How to Plan the Perfect Date Night on Nantucket
Whether you’re going for a special occasion or just any breezy summer weekend, Nantucket always has that romantic feeling. With no shortage of amazing restaurants and beaches ideal for strolling, our island has everything you’ll need to feel that spark. Of all the available options for a beautiful date night on Nantucket, we’ve narrowed it down to the perfect night.
Head to Cru just before sunset for a cocktail and some oysters and watch as the sky puts on a show. Cru’s amazing waterfront location and elevated vibes are perfect for setting the stage for an unforgettable, romantic night. Make a reservation to ensure you’ll get a spot.
It’s hard to go wrong when it comes to romantic restaurants on Nantucket. Straight Wharf Nantucket’s thoughtful menu uses the freshest possible ingredients in creative ways that will suit every palate. And the ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening.
For those looking for a chiller vibe and fusion cuisine, Island Kitchen Nantucket will suit your needs. Start your meal with shrimp shumai in a lemon beurre blanc and sweet soy sauce, follow it up with Nantucket Bay scallops, and close out the meal with something from their very own ice cream parlor. Who said a romantic evening had to be stuffy?
Oran Mor Nantucket offers both fine dining and a warm atmosphere. The cozy decor of Oran Mor makes it even easier to enjoy dishes like Black Truffle Bucatini and Roasted Venison Loin.
Close out your evening by gazing at the stars with your love. Loines Observatory on Nantucket hosts open nights complete with professional astronomers to guide your experience. There’s nothing quite as romantic as the beauty of the universe.
If it happens to not be a great evening for stargazing, catch a movie or live show at Dreamland–Nantucket’s Film and Cultural Center. Their diverse programming ensures you’ll find something to love.
When it’s time to call it a night, stay at the Periwinkle Inn–which was made with the Nantucket romantic getaway in mind. The Starbuck room’s charming design is perfect for getting cozy and unwinding from the day. Complete with a mahogany four-poster bed and claw-foot tub, our Starbuck room will keep that romantic feeling going. If you’re looking for more of a nautical vibe on your Nantucket weekend getaway, consider our Ahab room. Decked out with whaling-era inspired pieces, this room embraces Nantucket’s heritage while still maintaining a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.