The Ultimate Beach Babymoon series continues with Nantucket.
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Ok, I know it's approaching Fall but I want to show you why Nantucket is the perfect fall beach babymoon. Imagine a stroll down on the beach, on a crisp Fall day. You are snuggled inside your warm sweater, holding a warm hand, and daydreaming about the sweet little someone who's coming soon. I mean who wouldn't want to go here. (I'm hinting to my husband now) Pregnant or not, What's more charming than strolling cobblestone streets amidst late 1800s architecture.
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Nantucket is an island about 30 miles off the southern coast of Cape Cod. Close your eyes and picture you and your man stepping off the ferry and stepping onto a cobblestone street. A beach babymoon in this historical enchanted island is nothing short of dreamy. The island is a slight 50 square miles of historical architecture filled with galleries, bed & breakfast, restaurants, and picturesque shops.
Nantucket has been referred to as the “best island in the world” by National Geographic. The main thoroughfare named “One of America's greatest Main Streets” by Travel & Leisure magazine. The islands historical architecture has been maintained and treasured by all who visit.
Why choose this beach babymoon destination? Hmm, maybe because you have 82 miles of beaches to determine where to rest your weary head. Imagine, you and your love grabbing lunch and heading to one of the gorgeous beaches to eat and talk about sweet nothings.
If you are a bird watcher, you may be quite content exploring the 30,000 acres of preserved land. Not my thing but to each his own!
I'm ready to go to this Beach Babymoon Destination, tell me how!
Airline: This little island has the 2nd busiest airport in Massachusetts. Flights are available from major airports
- Year-round: Boston, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard, and Westchester/White Plains
- Seasonally: JFK, Laguardia, Newark, Washington DC, Charlotte-Douglass
Ferry: Personally, this seems ideal. How romantic would it be to board a ferry to take you to your picturesque beach babymoon?
There are two ferry lines which provide year-round service from Hyannis to Nantucket.
- Hy-Line Cruises The travel time to Nantucket is one hour on their Catamarans (High-speed, may not be enjoyable pregnant) This is their only option. Fare: $77 round trip.
- The Steamship Authority: They offer both high-speed catamaran (1 hour) and a car and passenger ferry (2 1/4 hour trip) High-Speed Fare: $69.00 round trip. Ferry Fare: $37.00 round trip
Harwich Port to Nantucket: (seasonally until early October)
- Freedom Cruise Line: fare is $76.00 round trip
New Bedford to Nantucket: (seasonally until early October)
- Seastreak Fare is $90 round-trip
Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket (seasonally from late May to early October)
- Hy-Line Cruises: inter-Island ferry: Fare is $65 round-trip
Parking is available for all at a fee.
Where to stay on your Beach Babymoon Nantucket get-away
This Beach Babymoon Destination features several options for where to stay.
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Next in line but not in order of priority is the super modern and chic 21 Broad hotel. Offering 27 rooms decked out in amenities such as blackout curtains and luxury linens. How about the Vitamin C shower? Hello? Not to mention that they are only a two-block walk from the ferry! Their guest lounge boasts a game table, a vinyl turntable, and space for hanging out. The hotel even has an outdoor fire pit that you can enjoy in the cool of the evening. Let's talk about how millennial it is that they also hand you a complimentary Ipad for use during your stay.
Image credit: 21 Broad
Something Natural: A Nantucket favorite sandwich and bakery shop. Perfect place to grab a picnic lunch! I've heard the lobster sandwich is fantastic!
Bartlett Farms: A local favorite. Grab some fresh produce from Nantucket's oldest farm, dating back to the 1800's.
Downyflake Doughnuts: A family owned (for 84 years) sweet little spot. Oh my lord, check out their famous blueberry pancakes. HOLY SMOKES they look incredible!!!!!
Provisions Sandwiches: Lord have mercy check out the “Turkey Terrific” which is filled with smoked turkey/stuffing/ cranberry sauce & mayo on Portuguese Galley Beach: is the place to go for the best food. Their website claims that presidents have dined with them.
Related: yelp search for where to eat in Nantucket. Yelp is my go-to throughout all my travels. I try to eat somewhere new on each day of our trip. Unless I find something, I am completely in love with and choose to repeat a few times.
What to do on this Beach Babymoon:
Girl, get your man to charter a sailboat. Put on your cute little outfit, grab a sweater, and lay back and smell the ocean. I would recommend a whale watching or seal tour (I'm slightly obsessed with whale watching). Cisco Brewer: Ok, If this is a non-babymoon than this if for you. If not, this is for your partner. Your time will come. Grab a bottle of their wine to take home, think post-baby celebrations! Cisco Brewer has a party on the weekend with live music! Tip: There’s a free shuttle from the visitors’ center in town to the brewery and back. Visit the whaling museum or The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum which showcases the memory of the Nantucket Islanders who risked their lives to save shipwrecked sailors. I don't know about you, but I LOVE HISTORY!!!!
Most affordable time to visit Nantucket: mid to late September.
Traveling on the Island: Skip a car rental, plan to walk and use Uber!
Getting there: Take the Ferry and enjoy the experience.
Important to note: Many places only take CASH!!
Make sure while you are lounging on your beach babymoon in Nantucket that you check out these posts to prep for labor.