4 Tips to Planning the Perfect Nantucket Spring Vacation

Are you already dreaming of a spring getaway to a beautiful and charming destination? If that’s your plan, chances are that Nantucket is on your mind. At Affordable Rentals, from our experience helping visitors book the perfect car rental, we’ve found that it’s really never too early to start planning a vacation. We may be in the throes of winter on the island, but it’s the perfect time to start trip planning. Here are four tips on how to jump-start your spring vacation to Nantucket.

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Tip #1: Start Researching Early

The key to planning a successful vacation is to research. Here are ideas on the best ways to do it:

  • Read travel guides or browse through Nantucket websites to get an idea of things to do, places to see, and restaurants to try.
  • Ask for recommendations from friends or family members who have visited the island.
  • Join Facebook groups and online travel forums to get advice from locals and other travelers.

Tip #2: Plan Your Dates Around Annual Festivals

Nantucket Island is home to several annual festivals. Two popular spring festivals are:

The Daffodil Festival

This island-wide celebration of spring takes place on April 25th-28th this next year. Expect the streets of Nantucket to be decorated with thousands of daffodils in bloom. Families can experience the joy of parades, picnics, parties, and pageants.

Nantucket Wine and Food

Planned for May 15-19, 2024, this festival is the perfect event for foodies. Restaurants, wineries, and local farmers come together to showcase the island’s culinary delights.

Tip #3: Book Your Hotel Early

Nantucket offers a variety of accommodation options ranging from cozy bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels. Here are two options to consider:

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort

Rated as the top luxury hotel in the country according to TripAdvisor, this hotel stands as the island’s only year-round accommodation option. Guests are offered various choices, from comfortable rooms and suites to cozy cottages. Along with an inviting outdoor swimming pool, the hotel provides complimentary outdoor kids programs, ensuring everyone has a fantastic stay.

White Elephant Harborside Hotel

With a rich history dating back to the 1920s, the White Elephant Hotel has recently undergone a complete renovation, blending classic Nantucket charm with modern sophistication. This iconic harborside hotel offers breathtaking views of Nantucket Harbor, while its prime location allows guests to easily access the island’s top attractions, including beautiful beaches, quaint shops, and restaurants.

Tip #4: Book a Convenient Car Rental

To explore the beauty of Nantucket, you’ll need a Jeep or car rental to see all the island has to offer. Convenience is key, so book early and with a plan in mind. Ask yourself important questions, like Where will I take the rental? Will I need a 4-wheel drive vehicle? 

Affordable Rentals is conveniently located downtown by the Steamship and Hyline dock. We open early with an after-hours key drop if you need to return your rental while our office is closed. We specialize in providing island vehicles that are perfect for excursions around the island. Our fleet includes Jeep Wranglers, Ford Broncos, electric BMW i3s, and Mini Cooper Convertibles. Also, if you rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle, it comes with the necessary Town of Nantucket beach permit and the Oversand permit required for Great Point.

By following these tips, you can plan the perfect spring getaway to Nantucket. Start your research early, and don’t forget to book your car rental from Affordable Rentals. Contact us at (508) 313-9313 or book a rental online today. We can’t wait to help you make your dream spring vacation to Nantucket a reality!