A Guide to Nantucket

Inspired by our recent Perennials campaign shot in Nantucket, here is our guide when exploring the island.

Escape to Nantucket for a blend of history, beaches, shopping, and world-class seafood.

Nantucket is a land of sandy dunes, cedar-shingled homes and escape from the urban bustle. It’s still suffused with history from its time as part of New England’s whaling industry, though the island is now better known as a summer escape where celebs like Amy Poehler and Drew Barrymore take the air. But how can you get a taste of this exclusive escape by the sea? In honor of Rose Tarlow’s new Nantucket-inspired collection for Perennials, we spent some time scoping out the sights of this New England classic to make sure you arrive with places to go and scenes to see.


Some of Nantucket’s best sights are places to scope out the sea: Sankaty Head Light — at the island’s easternmost point in the village of ‘Sconset—and small but mighty Brant Point Lighthouse—New England’s shortest.

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CRU Oyster Bar Nantucket offers the kind of casual elegance that is emblematic of Nantucket, serving seaside seafood with aplomb. Meanwhile, The Proprietors Bar & Table presents locally sourced, globally inspired cuisine in a relaxed, inviting space. And stop by Walter’s for what is arguably the best lobster roll around in a place that knows its lobster rolls!


Island icon Wauwinet Resort, built in 1875, boasts two private beaches and a truly great lawn. And Greydon House offers a boutique hotel experience in a converted 1850s home minutes from the ferry terminal. 


Ireland Gallery features original oil paintings and handmade mosaic pieces by artist Loren Ireland—many inspired by life on Nantucket. For expertly curated wine, provisions, home goods and sustainable fashion, plug into Current Vintage. Dawn brings a fresh take to Nantucket shopping, offering gifts from over 100 brands. And Atlan­tic Nantucket keeps the island in style with jewelry, clothing and plenty more worth pursuing.