Holidaymakers looking for an great place to stay off the east coast of the United States may like to try Nantucket Town. Located on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, visitors will find many interesting things to do and see. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages and inns.
Nantucket has many sandy beaches, where holidaymakers can relax and soak up the sunshine. Holidaymakers can take part in numerous different watersports including boating, sailing, kayaking, swimming and surfing. Fishing is also very popular here with many boats taking holidaymakers out to sea to catch striped bass, bluefish, shark, tuna, fluke and cod amongst other fish species. Nantucket boasts several golf courses as well as fitness centres, spas and an ice rink. Cyclists can enjoy miles of cycle paths in Nantucket and the great views here can also be enjoyed by hiking or taking a boat trip around the island. Excellent 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 shops and markets located here.
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. 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 visitors to get to Nantucket Town 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 (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) as well as Los Angeles (LAX) New York (JFK) and many other U.S airports. Passengers can hire a car from various companies on the mainland and drive to Harwich Port where there are ferry crossings to Nantucket. There are also car rental companies and taxi services available at Nantucket Airport.