A Day Trip to Nantucket Island
Hey friends! Life lately has been a little crazy. I am scheduled to move from Charleston to Seattle in two weeks, so I have been organizing, sorting, and packing up our house to prepare for our cross-country move. I decided to take a weekend break and visit my sweet husband. Doug is in Connecticut this summer for his last round of training for his job, and he has the weekends off so we decided to hop on a ferry and take a day trip to Nantucket Island. It was our first time to visit the island. Nantucket had a small town feel, hydrangeas and roses line the houses (one of my favorite flowers), so needless to say, it felt like I was in a dream. If you are ever in the New England area, I highly recommend a visit to the island.
What we did:
1. The Bean– We started off walking in the historic district of Nantucket and came across this coffee shop. It was in a great location to grab a latte, to walk around the streets, and to take in all of the New England charm. Our lattes were great, and I highly recommend this coffee shop!
2. Fog Island Café– We had brunch at this café; and, oh my goodness, I cannot wait to return. We ordered fresh fruit and omelets (SO tasty). We did eat here on a Saturday, so there was a bit of a wait but it was all good because there are TONS of shops around the café while you wait.
3. Island Bike Rentals- After we finished with brunch, we hopped on a Moped and rode out to Sankaty Head Light house in ‘Sconset (the coast of Nantucket). The ride out there is breathtaking. I recommend to bike or Moped out to the nearby beach, enjoy a book, then travel to the lighthouse farther down the island. The lighthouse is one of the most beautiful ones I’ve seen! The homes located all around the lighthouse are also beautiful to look at! We took in all the views, and this took most of the second half of our day. Before it was time to turn in our Mopeds, we rode to the famous Brant Point Lighthouse (that you see on the ferry when you enter on to the island). This Lighthouse was in a great location, surrounded by the coast, and again stunning houses.
4. Slip 14 Bar– After we turned in our Mopeds, we had about an hour until we needed to catch the ferry. We stumbled upon Slip 14 Bar, Doug enjoyed some local beer, while I enjoyed some water 🙂 . There are tons of shops and restaurant/bars in the Old Wharf area. I highly recommend finishing your day picking up a few souvenirs in this area and ending your day with a drink and an appetizer to share!
I cannot wait to travel bACK one day. Doug definitely had to drag me back on the ferry because I did not want to leave! Thank you for reading; and leave a comment below if you enjoyed this travel guide, and also if you have any Nantucket recommendations for next time!