While Nantucket swells to max capacity in the heat of the summer, locals know that the spring on the island bristles with the energy of renewal and offers the benefit of extra elbow room.
The Daffodil Festival, scheduled for April 26, 2015, is the official kick-off for springtime and a spectacular fete of its namesake flower, but it's just one of many reasons to book a trip to Nantucket before summer gets into full swing.
Spring Restaurant Week
Held from June 1-7, Nantucket Restaurant week is a celebration of the island's culinary community. Participating restaurants will be offering three course dinners from $25-45, making it the perfect opportunity to try something new or dine at a tried-and-true.
Nantucket Wine Festival
Founded 18 years ago, the Nantucket Wine Festival has quickly one of the most acclaimed food and wine events in the country. From May 13-17, visitors will have the chance to experience world class wines and delectable food pairings against a beautiful island backdrop.
Bike rentals and biking the island
For a small island, Nantucket is a biking paradise, and spring is a great time to take advantage without the crowds and heat of summer. Whether your compass points you in the direction of Sconset, Madaket, or Surfside, there’s a bike path to suit every ability. Bikes can be rented at one of the handful of bike shops on the island, or bring your own.
Speaking of biking, spring is the ideal time to bike down Cliff Road to this beloved sandwich shop and bakery, before the droves arrive for summer vacation. You may actually have a shot at getting a seat at one of the picnic tables on the lawn, or call ahead to order sandwiches and baked goods for a trip to the beach.
Our Early Bird booking special
After a long day of island exploration, retreat to the modern comforts here at 76 Main or our sister Nantucket hotel, 21 Broad, when both hotels reopen in April. Book your stay for anytime between April 26-June 15, 2015 before February 28 and get 10% off. View Details.