5 Things to Do in … Nantucket

The small island offers big charm and lots of cool things to do, from strolling cobblestoned Main Street to pedaling along the beaches. PEOPLE photo editor Regan Stephens shares her top picks for maximum fun


If you aren’t planning on ferrying over your four-wheel drive, rent a jeep for the day and head for the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Most rentals come with Nantucket Town and Great Point beach permits, but stop at the Wauwinet Gatehouse on the way in to let some air out of your tires for easy beach driving. En route to the northernmost tip of the Island, where you’ll find the picturesque Great Point Lighthouse, navigate the thin strip of sand slowly to take in the natural beauty and island wildlife, and keep your eyes peeled for seals.