From the nostalgic cobblestone streets to the breathtaking views of the vast sea, Nantucket makes the perfect backdrop for the ultimate couple’s escape. Grab your beau, snag a ticket on the Steamship Authority, and prepare for your best trip yet. Culinary experiences, nature outings, and romantic nights all await on a Nantucket couple’s getaway.
Everything You Need To Know About Planning a Couple’s Getaway on Nantucket
From lighthouses to lobster, the Grey Lady has so much to offer. Read on to learn everything you need to know about planning your next Nantucket couple’s getaway.
WHERE TO EAT
Just shy of the harbor, Oran Mor is a cozy restaurant that celebrates the island’s finest seasonal ingredients. Slide into one of their booths, warm up with a Bailey’s cappuccino, and get comfortable with your favorite person over plates of fresh seafood and homemade pasta.
Grab a bottle of Chianti and a seat on the piazza at Ventuno. The Italian eatery serves up large portions of pasta (perfect for sharing) alongside other sumptuous classics, like osso bucco and steak Florentine. Save room for dessert: The house-made gelato is worth it.
Both intimate and fun-loving, the restaurant at Greydon House is the perfect place for a memorable date. It’s easy to while away an evening picking at Venetian-inspired small plates, like fritto misto or mussels with house bacon, in the art-clad, dark wood dining room or out on the terrace. The healthy wine and cocktail selection doesn’t hurt either.
The tea house-turned-premier Nantucket dining establishment is perfect for special occasions, especially when you feel like dressing up. Located in dreamy Sconset, the restaurant features fresh-from-the-garden dishes and an extensive wine list and works no matter the season: Request a seat in the pub room if it’s chilly or dine in the rose garden in warmer weather.
WHAT TO DO
Take A Bike Tour
Locals will tell you there is no better way to see the island than on two wheels — and they’re right. Rent a ride at Young’s Bike Shop or an e-bike from Wheels of Delight and spend the day gliding past grand lighthouses and sleepy beach cottages with the Atlantic breeze running through your hair. For a more guided experience, book a bike tour and let the experts show you and beau around.
Go For A Hike
Nantucket is full of romantic scenery, from sandy beaches to fields of wildflowers, and there’s no better way to experience it than on your own two feet. Lace up and explore Sconset Bluff Walk, one of Nantucket’s most prized jewels, and watch the waves crash into the cliffside, or head to Masquetuck Reservation and stroll through quiet cranberry bogs and salt marshes.
Gaze Up at the Stars
Due to its location thirty miles out to sea, Nantucket’s night sky is almost completely free of light pollution, making it a dream destination for stargazers. Simply looking up, even without a telescope, is a dazzling experience. While there are certain nights where the sky is more eventful than others, visitors can always make a stop over at the Mariah Mitchell Association for awe-inspiring constellation tours all year round.
WHERE TO STAY
After a long day out on the town, cuddle up at Periwinkle Inn, your home away from home in Downtown Nantucket. Book the Queequeg Room and unwind underneath a hand-tied fishnet canopy on your plush queen-size bed. Or savor in the harbor view when you book the Tashtego Room, a petite queen-size room with a lovely canopy bed of its own.
Ready to experience Nantucket as two? Book a room today!