Isn’t it time to book your best vacation yet? Beat the crowds and lofty prices when you visit Nantucket in the spring. Next to the yellow daffodils is an array of events and activities blooming on our island. Locals live for springtime when the ice begins to thaw, and the sun starts peeking through the snow clouds. Let us show you a few reasons why spring is the best season to see Nantucket.
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What You Need to Know About Nantucket in the Spring
What once was covered by mounds of white snow is just a puddle on the cobblestone. The thin layer of ice that covered the Nantucket Harbor has drifted off to sea. And the smiling daffodils are popping up all over the city. It’s officially spring. Discover everything there is to explore on Nantucket in the spring during your next visit.
Nantucket Daffodil Festival
One thing is sure with a visit to Nantucket in the spring—the daffodils are everywhere. Visit during late April and join in on the fun of the Nantucket Daffodil Festival. The weekend-long festival showcases an antique car parade and show, a Daffy hat contest, a picnic at Children’s Beach, and so much more! Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather in true Nantucket fashion at the Daffodil Festival this year.
Grab Lunch at Bartlett’s Farm
Warmer weather brings abundant crops. Come out to Bartlett’s Farm and discover what new seeds have been sown at Nantucket’s oldest farm. You can find everything at the farm from beer and wine to tomatoes, corn, and ice cream. A trip to Bartlett’s Farm means organically grown produce by local hands.
Nantucket Wine and Food Festival
The Nantucket Wine and Food Festival is one of the island’s premier events. Every May the festival features wine tastings from some of the world’s best vineyards, small plates from across the culinary country, and seminars and shows by some of the best chefs, winemakers, and culinary experts. It’s an event you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets here.
Brunch on Nantucket
You’ve never brunched until you’ve brunched on Nantucket. Celebrate the season of brunch, whether it’s Easter brunch or Mother’s Day brunch, with some of the island’s best cuisine. Grab a traditional egg and bacon breakfast spread from Black-Eyed Susan’s or indulge in an order of stuffed beignets from Straight Wharf.
Nantucket Restaurant Week
Nantucket Restaurant Week occurs once in the fall and once in the spring. It’s a time for visitors and locals alike to discover the restaurants you’ve been dying to try—at a fraction of the price. Participating restaurants feature a prix fixe menu ranging in price from $25-$50. This is your chance to experience the best of the best on our culinary island!
Stay Between the Blooms at Greydon House
A trip to Nantucket wouldn’t be complete without a stay at Greydon House. Our chic, Downtown accommodations feature furnishings by Roman and Williams, handpainted Mocorron tiling in bathrooms, Waterworks fixtures, Sony 4K TVs, luxurious soaps and lotions, a complimentary breakfast spread each morning, and so much more!
Plan to eat your way through the cobblestone? Explore our seven favorite springtime restaurants. Reserve your table on the patio at our very own, Via Mare. All of our dishes are crafted with you in mind and feature farm-to-fork ingredients. We can’t wait to welcome you to Greydon House!