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By March, Nantucket Island starts to come back to life again after winter. Nantucket in spring is quiet and calm, but there is still plenty to do as museums, restaurants, shops, and other local businesses open their doors.

Travel to see the daffodils in bloom, try world-class dining during the Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week, and more.

Things to do in Nantucket in Spring

Daffodil Festival

The Annual Daffodil Festival started in the 1970s as a small event with an antique car parade and tailgate picnic, which are both still included in today’s festival. The popular springtime celebration also includes art shows, exhibits, tours, parades, contests, lectures, and so much more. Of course, you’ll find plenty of blooming daffodils all throughout the island.

Nantucket Spring Break

Why not swap out the classic beach scene for a Nantucket one? While the temperatures may not allow for sunbathing, the beaches are just as beautiful this time of the year. Plus, you won’t have to deal with being surrounded by college students. 

Nantucket Wine & Food Festival

The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival is May 13-17, 2020 bringing together world-class chefs, winemakers, and aficionados alike from all over the world. Within the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival, there are tons of events, activities, and workshops to experience. Local restaurants will also have special events and dinners during this festival.

Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week

2020 Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week is June 1-7 and takes place at dozens of local dining spots on the island. Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try world-class dining at a reasonable price. Five-course dinners are offered for $25 to $50 depending on the location. Some participating restaurants in this year’s event include Dune, Cru, Or The Whale, The Pearl, and more.

There is also a Fall version of the Nantucket Restaurant Week.

Benefits of Traveling to Nantucket in Spring

While the summer offers quintessential New England festivals and activities, the spring is much less congested and less expensive.

The temperatures during this time are typically around 30 - 60 degrees during the springtime and can get into the 70s in late spring and early summer. Layers are key this time of the year, but it’s still a great time of the year to be outdoors.

Nantucket has a year-round population of about 11,000 which swells up to roughly 50,000 during the peak summer months. Spring travel to Nantucket is perfect for those who want to avoid the peak travel season and the crowds and traffic that accompany it.

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