Once called “The Best Island in the World” by National Geographic, the island of Nantucket offers unmatched scenic beauty in its spectacular beaches, lighthouses, scenic cliffs, cobbestone-lined streets, historic architecture and arts and culture. It's the perfect romantic escape, whether you have one weekend or the entire summer season!
SUMMER SEASONAL ROUTE: Elite Airways offers nonstop jet service between the island of Nantucket and Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY. Please refer to the online schedule for exact days and departure and arrival times between Nantucket (ACK) and White Plains (HPN). Click here to check availability or make a reservation.
Even though the island is 30 miles out to sea, Nantucket has the second-busiest commercial airport in Massachusetts. Located at 14 Airport Road, Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) offers free wireless internet throughout the Terminal and restaurant, gift shop and car-rental counters. The Elite Airways ticket counter is located in the main terminal. Click here for airport website.
Nantucket is Native American for "land far out to sea" and has managed to retain the charm and elegance of the 1800s. Because of its remote proximity, Nantucket is a vacationers’ paradise—one where the vistas are breathtaking, the lighthouses are picturesque, and life happens at a relaxed pace. Click here to sign up for our email newsletter for this route.
The island of Nantucket—a mere 50 square miles—was designated a “National Historic Landmark” and is known the world over for its unique history and charm. Main Street, named “One of America’s Greatest Main Streets” by Travel & Leisure Magazine, is lined with cobblestones that bring a sense of history and intimacy, whether you’re traveling by foot, bicycle, or car. Nantucket offers visitors with everything from unique boutiques and shops, art galleries, hotels and bed & breakfasts, to restaurants that feature award-winning, inspired cuisine. No visit to Nantucket is complete without a stop at its iconic lighthouses and a bike ride through its charming cobblestone streets. And then there are the island's many beaches like Jetties (great for families) and Surfside (great for watersports). When you're not soaking up the rays on the shoreline, get a history lesson at the Whaling Museum. And while you're inland, don't forget to check out hidden gems like Cisco Brewers for a lovely, sand-free afternoon with friends and loved ones!
Nantucket offers more than 82 miles of picture-perfect beaches, paths and spectacular vistas. Nearly half of Nantucket's 30,000 acres are preserved under the protective stewardship of the Land Bank and Conservation Foundation. Within these well-preserved areas, visitors can enjoy more than 100 botanical and 300 bird species—making Nantucket a favorite destination for bird watchers. A 32-mile network of gently-meandering bicycle paths entices locals and annual visitors to simply relax and enjoy the ride! Sconset Bluff Walk is the most picturesque scenic walk open to the public in Nantucket. This hidden path starts, coming from the roundabout entering the village and walking down to the beach, to the left before stepping down to the actual beach. The only thing in between are lush, wild-growing bushes tangled in colorful wildflowers laid out like a rough yet smooth carpet to meet the fine, white sand.
Well-preserved historical sites, as well as downtown's Cultural District comprised of museums, theaters, and galleries ensure visitors can immerse themselves in Nantucket's diverse treasures. Alternate the in-Town experience with dreamy days relaxing on land or sea — or "hanging ten" on southern beaches popular with surfers! Nantucket is one of America's most prestigious ports of call; in season, the variety and opulence of vessels moored in Nantucket Harbor is impressive. Located in the heart of downtown Nantucket, the Whaling Museum offers guests the perfect mix of modern design combined with history and tradition. The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum preserves the memory of those Islanders who risked their lives to save shipwrecked mariners. These men served in organizations devoted to maritime rescue, such as the Massachusetts Humane Society; United States Life-Saving Service; and the United States Coast Guard.