Nantucket is approximately 70 miles East of Martha’s Vineyard. Also known as “The Little Gray Lady of the Sea” because the majority of the island’s homes and buildings are strict building codes to only have cedar shingles that are weathered to their natural gray by the salty air. The more you know.Most of the homes are carefully preserved or restored to look the way they did in the 19th century and keeping the cobble stone streets is part of this towns charm. Nantucket is known for its many high end retail locations and restaurants that will make any true shopper feel like they’ve arrived in heaven.If you get a chance to take an island tour with a local as it’s the best way for you to see a side of the island that you could never find on your own. The 82 miles of beaches are part of the nearly 40 percent of Nantucket that is protected conservation land.