How to Plan the Ultimate Nantucket Couple’s Getaway

Grab your beau, a ticket on the Steamship Authority, and have the best trip ever. The tiny island of Nantucket provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. From the nostalgic cobblestone streets to the breathtaking views of the vast sea, you won’t want to leave. Experience culinary masterpieces and nature in its purest form when you plan your next Nantucket couple’s getaway.

Continue planning your best trip yet with our exclusive Nantucket Vacation Guide! It offers all of the best places to eat, drink, and play on our fabulous little island in the sea. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Planning the Best Nantucket Couple’s Getaway

Go all out during your next romantic adventure. From lighthouses to lobster, the Grey Lady has so much to offer. We have everything you need to know about planning your next Nantucket couple’s getaway.

Where to Eat

  • Oran Mor

Located on the corner of Broad and Beach Street, just shy of the harbor, is a little restaurant called Oran Mor. Their menu boasts an array of Nantucket staples, including fresh fish and homemade pasta. It’s the perfect spot to slide into a booth, sip on a warm Bailey’s cappuccino, and get cozy with your favorite person.

  • Ventuno

Grab a bottle of Chianti and a seat on the piazza of Ventuno. The Italian eatery serves up large portions of pasta (perfect for sharing) alongside delicious meatballs. Be sure to save room for dessert—you won’t want to miss out on their housemade gelato!


Learn more about a few of our favorite Nantucket restaurants with our complete guide

What to Do

  • Take a Bike Tour

Locals will tell you there is no better way to see the island than on two wheels. Visit Young’s Bike Shop to rent your ride and spend the day gliding through Atlantic breeze to grand lighthouses and sleepy beach cottages. Book a guided tour or let the wind take you away.

  • Go For a Hike

Whether you’re hiking across the sandy beach or through a blaze of wildflowers, taking the time to enjoy the scenery is the perfect way to spend your Nantucket days. Explore Sconset Bluff Walk, one of Nantucket’s prized jewels, and watch the waves crash into the cliffside. Head over to Masquetuck Reservation and stroll through quiet cranberry bogs and salt marshes.  

Where to Stay

Periwinkle Inn exteriorCozy up at our authentically comfortable bed and breakfast in Downtown Nantucket. The Periwinkle Inn is your quiet escape to the world outside. Book the Queequeg Room and unwind underneath a hand-tied fishnet canopy on your plush queen-size bed. Enjoy Egyptian-cotton linens, plush Turkish towels, and Malin +Goetz bath products.

Revel in harbor views in the Tashtego Room. This petite queen-size room features a canopy bed, flat-screen TV, and mini-fridge. Explore all of our wonderful accommodations today. We can’t wait to welcome you to Nantucket!