After our visit to the Nantucket Whaling Museum, we had to take a break in our hotel residence. We were still very full from breakfast, so we just had some snacks in our room and rested a bit before getting ready to go out again.
My kids, upon hearing about Children’s Beach, were eager to visit all morning, so we ended their wait by walking over, just across the street from the White Elephant Hotel Residences. I’m sure that in the summer, this is the perfect place for kids, as the name suggests, because of the calmness of the water. While May is definitely too cold to go in the water, the kids enjoyed dipping their toes, and playing on the climbing structure and swing set.
Our next stop was to the Juice Bar ice cream shop, which was billed to us as a must-do – something that the long line out the door confirmed. I’d have to agree that it is something you can’t miss whenever visiting Nantucket.
To relax a bit before dinner, we visited the Weezie Library for Children at the Nantucket Athenaeum, and read a few books to the kids. Then we got ready for dinner, which was at the Brant Point Grill White Elephant Hotel, and was absolutely amazing.
The next morning, we had a light breakfast, and went for a nice walk around to the shops, before having lunch at the Brotherhood of Thieves, a pub-style restaurant by the Whaling Museum. The burgers were excellent (and very filling), and the lobster bisque was loaded with whole pieces of lobster.
Finally, we got ready to leave – boarding the late afternoon ferry on Sunday afternoon, back to the mainland. The spring (before the crowds arrived for summer) was really a wonderful time to visit Nantucket, and we can’t wait to return.
Disclosure: The White Elephant Hotel Residences provided us with a complimentary two-night stay, as well as dinner at the Brant Point Grill (excluding alcohol).