As the leaves start changing and the brisk autumn breeze starts to make its way to the island, Nantucket becomes the perfect retreat for anyone looking to relax and escape to cozy New England. There is still plenty to do on the island – so pack a few sweaters and a light jacket and come enjoy a side of Nantucket that few people get to see!
TThe perfect way to fully enjoy fall on Nantucket entails seasonal outdoor activities, long walks on the beach and taking in some of the cultural events happening throughout the season. Our best suggestions include art walks to explore the nearby art galleries, roaming through the books on a rainy day at Mitchell’s Book Corner, or attending one of the talks or speaker series hosted by Nantucket’s various cultural institutions.
Another key fall event is Nantucket’s annual Halloween Parade, which starts at 4:30pm on October 31. The parade makes its way down Main Street, just a 3-minute walk from the hotel! If you want to pick up a costume, stop by Dan’s Pharmacy, and if you have an adventurous eye, pop into Island Treasures, a trendy consignment store that will have just the unique costume piece you’re looking for. For those who want to explore the spooky side of Nantucket, we recommend Notorious Nantucket, an 80-minute ghost walking tour in the heart of the island, as well as the ORIGINAL Nantucket Ghost Walk, a 90-minute tour of Nantucket’s most haunted destinations at night. Hear the tales of the whaling era from the tour’s original guide and embrace the eerie history of the island.
For those looking to make the most of outdoor activities, they can participate in nature walks – the best way to explore the vibrant eco-system of the island – or birding field trips to find the 120 bird species that call Nantucket home. Active travelers can also mingle with the locals through yoga classes, group runs and bike rides.
These are just a few events that are taking place on the island this fall. For the ultimate relaxing getaway, we encourage you to book a midweek stay and enjoy a 20% discount on our seasonal rates. Use code FALL20 for a 20% discount on midweek stays – this offer is valid for stays booked between October 10, 2019 and November 30, 2019. For guests with pre-existing reservations at Hotel Pippa, the 20% discount can apply to any additional nights booked during the previously mentioned booking period.
Don’t wait – we cannot wait to be the host of your perfect autumn retreat!