Considered “the most romantic island in New England” by many, Nantucket is a dream destination for proposals, weddings, vow renewals, anniversaries, or for couples who are just starting their whirlwind relationships.If you are planning a Nantucket Getaway for Couples, here are some quick tips that can help you make the most of your trip.
The historic island is located just 30 miles south of Cape Cod and is a few hours away from Boston. But once you set foot on this magical island, you will forget about the big city instantly.
The charming island has a historic town with cobblestone streets, colonial mansions, gas lamps, and the iconic shingle-style cottages covered with blossoming roses.
Getting to the island of Nantucket
Nantucket can be reached via ferry or airplane. While the plane may be faster and more convenient, the ferry ride can be a great start and the culmination of one unforgettable romantic vacation.
You can travel the 30-mile distance to Nantucket for about two hours and fifteen minutes with the traditional ferry of the Steamship Authority, or take the faster passenger-only ferry by Hy-Line cruises and get to the island in just an hour.
Remember to book your tickets early, especially if you are going to Nantucket during the peak season in July or August.
If you prefer to fly, you can book flights via JetBlue, Tradewind Aviation, Delta, American, and other seasonal flights.
Romantic places to stay in Nantucket
You can book a room or suite in one of the luxurious hotels and resorts on the island of Nantucket, or choose a more authentic and private option by renting the perfect short-term residential residence according to your preferences.
Some of these rented houses come with all of the luxurious amenities of a 5-star hotel, including pools, personal services, and more too.
If you plan ahead and book early, you may be lucky enough to be able to arrange for a stay in some of the most iconic houses in Nantucket.
You can select your vacation rental so that it is closest to the beaches and places you would like to visit while spending your romantic vacation in Nantucket.
What are the most romantic things to do on the island?
Once you arrive in Nantucket and settle down, you can go ahead and start enjoying the best and most romantic vacation you have had.
The first and most obvious thing to do is to enjoy a picnic with some fine wine or champagne on the beach of your choice, especially at sunset.
You can also hire one of the many sailboats to enjoy the view of the beautiful island and the ocean from the water along with your loved one. Or, if you prefer, you can rent a paddle boat and paddle alongside your loved one.
You and your partner can take a romantic stroll in downtown Nantucket and explore the impressive colonial mansions on the cobblestone streets, along with the high-end stores and restaurants there.
For an even more romantic experience, head east to the small village of Siasconset and walk the famous Sconset Bluff Walk. It is layered with white seashells and passes by the most iconic and charming shingle-style New England cottages, covered with pink and red roses. The path will also take you through the market, a small wood, and through the bluffs to the beach. The Siasconset beach and the nearby Sankaty Head Lighthouse is the perfect spot to sit and relax while enjoying the ocean’s view.
If you and your partner prefer to stay active, what better way to stay active while spending time together than renting a tandem bike and cycling around Nantucket. The island is very bicycle-friendly and has a network of bike paths covering each area and neighborhood.
The most romantic restaurants on the island
Nantucket has become a foodie attraction due to many top chefs choosing to set up their restaurants on this New England Island.
You can choose among some of the finest restaurants in the country and pick a more formal fine dining experience or have a romantic dinner with your toes in the sand directly on the beach.
For a fine-dining experience of the highest class, you can book a table at Topper’s.
For a romantic dinner on the beach, while enjoying elevated dishes and a fine rose, you can opt for the Gallery beach restaurant.
If you are looking for a unique experience, you can try out the Club Car, which is a bistro set in a real train car next to the restaurant, where you can enjoy some of the best crafted cocktails on the island.
As for couples looking for a more festival-like experience, you must go visit Cisco Brewers. It is right next to Nantucket Vineyards and the Triple Eight Distillery. Not only can you take tours and take part in tastings, but you can enjoy drinking the best local brews, wines, and liquors while listening to live music in the spacious and lovely beer garden of the outdoor brewery.