Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I’m visiting Nantucket during the Summer/Winter, what type of clothing should I bring?

Nantucket can be cool in the evenings even in July, so include a jacket, sweater and rain slicker. In Winter, pack wool clothing and a windproof jacket.

Do I need a car?

Leave your troubles on your doorstep with your car as parking is limited and everything is easily accessible by foot, bike, the WAVE shuttle service and/or taxi. Some of the attractions even have free shuttle service from the Information Bureau on Federal Street.

Do I need to make ferry reservation for a car in advance?

If you wish to bring a car across during peak season, please make a reservation well in advance of your visit.

Is there a dress code for restaurants?

While casual clothing is the norm for daytime activities, some restaurants with fine dining require gentlemen wear jackets. When making reservations, ask if the restaurant requires specific attire.

Where can I play golf when I visit?

Nantucket has 2 public golf courses: Miacomet Golf Club (508-325-0333) and Sconset Golf Club (508-257-6596).

The private Sankaty Head Golf Club (508-257-6391) welcomes the public from mid-October through the spring season.