In the middle of our week in New England we headed out to Nantucket Island for a little getaway in the middle of our vacation!
Nantucket looks like a movie set of a New England seaside village. There are over 800 homes on Nantucket that were built before the Civil War!
We took the ferry from Cape Cod over to Nantucket. This is the view heading into port in Nantucket. I love the little lighthouse!
And here is the Mr. on the boat. It was COLD. I sat inside. Ha!
We found an adorable B&B called the Seven Sea Street Inn. I don't think the innkeepers knew what to make of us considering that most of their patrons are retirees -- especially in October!
Regardless, the inn was just so charming!
When we checked into the Inn the innkeeper gave us the lowdown on what to do on Nantucket. When he said that there was a great brewery/vineyard on the island (in fact, the only one on the island) we knew what we were going to do for the rest of that day!
Biking is a great mode of transportation on Nantucket, considering that the island is pretty tiny.
We we rented bikes at Young's Bicycle shop and got to hear about the Nantucket vs. Martha's Vineyard rivalry from the townies working in the shop. Priceless.
Then we biked about two miles out to Cisco Brewers/Nantucket Vineyard.
We started off wine tasting.
No, they don't grow the grapes on the island. They have them shipped in from Oregon/Washington and then make the wine on Nantucket.
Then we did beer tasting.
I'd definitely say that beer is their speciality! But the wine was pretty good too.
After three hours of wine and beer tasting we headed back to the Inn to get ready for dinner.
We had dinner at a chic little place called LoLa 41. It was expensive, but really good. Their speciality is serving food from the 41st latitude line. Interesting, right?
Outside of LoLa.
The next morning we had breakfast at the Inn and then did a 20 mile round trip bike ride out to Sconset, the East end of the island.
We rode on some beautiful bike paths.
And saw some nice fall foliage.
On our way saw lots of historic homes. Including this old captain's house.
Note: I don't want to post pictures of beautiful Nantucket homes we saw, because I feel like it's odd to post pictures of homes that aren't mine. Just do a google image search of "Sconset" to see the adorable homes out there.
We finally made it out to Sconset and got a picture with the big old lighthouse. Lighthouses are so "New England" aren't they?
It was starting to get stormy out at sea, so we took a few more pictures along the coast and then headed back to town.
Good thing we rode back when we did, because when we got back to town it started pouring rain. So we spent our final afternoon on Nantucket indoors eating and shopping. Check out this shirt we found in one shop! I died laughing.
We were on Nantucket island for a little over 24 hours and had a fabulous time. But that was as long of a trip as this city girl would have wanted. Nantucket is just so small, quiet, and slow-paced! Especially in the fall. However, it was very relaxing!
See here and here for part 1 and part 2 of our Boston/New England trip. And to see our full trip itinerary in chronological order, click here.
Stay tuned for the final Boston post tomorrow!
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