5 of the Best Things to Do in Nantucket in February

Nantucket is renowned for its long summer days and nostalgic beach getaways, but don’t be fooled—a little snow doesn’t damper a day on the cobblestone. We have everything you need to know about making the most of your winter visit to the island. Discover our five favorite things to do in Nantucket in February.

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Your Guide to Visiting Nantucket in February

Don’t let a little snow scare you away from a fabulous vacation. Locals know that visiting Nantucket in February is one of the best times of the year to visit. Skip the summer crowd and discover the heart of Nantucket this winter!

  • Shop ‘Til You Drop

Nantucket offers some of the best shopping in the country, but that also comes with a price tag. Visit the island during the winter months and snag deals that disappear when the weather warms up. Enjoy Saturday sparkling samples at Épernay Wine & Spirits and then mosey over to Nantucket Looms for the coziest hand-knit throws and scarves.

  • Beer Tasting at Cisco Brewery

Warm-up to a craft brew tasting at Cisco Brewery. Not only is the island’s premier brewery active during the off-season, but they are also busy brewing new creations and hosting live music every day! Sip on some of our favorites like Whale’s Tale Pale Ale and the seasonal Winter Shredder.

  • Dine at Lola 41

The quality of food on the island is unwavering. However, trying to make a reservation at some of your favorite spots, like Lola 41, can be difficult. Skip the line with a winter visit. Stop into Lola 41, a local hot spot, for some of the best Asian-inspired entrees and creatively crafted cocktails.

  • Namaste at Supta Yoga

Come back to center with a yoga class from Supta Yoga. The studio offers everything from Freestyle Flow to Restorative Yoga to community classes that are funded by donation only. Restore your zen as you watch the snowfall this season.

  • Take a Cooking Class at the Nantucket Culinary Center

Whether you’re interested in making five-star dishes or tempting cocktails, the Nantucket Culinary Center has a class for you. Greg and Joy Margolis began catering on the island in 2014 and eventually built a booming corner cafe, grocery-style shop, and premier location for Nantucket’s finest cooking classes. Reserve your spot today!

Cozy Up at Anchor Inn

After a brisk February day of exploring all that Nantucket has to offer, you’ll be ready to warm up at Anchor Inn. Book your stay in the Alice Knowles room and unwind in complete Nantucket-style comfort. The suite features a plush queen-size bed, 100% cotton linens, Malin and Goetz soaps and lotions, and a complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay.

Skip the third party fees by booking direct. We guarantee the best price on your room, so be sure to call us before making your reservations elsewhere. We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful island!

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