If you ask us, there’s no better place for a romantic getaway than Nantucket. The charming cobblestone streets, the historic New England architecture, the breathtaking beach sunsets — it all makes the perfect backdrop for celebrating romance or reconnecting with your special someone. Though just as swoon-worthy for singles and groups, the most romantic things to do Nantucket are best experienced as a couple. Read on for our top picks to plan a Nantucket romantic getaway.
TAKE LONG WALKS ON THE BEACH
Nantucket is known for its beaches, and for good reason. They’re some of the most scenic on the Eastern Seaboard. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic (Bartlett Farm is always a good choice for supplies), and enjoy a relaxing day on the sand at either Madaket Beach, Jetties Beach, Surfside Beach, Siasconset Beach, or Cisco Beach. Bonus points for impressing your beau at sunset or sunrise — the dazzling colors over the Atlantic are truly picture perfect.
SAVOR A DELICIOUS MEAL
If a great meal is your love language, you have plenty of fantastic Nantucket restaurants to choose from. Brant Point Grill, Straight Wharf Restaurant, and Topper’s, set on Nantucket Bay, all offer fresh-caught seafood with stunning ocean views. CRU, the island’s premier raw bar steps from the ferry dock, specializes in aphrodisiacs galore: top-quality oysters, exquisite caviar, fantastic Mediterranean food, and cocktails and champagne with a view.
If you and beau like long walks (and not just on the beach), Nantucket Preservation Trust and Nantucket Conservation Foundation both offer walking tours through various parts of the island, including its cranberry bogs and Main Street. If you’d rather craft your own adventure, Nantucket’s historic lighthouses make perfect waypoints. Put Brant Point Lighthouse, Great Point Lighthouse, and Sankaty Head Lighthouse on your map — and bring your camera!
SIP AWAY AT A BREWERY
For lovers who love beer, world-class brews await at Nantucket’s very own Cisco Brewers. Lock eyes over local brews, including a Coastal Getaway IPA, Shark Tracker Light Lager, and Grey Lady Wheat Ale, while enjoying live music and food truck grub. The brewery is open seven days a week year-round and has a heated, well-aerated enclosure for the winter.
EMBARK ON A BIKE TOUR
Biking is Nantucket’s favorite pastime, and a great way to explore the island with your sweetheart. Nantucket By Bike offers tours along the island’s 35 miles of bike paths — thought town, to Cisco Brewery, to Sconset Beach, and more. If you’d rather spin through Nantucket’s spacious farm and fields and breezy waterfronts on your own, Young’s Bicycle Shop offers rental bikes of all types, as well as trail maps.
BOOK YOUR NANTUCKET ROMANTIC GETAWAY
When you’re ready to tuck in for the night, retreat to one of Anchor Inn’s 13 charming guestrooms, each individually styled to reflect the history of Nantucket. Named after whaling ships that used to dock on the island, each guest room comes fitted with private bathrooms, plush bathrobes, Malin and Goetz bath products, and flat-screen TVs — everything you need to complement a perfect romantic getaway on Nantucket.
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