Nantucket is a very quaint island off the coast of Massachusetts known for in it's hay-day as an island for whaling. Recently it has started to get more and more touristy and overrun with visitors but in the off season, it's truly a marvel of a place. Offering a whaling museum and a great downtown area, need for cars on the island is minimal and there are plenty of rental shops for bikes, mopeds and off-road jeeps/vehicles for the enthusiast. October on the island is awesome, with the sound of the surf pounding on the beaches while the fall colors abound. A truly amazing place to visit---but better left for the spring or fall seasons.