Holidaymakers looking for an exciting island vacation off east coast of the United States may like to try Nantucket. There are many interesting things to do and see on this Massachusetts island off the U.S North East coast. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages and inns.
This delightful island has many sandy beaches, where holidaymakers can relax and enjoy the sunshine. Numerous watersports can be done off the island coasts including boating, sailing, kayaking, swimming and surfing. Fishing is very popular here with many vessels taking holidaymakers out to sea to catch the like of striped bass, bluefish, shark, tuna, fluke and cod. There are several golf courses on the island and visitors can get some private instruction from the Nantucket Golf Academy. Several fitness centres and spas are located here too as well as an ice rink, while for children there are various summer camps. There are many miles of cycle paths on the island with several stores from which to rent bikes. Numerous restaurants, bars and inns are located here offering a wide range of cuisine ranging from fine dining to take out food. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the gourmet shops and markets on the island. Many shops are situated here selling gift items, jewellery, clothing, books, antiques and much more.
Nantucket has numerous galleries open to the public including South Wharf Gallery, G.S Hill Gallery and Pierce Galleries. The island also houses a few museums such as the Lightship Basket Museum and the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. The Maria Mitchell Association contains an aquarium and an observatory. Visitors to the island will find year round entertainment at the Starlight Theater and the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. Various boat excursions offer tourists the chance to observe wildlife and go whale watching. Tours of some of the island’s sites and historic buildings are offered too including a visit to Cisco Brewers.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average high temperature of 26 degrees centigrade, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average high temperature of 0 degrees centigrade and average low of -10. October and November are generally the wettest months of the year with an average of 11.3 and 11.7 centimetres respectively per month.
The easiest way for international travellers to get to Nantucket is to fly in to Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston and get a connecting flight to Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) with Cape Air. Boston has flights from major cities such as Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Rome as well as Los Angeles, New York, Washington and many other U.S destinations. Passengers can hire a car from various companies located at the airport and drive to Harwich Port where there are ferry crossings to Nantucket.