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Bring on Summer! Nantucket Welcomes Seasonal Travelers

While it may look a bit different from years past, we are ready to bring on summer here in Nantucket! The past several months held lots of highs and lows for people all over the country. We have done our due diligence in following the proper guidelines and the orders from our leaders here in Nantucket – you can read our Covid-19 update on our homepage. Our Inn and Nantucket re-opened to regular business and leisure travel June 8th and with extra measures and precautions in place to protect our staff and guests, we are excited for what summer has in store! Has quarantine got you itching for a glorious getaway? Come on over to the beautiful island of Nantucket!

If you are looking for picturesque beaches, scenic views, and a welcoming quiet atmosphere, Nantucket, MA is your next getaway destination. With all of the changes that have been going on, we want you to be informed before your stay so we gathered up some helpful information as you plan your summer vacation to Nantucket.

Beaches – The beautiful beaches are open to the public but there are some guidelines in place to keep everyone safe. Where social distancing is not possible, guests are asked to wear a mask, and guests must keep groups to 10 people or less. Set your beach gear 12 feet away from other groups on the beach and keep in mind that organized games such as volleyball, soccer and football are not allowed.

4th of July – For those curious about this holiday, the annual Main Street and beach activities have been canceled and Nantucket’s Fourth of July Fireworks at Jetties Beach have been postponed.

Dining – Restaurants just opened and are now allowed to offer indoor dining in addition to outdoor dining. We are blessed to have so many amazing local restaurants in town and enjoying a fantastic dinner in the evening is a great way to end a day of fun. You can find a list of open restaurants here.

Shopping – One of the things people love when they visit are the quaint, cobblestone streets lined with elegant shops. Local retail shops opened their doors to patrons at the beginning of June. Whether you are looking for jewelry, antiques, gift baskets, art or antiques, there is a store for everyone. See a list of Nantucket shops here.

Biking – This is one activity that is definitely still open and a great social distancing thing to do. There are more than 35 miles of bike paths to be found and it is such a relaxing and scenic way to see the Island. A few reminders: when downtown you must stay on the street, always follow traffic flow, and wear a helmet! You can find a list of bike paths here.

While Summer 2020 will be unique, all of the wonderful things that make Nantucket a bucket list destination haven’t changed! There are still memories to be made and we look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! Book online today and contact us anytime for further information.

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