• Lisa Sherburne

7 Awesome Activities For The Best Nantucket Experience


Visiting the island this summer and looking for fun activities to do during your visit? There are plenty of excursions and places to explore on Nantucket! Whether you are looking to relax, exercise, or see some beautiful sights, Nantucket is the place to be!


Have a Beach Day

Nantucket is home to many beautiful beaches with fine sand and stunning views. With so many beaches to choose from you can't go wrong. If you're looking for more gentle waves, the North Shore beaches are perfect. Head to Children's Beach or Jettie's Beach for a relaxing time. If you're a surfer and looking for more waves, beaches on the South Shore including Surfside, Nobadeer, and Cisco have great waves.


Visit Nantucket’s Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center

If you're looking for a rainy day activity or interested in art and theatre, Nantucket Dreamland is the perfect way to spend your day. Nantucket Dreamland is dedicated to providing residents with films, different activities, and educational programs. If you have children, Nantucket Dreamland offers various performing arts activities and movies perfect for the whole family!


'Sconset Bluff Walk

The 'Sconset Bluff Walk is a must if you're into scenic views. On one side of this walking path, you will see some of the most incredible Nantucket homes. On the other side, you will see the cliff overlooking the ocean. This scenic route is a great activity if you're new to the island! Don't forget to stop by the 'Sconset Market for an ice cream after or Claudettes for a great sandwich!


Check out Nantucket's Lighthouses

Did you know the island is home to three lighthouses? Brant Point, Sankaty Lighthouse, and Great Point Lighthouse. There is a lot of history to each lighthouse and this is a great activity if you want to learn more about Nantucket. Pro Tip: Great Point is only accessible by 4-wheel drive or boat, so make sure you rent a jeep for the adventure!


Book a Boat Tour

Looking to get out on the water during your visit? There are many different cruises to choose from when visiting the island. Whether you're looking for a sunset cruise with cocktails, or a family-friendly cruise with ice cream, or take things offshore for some fishing, you can easily find the boat tour you're looking for.


Visit A Museum

Another rainy day/indoor activity or for those interested in Nantucket history, visiting the museums on the island is a great way to spend a day. The Whaling Museum is one of Nantucket's most famous museums with interactive exhibits and provides detailed insight into Nantucket's maritime history. Other museums to check out include Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum, Lightship Basket Museum, and the Maria Mitchell Association.

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