After a long New England winter, there is no better spring escape than a trip to Nantucket. A getaway to the charming island that Hotel Pippa calls home guarantees an idyllic break from daily life, blissful temperatures, festive events, and affordable rates.
As Nantucket brightens up, visitors can enjoy a relaxing stroll on the beach or fun explorations through the historic cobblestone streets, gray-shingled cottages, blooming hydrangeas and winding dirt roads leading to the beach. It’s time to take advantage of all the fun outdoor activities, events and festivals offered on island, pre-summer rush.
Pack up a few layers and hop on the high-speed ferries or one of the many direct flights into Nantucket to make the most of your trip. With Daffodil Weekend around the corner (April 26-28), nature enthusiasts can reserve their stay at Hotel Pippa and enjoy the ‘Sconset tailgating picnic, a highlight of the annual flower festival on Nantucket. The weekend festivities also include art shows, tours, a classic car parade, exhibitions, contests, lectures, and the annual Nantucket Daffodil Flower Show.
Before kicking off the summer season over Memorial Day Weekend, Nantucket will welcome the Wine & Food Festival, a prime occasion to pay a delicious visit to the island (May 15-19). Started when the first vintners arrived on the island, it now draws over 3,000 attendees for this annual spring fête and boasts a continually growing family of vintners, wineries, renowned chefs and restaurants. Today, the NWF marks the awakening of the island when restaurants, galleries, activities and tours open for the season, and celebrates Nantucket as a culinary destination.
If you prefer a more low-key weekend getaway to Nantucket, book your stay at Hotel Pippa and plan a bike rental to ride through the winding roads of the island, stopping at Bartlett’s Farm or Cisco Brewers. Reserve ample time to browse the book trove that is Mitchell’s Book Corner or Murray’s Toggery Shop for a selection of Nantucket reds. Dive into the island’s history at the Nantucket Whaling Museum and marvel at the mix of Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian homes in the local historic district. Make sure you save one evening for a sunset walk on one Nantucket’s many public beaches. End your night discovering local art at the galleries adorning Centre Street, across from Hotel Pippa.
We can’t recommend a spring visit enough – it’s the perfect time to experience Nantucket without the summer crowds and you can connect with our front desk team to inquire about special rates and seasonal offers. Don’t wait, book your getaway now! Don’t wait, book your reservations getaway now!