National Geographic has assembled its list of the top best fall trips for 2015 and the Island of Nantucket has made the grade!
The list takes travelers from one end of the globe to the other-from Australia to Ethiopia, from Latvia to Brazil. Nantucket is one of only two American destinations included in the list (San Antonia, TX is the other).
Nat Geo also suggests a visit to the Nantucket Whaling Museum along with dining and lodging suggestions.
Nantucket, a tiny, isolated island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a summer destination with dune-backed beaches. It’s marked by its unpainted cedar-shingled buildings, many surrounded by manicured privets. The wharves and cobblestoned streets of the Town of Nantucket are lined with restaurants, high-end boutiques and steepled churches. The town’s Whaling Museum recounts the island’s role as a 19th-century whaling hub.
While you're there, you can take in the islands best natural resources, the beaches! Nantucket is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Whether you prefer the gentle waters of Nantucket Sound of the wilder ocean waves, Nantucket Island has a beach you will love.
Numerous festivals take place throughout the year on Nantucket Island. The Daffodil Festival, Nantucket Wine Festival, Film Festival, and festivals celebrating maritime life, cranberries and the arts, just to name a few! To see all the festivals and when they are taking place, visit: http://www.islandofnantucket.info/specialevents.html.
Nantucket is home to three lighthouses. The most popular lighthouse is on Brant Point. This lighthouse is familiar to everyt visitor who arrives by ferry. Don't forget, it is customary to throw a penny in the water when leaving to ensure a return visit.
For ferry information about Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard, please visit: http://www.capecodchamber.org/cape-cod-islands-ferry-schedules. Nantucket is about an hour south of Hyannis via the Hy-Line or Steamship Authority high-speed ferry.