

A million thank yous to Nantucket Island Retail, The Nantucket Hotel + Resort and 76 Main for partnering on this post. All opinions and images are my own. And if you’re interested in reading more about my travel adventures, head over to the Travel section.

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a travel guide for Nantucket island on her blog The Stopover
powered by chlo├ędigital

Looking for Something?