After the excitement of the holidays are over and the winter dreariness sets in, the season can definitely take a toll on your mood! We encourage you to beat the winter blues with a weekend getaway to Nantucket! In addition to eating well, exercising and getting adequate sleep, a change of scenery might be just the ticket to bringing a spring back into your step before that season arrives.
We may be a bit biased having an inn on the island, but we think Nantucket is pretty awesome in the winter! The sun and sand beckon travelers here during the summer months, making our area a summer vacation destination. But the tiny island offers other charms when the “shoulder season” arrives. For one, during the winter, you pretty much get Nantucket all to yourself! The droves of tourists are long gone and even though there might be a chill in the air it’s about 10 degrees warmer than the mainland
What can I do during the winter on Nantucket?
There is lots to do! For folks that enjoy some fantastic dining, you’ve got plenty of options. There are several spots that close for the season however many stay open for locals and visitors. Restaurants open with indoor dining include The Beet, Charlie Noble, The Corner Table, Fusaro’s, Island Kitchen, and Keepers. For a full list of places currently open click here.
Enjoy some fresh air and spend some much-needed time in Mother Nature. There are endless places to explore around the island and it’s free and you can be socially distanced! Check out Steps Beach for stunning winter views of the water. There is a path marked with a “Public Way” marker. If you are looking for private spots to take a walk, there are numerous options listed on this site.
Make a stop at Bartlett’s Farm, Nantucket’s oldest and largest family-owned farm. Their on-site market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic foods, prepared meals, and much more
Try a delectable homemade pastry from the Wicked Island Bakery. Their morning bun is made from scratch with pure Vermont butter, Tahitian vanilla bean and secret spices. House-made croissants, breads, muffins, tortes, and cakes…the delicious options are endless. We dare you to try just one!
After a day adventuring or strolling around town, you can relax at our inn where each guest is treated to true island hospitality. Tucked away on a quiet street just north of Main Street, our cozy accommodations, on-site concierge services and delicious morning meals make for the perfect getaway location. Book direct online today or contact us anytime for further accommodations.