Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! Sorry about the little blog vacation, if you follow along on snapchat or Instagram then you already saw that I spent a long holiday weekend on Nantucket with some of my best friends from college! I thought it would be nice to share some photos and a little about my trip today!
This is my fourth year in a row traveling to Nantucket for a holiday weekend, I've been lucky enough that my friend Katherine works at a beautiful hotel on the island, The White Elephant, and spends most of her year working on island.
Every summer since Katherine started working on Nantucket we've been lucky enough to make the long journey to Nantucket. While the island certainly isn't easy to get to, it's 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, it is worth every moment of travel when you arrive on the shores.
When you arrive in Nantucket harbor you will be greeted by Brant Point Lighthouse, which is just down from the White Elephant. It's a great sight after long hours of travel.
Another fun fact about Nantucket is that all the beaches are public! You can pretty much ride up anywhere on the coast and walk down to the beach. This photo was taken at Cisco Beach which was a new favorite this year, it was peaceful and had plenty of parking. We even found a sandbar to swim up to which was so fun!
We arrived on the island on Friday...after taking a 3 hour nap in Hyannis since we flew into Boston Thursday night and driving down to the Cape...we took the 6:15am fast ferry and got into ACK right around 7:45am. Katherine greeted us at the ferry and we headed right to the house to relax and meet her new puppy Tyler (who was sooo cute).
We filled the weekend with all our favorite Nantucket activities; seafood, bike rides, shopping, beach days, boating, late nights at the Chicken Box, drinks at Cisco Brewery, and eating both dinner and late night snacks a Millie's and Millie's Dockside (we are a little obsessed with Millie's).
It was truly such an amazing weekend, filled with some of my favorite people in the world. Katherine and Kebel were so kind and the best hosts in their adorable cottage, I can't thank them enough for inviting us to stay with them.
If these photos don't convince you to book a ticket to Nantucket immediately I don't know what will! I wish I could spend the entire summer there, I'm already planning my next visit!
Also, if people are interested I've been thinking of working with Katherine to write a Nantucket guide for the blog, let me know if that's something you'd like to see!
Have you ever been to Nantucket? I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!