Friday, April 13, 2018

Family-Friendly Activities in Nantucket

Nantucket is a particularly good holiday destination for families.  This scenic island in Massachusetts is packed with plenty of activities to enjoy, adventures to have, and breathtaking views to enjoy.  The great variety of wonderful activities makes it the perfect spot for the entire family because you are sure to find something that everyone will love.  Here are the top family-friendly attractions close to Cliff Lodge that you and the family can try.

brother and sister running along the beach

Have fun on the beach

Beaches are some of the best family-friendly attractions to enjoy.  There is always something for you to do on the beach.  Family members of all ages benefit from these sunny spots and plenty of water activities ensures that there will never be a dull moment.  Nantucket’s beaches are all glorious and mostly child and senior friendly.  Sconset Beach, Jetties Beach, and the Children’s Beach are just a few of the many beaches that the entire family can enjoy.

Nantucket Whaling Museum

This museum is dedicated to the history of whaling.  This museum features plenty of historic items such as whale-hunting boats, tools, and huge skeletons of real whales.  You can also watch a whaling documentary while you are enjoying all of the interesting artifacts.  This is a good spot for children, adults and especially for those with a passion for history.

Visit the lighthouses

Everyone loves a lighthouse and in Nantucket, there are quite a few lighthouses to gawk at.  The Brant Point Light and Sankathy Head Light are two of the most popular historical places to visit while you are enjoying day trips on Nantucket Island.

Give the restaurants a try

Most of the restaurants here are incredibly family-friendly.  The restaurants are great to visit and the foods here are incredible and very unique since the island’s restaurants have a rather distinct method of cooking.

Tuckernuck Island

This 900-acre island was the original whaling port of Nantucket and is a good spot for the entire family to visit.  The island offers plenty of historical elements to check out and the entire family will love the boat ride over where they can spot plenty of seals.


Golfing is a great sport for adults of all ages and even for children.  If you want to include a sporty adventure on your trip then the Sankaty Head Golf Club is a stop that the entire family will definitely enjoy.

Sailing adventures

Everyone loves a good boat ride and the sailing adventures on various beaches are superb for keeping the entire family happy.  Sailing charters are incredibly accommodating and these trips are very safe to enjoy while you are visiting.


Festivals like the Christmas Stroll on Nantucket, Nantucket Film Festival, or Nantucket Wine & Food Festival are great events that the entire family surely will love.  These festivals are always beautiful, offer a great variety of activities and are great fun.

There are plenty of wonderful activities for the entire family to enjoy on Nantucket Island and Cliff Lodge is the perfect location for families to stay over because it is so close to most of the best things to do.