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Hi loves! Today I wanted to share part one of my Cape Cod trip from July! This trip was so special because I went with Joe and my parents; we are all best friends and have such a good time together! When planning the trip earlier this year, we knew we wanted to visit a different part of the Cape each day we were there so we wanted to stay in a pretty central location so we decided to stay in Sandwich, MA at the cutest little mom and pop motel, The Sandwich Inn & Suites. They took every precaution possible to make our stay healthy and safe and they made us feel very comfortable (and the price was great!!). Sandwich, MA was about a 7 hour car drive for us from PA.

Sunday morning was our first full day and we woke up bright and early and headed to Hyannis to catch the 6:30 am Steamship Authority ferry to Nantucket. I want to note that I did not do my research well enough and parking was very difficult to find- luckily we found a lot near the port that wasn't too far of a walk, but I recommend that you have an idea of where to park before you get there by checking out this page. Also, please make sure to check out Steamship Authority's homepage for Covid-19 updates!

We took the traditional (and cheaper) ferry ride over to the island which was about 2 hours long. It was a long ride but it was so worth it! Just around 9 am we made it to Nantucket and we were greeted with a charming wharf full of people riding bikes to grab their morning coffee (masks on!) and lots of golden retriever pups riding in the back of Jeeps (I think I really need a puppy now!!).  

I wanted to see the Brant Point Lighthouse first thing before it got too busy so we started the short walk there from downtown while taking in all of the island life.  

After taking endless photos by the lighthouse, we headed back to the wharf to grab some iced coffee, which was much needed on the 90 degree day! We then strolled in and out of some shops downtown trying to find the perfect souvenir to take home. I found the cutest "Nantucket red" crewneck sweatshirt at the store, 3 Girls and a Dog. 

I had been dreaming of getting ice cream from the infamous Juice Bar ever since I first saw a few preppy bloggers post about it on Instagram in like 2014 so I made sure to be first in line for it at 11 am haha! Let me just say, the wait was SO worth it!! I got cake batter ice cream in a warm waffle cone with rainbow sprinkles and it was absolutely delicious! 

After ice cream, some more shopping and a quick outfit change, we decided to hop on a bus and head over to 'Sconset for lunch and more sightseeing. We ended up grabbing lunch to-go at Claudette's Sandwich Shop and oh my goodness was it scrumptious! Get the smoked turkey sandwich with the works- it will not disappoint! Following lunch, we walked down the street a little bit to the 'Sconset Bluff Walk which is a public walkaway that has the most breathtaking views of quintessential Nantucket homes with ocean views and hydrangeas galore. We practically had the path to ourselves!!

After strolling through the lovely homes in 'Sconset we decided it was time to head home. We had such an amazing day in Nantucket and I hope to be able to stay on the island some day to really get to see everything it has to offer!

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