It’s official! Spring has arrived on Nantucket. Daffodil weekend is upon us, shuttered restaurants are reopening their doors, summer homes are getting their final coat of paint for the season, and 8 pm sunsets are ahead. And while we aren’t *quite* ready to bust out the beach chairs and bathing suits, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite activities to get you ready for spring.
Hit the Town
Spring is the perfect time to shop, dine, and stroll around town. You’ll find fewer crowds, open sidewalks, and minimal traffic. On top of that, seasonal stores are opening up for the summer and restaurants are eager for another season of hungry customers. If you’re in town, check out some of these restaurants for a bite in April:
The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street: An American pub open daily for lunch and dinner, with live music on the weekends all spring
The Beet, 9 South Water Street: A GPP favorite lunch spot for healthy salads and bowls
Tap Room, 29 Broad Street: A cozy basement bar, known for their Margarita Mondays
Dune, 20 Broad Street: A lively dinner spot, great for date night
Spring is also a great time to visit your favorite museums and tours without the wait! Here are a few of our favorites:
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street: Open Monday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm and currently FREE for all visitors
Maria Mitchell Association, 28 Washington Street: Located on the shoreline of Nantucket Harbor, the Aquarium displays local Nantucket marine species and is an excellent place to learn about the amazing sea life around the island. Ask them about their kid’s classes
It’s now time to check out some of those fan-favorite trails and have the space to yourself! With breezier temps and room to roam, here’s where we suggest taking a hike:
Take the scenic route and hike to the top of Altar Rock! A popular hike during the summer months, you can reach the highest peak of the island with unobstructed views.
Get ready for the long loop at Sanford Farm. With plenty of parking this time of year, take your time walking through Hummock Pond out to the Atlantic Ocean and back!