Sleep. Stroll. Sip. : Nantucket

After scoring a great deal on Jetsetter, we decided to visit the lovely island of Nantucket this past weekend. I’ve been dying to check out this special Massachusetts vacation destination since I arrived in Boston five years ago and was jumping for joy at the opportunity this fall. Even in the off season, this charming place still managed to exceed all my expectations. I’m already looking forward to planning another trip next summer!

Sleep

 Vanessa Noel Hotel, was the ideal stylish place to stay for our fun weekend (thanks Jetsetter and M!). The service was outstanding and the sheets extremely comfortable. It was nice to see the modern touches of this hotel against the traditional Nantucket architecture.

Sip 

 I was thoroughly impressed with the delicious Latin cuisine found at corazón del mar. I suggest asking for a table in the lively upstairs area and starting out with the street corn as an appetizer.

 If you’re looking for a cozy atmosphere, make sure you dine at American Seasons for dinner. This restaurant takes pleasure in combining regional and seasonal produce with a stellar wine list. Make sure to get the signature Flying Elvis dessert to share!

 For a unique, yet mind-blowing, brunch head over to Black-Eyed Susan’s. This BYOB restaurant was one that came highly recommended by a few people and I’m looking forward to returning next summer to enjoy dinner on the back patio.

Stroll

 I highly recommend cruising over to Nantucket’s annual Harvest Fair if you’re planning to visit the island next autumn. This event was complete with fresh apple cider, tours of the Mill, classic lawn games and many more enjoyable activities. It was sweet to see all the families soaking up the sunshine and flying kites in the brisk breeze.

 If you’re looking to head to the East Shore for fewer tourists and a more relaxed atmosphere check out Siasconset. I wish I ended every week sitting on this remote beach enjoying a little cheese and french bread in the cool crisp air.

 We also rode our bikes out to Madaket Beach and spent the afternoon reading on the soft sand. I liked how this spot was off the beaten path, it felt like a fun adventure to get there.

 We stumbled upon this open air vintage shop while biking home from the beach late one afternoon. It was really interesting to see the owner’s collection of fun finds, especially the vintage suitcases.

I’m already excited to check out some more hot spots during my next visit (bodegaDune, Nantucket Bake Shopprovisions)! 

 

2 Responses to Sleep. Stroll. Sip. : Nantucket

  1. ACK fan says:

    Awesome recommendations! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Louise Harkavy says:

    Finally got to your blog. So glad that I did.
    Amelia——-you are somthing else!!
    Kisses,
    Weesie

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