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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Honeymoon Spotlight: Nantucket

Nantucket, Massachusetts

"Downtown Landmark"

Siasconset cottage

Living overseas is always exciting but lately with the Fourth of July passing, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic for my New England roots, summers filled with lobster, barbecues, lighting bugs and all. So for today's honeymoon adventures, I would like to introduce my best friend Kira, she will be guest blogging for today's spotlight, sharing her insights on the perfect honeymoon adventure in Nantucket.

Kira's travel insights............
Given the small window of opportunity Nantucket affords newlyweds, your best bet is a little visit between mid June and very early September. Nantucket is an incredibly unique and beautiful island just off Cape Cod (coastal Massachusetts). If you’re looking for the ultimate in island relaxation and all of the history and charm New England has to offer, Nantucket will be your honeymoon nirvana.

Only 47 square miles, Nantucket is a little island gem with rich architecture, beautiful beaches and miles and miles of bike paths that swath the entire island. You will lose yourself in days of island wilderness, strolls rich with salt water and sea grass, and rolling fog that has a way of wrapping itself around you like a warm down blanket. Few places are as romantic and provide a magical backdrop for a perfect honeymoon.

{Foot Path in Siasconset}

While on-island, you can opt for many popular activities including sea kayaking in the bay, fishing expeditions with knowledgeable local fisherman, lovely strolls up and down the town’s charming cobblestone Main Street. Whether shopping for the island’s unique artisan straw baskets, golden whale tail pendants, raising your paddle at the weekly Saturday morning auctions or simply admiring the many windows the island has to offer, Nantucket’s historic downtown sure has something for everyone.


The Summer House – beautiful seaside location in Siasconset
DeMarco – historic building downtown
Boarding House – Exquisite dining, an island favorite
The Pearl – Outstanding seafood, in a fresh, chic space
Provisions – Take out deli at the wharf – don’t leave the island without trying the Turkey Terrific sandwich

My Favorite island bakeries
Nantucket Bake Shop
Daily Breads
Something Natural
Bartlett’s Farms – wonderful local organic farm and farmer’s market. Everything from fresh vegetables and meats, to local soaps, juices and baked goods

How to get there
Nantucket Steamship Authority – regular ferry schedule from Hyannis
Cape Air/Island Air – 15 minute flight from Hyannis Airport

{All photography by Kira Wind}