If you think Massachusetts can’t get any more charming than Cape Cod, you would be very wrong. If you travel just thirty miles south you will find one of the most quintessential picture perfect postcards of New England, Nantucket. This tiny island is incredibly quaint, and don’t let its small stature have you believing that there aren’t a ton of things to do. William Bailey Travel reminds the traveler that great things do come in small packages.
Nantucket is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Whether you prefer the gentle waters of Nantucket sound or the wilder ocean waves, Nantucket has a beach you will love. With miles of bike paths to all parts of the Nantucket, a bike is the ideal way to get around. You can rent bikes or bring your own, and there’s even a guide offering Nantucket Bike Tours. You’ve come to an island; of course you want to have fun both on and in the waters of Nantucket. There is a ton to do on Nantucket: boating, fishing, seal cruises, whale watching, sailing, yachts, and more.
If you want to experience some culture there are several galleries that are worth exploring. This island has been a haven for artists since the 1920’s when they created and artists’ colony. These artists embrace the natural beauty of the landscape and commit its imagery to canvas, photos and all other types of media. A splendid way to spend a morning is by perusing the artistry of this island through someone else’s eyes.
This town has no shortage of one of a kind shops and boutiques up and down Main Street. Mitchell’s Book Corner has been a staple on Main Street for over 40 years. This is the place to stop in and get a new beach read for your stay. Gypsy is a fashion boutique that will have you thinking you’re in NYC or LA. This fun store will have you stepping out of the casual super preppy look that is so popular on the island. You might not find the perfect piece to wear when you are here, but I’m sure you’ll find the spot to wear it to.
Nantucket offers a unique charm that is a truly New England experience. Add that to the majesty of the scenery of the island and you have your perfect East Coast getaway. It’s a mere 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod and you will feel like you have been transported to a magical place. Truly a traveler’s dream spot.