Nantucket was once the whaling capital of the world, with the wealth and sophistication to prove it. A tiny island 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts' Cape Cod, only tourism saved the island from financial ruin when whaling collapsed. Stringent preservation standards have assured that Nantucket remains a place worthy of tourists. Nantucket Island's one town, also called Nantucket, hugs a yacht-filled harbor and bursts with sophisticated shops, quaint inns, cobblestone streets, historic sites and pristine beaches. The island still defines itself, in part, by its isolation. … Back to Article
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