Summer has officially made its debut in New England. There's a larger than life feeling in the air that makes you want to just get outside and celebrate. That time of year when it seems like everyone comes alive with new energy, welcoming a warmth in the air after those cold winter months. Boating, beach days, hikes and lobster boils are the weekend norms. A swarm of cars retreating from the cities to find quainter vibes can be spotted on Friday afternoons and vast crowds retreating to find outdoor activities seem to take over cities throughout the region. It's apparent that summer in New England is a special season. One worthy of recognition.
Nantucket is located southeast of mainland Massachusetts. Tiny and quaint, this island has a ton to offer. Historically a whaling community, Nantucket has grown into one of the most well established tourist destinations, both nationally and internationally.
We first visited Nantucket seven years ago on our honeymoon and it didn’t take long for us to fall in love with all of its enchanting offerings.
With dreamy nautical views, cobblestone streets, five-star lodging and world-class dining, Nantucket has something to offer for everyone.
Many choose to visit during the warmer summer months, but this post is a testimony to the festive charm that decorates the island during that beloved first weekend in December.
We snapped this scene during some mid-morning exploration close to the Brandt Point Lighthouse in the fine Town of Nantucket, MA.
It was a crowded Saturday evening on the quaint streets of Nantucket, MA. During the time of our stay on this lovely island, it happened to not only be our honeymoon, but also the Figawi Race weekend on the island. This annual boat race is the kick off celebration to the summer season for Nantucket island. The streets were lined with college students eager and loud, awaiting whatever activities were to occupy their last night on the island before returning back to their schools. Exhausted boaters after a long day of sailing, and of the course the ever so lucky families were also in attendance for this fun-filled weekend.
Located within the heart of a tiny island that is often featured, and that most have heard of, but may not have had the privilege of visiting, sits a treasure.
Recently renovated and upscaled, 76 Main is the perfect blend of modern chic mixed with historical Inn.
Since beginning our travels we had daydreamed of that perfect, nautical inn. Engaging in conversation with the local owners while sipping coffee or lounging in an outdoor seat embracing the community culture. 76 main fulfilled these desires beyond any expectation.
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