Next it was off to Cook’s Cycles for bike rentals. (Note : Cook’s has the best rental rates – check them out!) Bikes are the best way to get around Nantucket and check out different beaches (Madaket, Dionus, Jetties) or you can hop on a shuttle bus and take a ride for a buck. The buses run regularly from points in town. If biking ain’t ya thang this is probably your best bet.
At Jettie’s Beach we checked out Community Sailing for kayak rentals and sailing lessons. Jettie’s also has a cool snack shop/bar – perfect spot to refuel...cuz kayaking is hard work.
If you’re a glamorous millionaire, check out Cliffside Beach Club and the adjoining tres chic Galley Beach Restaurant. Amazing sunset views and private bike parking. Excuse me!!
My favorite part about the Tucket (just made that up) is the food! Fresh seafood, local produce and some dynamite cocktails (I’m talking to you Mr. Dark & Stormy). Lucky for you and me, there are plenty of hip and delicious places to nosh.
Black Eyed Susan’s is a crowd favorite and the only BYOB restaurant around. Try the tuna tartar if you're feeling frisky. They don't take reservations though, so be prepared to fight and give a woman named Susan a Black Eye if need be. It's serious.
American Seasons was a stand-out this trip and offers a lower priced bar menu with tasty treats like cornmeal crusted oysters. 21 Federal is a cozy spot for a night cap and dessert – they do a different dessert soufflé each night! Trust me…you won’t go hungry in Nantucket. Bring stretch pants.