Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nantucket

I don't know WHY it took me 25 years to get to Nantucket.  Maybe because I'm a Midwesterner who, before our trip last week, had only experienced the northeast via NYC.   Nantucket is heaven.  It's bliss.  It makes you say things like "adorable", "cute", "charming", "cozy", "picturesque", and "fantasy" over and over again.   Sam and I stayed in Cape Cod but took the ferry over to the island for the day.  We strolled in and out of the boutiques along the cobblestone roads, rented a Vespa, and laid by the beach.  







We lunched at Corazon del Mar to cure our homesickness for Tex Mex.  I drank a true Mexican coke straight from the glass bottle.  Again, bliss.  My only regret was not staying overnight in Nantucket.  But at rates of about $750/night at most hotels, it costs a pretty penny.  We did visit the White Elephant Hotel for dinner and sat on their patio overlooking the water.  I tried my first bowl of clam chowder and it was everything I thought it could be.  When we left the restaurant, there was an antique car parked out front:


Honestly, how can you not say "charming" or "cute" when you see that?!  Moral of the story:  Get thee to Nantucket ASAP.  Many thanks to Mackenzie and Jacin for the recommendations!

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20 comments:

  1. These pics are gorgeous!! I've never really put too much thought into a trip to Nantucket, but you've sparked my wanderlust. I want to go to there.

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  2. I have only been once but I still dream about it. Bliss.

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  3. Nantucket is my favorite!! I just adore New England in general. I love the quaint style and look of Nantucket!! So glad you had a great time!

    xo

    www.simplylowcountry.com

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  4. Ok, putting Nantucket on my list right now. Love these pictures!

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  5. I love New England. Can't wait to go back. :)

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  6. I went for my first (and only) time last year - it is just so gorgeous! I couldn't believe the hydrangeas everywhere! Like..... EVERYWHERE. It's like a dream world. I've never been to the Cape hopefully you'l post pictures of that too!
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  7. My BFF's mom got married in Nantucket just a few weeks ago. They said it was amazing! It looks dreamy. Glad you had fun!

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  8. So adorable! they look like little doll houses...would love to go!

    Best!
    Laura

    www.lauradrodesigns.blogspot.com

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  9. this place looks lovely!

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  10. PLEASE say that you stayed ON Cape Cod, not IN Cape Cod. The Cape is an island that you stay on. You can say that you stayed IN a particular town, such as...I stayed in Barnstable. As for Nantucket, you could you either IN or ON. You stayed ON Nantucket (as in the island) or you stayed IN Nantucket (as in the village, rather than 'Sconset).
    From: A Native Cape Codder. :-)

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  11. i had no idea nantucket hotels were so spendy! what a charming place to see though! love it!

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  12. You've inspired a much-needed road trip! It looks so quaint and refreshing.

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  14. Summer is my favorite time of the year because my family gets to plan a trip. This year they wanted to go to Nantucket. I have never been up there so I had to research Nantucket Summer Rental . There were a lot of options and most of the places to rent looked so nice.

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