In the chilly winter months, the beauty of Martha’s Vineyard never fails. The quieter season is a wonderful time to getaway and admire snowy rolling hills and breathe in the crisp clean air while sharing quality time with your special someone.
Warm Up at Nat’s Nook
Don’t let the chilly ocean breeze ruin your date! Nat’s Nook is a romantic, cozy spot just a few steps from the Steamship Authority ferry in Vineyard Haven. Their offerings of sweet and savory crepes, breakfast sandwiches, and steaming hot lattes are available until 2pm. Grab a table for two, or lounge together on the couch for an intimate way to share breakfast.
Take a Spa Day
Mansion House is located in the heart of downtown Vineyard Haven, and is the perfect stop to sit back and relax. Their spa offers couples massages, with your choice of Swedish, Deep Tissue, or Combination massages. They also offer aromatherapy as an added bonus! Mansion House also offers a sauna and steam room in case those massages weren’t relaxing enough. Easing tension together and spending time to connect is the perfect start to a romantic island getaway.
Stop for a Sweet Treat
Just a few steps from Mansion House sits Sweet Bites, a family-owned small batch bakery that makes scrumptious treats! You can’t miss it - their location in Vineyard Haven may be on the smaller side - but it is also bright pink! Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory, Sweet Bites has you covered. They even offer lunch, too, for those working up an appetite.
Stop and Smell the Flowers
Make sure to treat your partner to a beautiful floral arrangement from Morrice Florist on your way out of town! This charming florist shop is woman-owned, and their creations are absolutely stunning. Their store also offers thoughtful gifts and home decor, and the overall atmosphere of Morrice Florist is enough to make anyone swoon
Take a Stroll through Edgartown
Bring some of that vacation relaxation home by shopping at Botanical Beauty! Owned by holistic aesthetician Rachel Sotnik, this boutique spa offers quite the selection of wellness, self care, and beauty products. Services also include facials, lash lifts, waxing, and more. It’s the perfect stop to grab some gifts for loved ones - and maybe even a few for yourself!
Established in 1966, this Martha’s Vineyard icon is a must-stop on a romantic getaway. CB Stark is a full-service fine jewelry shop which has created many traditions for visitors and islanders alike. Shop their very popular Vineyard Charms, which showcase some of the best locations and memories that the Island has to offer.
If you happen to be visiting in early December be sure to check out the fun and festivities that take over town every year during Christmas in Edgartown.
Grab a Drink
A few towns on the Island are dry towns (read all about our liquor laws), but if you’re staying in Oak Bluffs or Edgartown, then you’re covered! A great stop on Main Street in Edgartown is Rosewater Wine & Spirits, where you can find a unique selection of wines, spirits, and beers. The warm atmosphere in this small shop is a great cure for a cold winter day, and they even offer gifts and a small selection of provisions.
Enjoy the View
Catch a stunning sunset at the Edgartown Harbor Light. This picturesque spot is truly romantic no matter the time of day, but the sunsets are to die for. As a popular destination for wedding photos, this spot should be a definite stop on your getaway.
Wine and Dine
Known for its unique wine collection and their creative cocktails which are considered the best on the Vineyard, Alchemy is a bustling bistro and bar on Main Street in Edgartown. The romantic atmosphere is the perfect setting for a dinner for two, and the mouthwatering dishes such as the Atlantic Halibut and Wagyu Burger will not disappoint!
Step back in time at Edgartown’s Charlotte Inn. Explore the Inn’s romantic gardens, library, and quiet sitting rooms which are adorned with grand oil paintings. The intimate rooms are not only artfully curated like the rest of the manor, but they are also equipped with fireplaces and private gardens. If you’re looking for a magical stay for your getaway, the Charlotte Inn is the perfect spot.
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