The island of Nantucket begs to be explored in warm weather by families, when school's out and beach vacations are calling. With two boutique hotels on the island, it's the perfect setting for families looking for things to do with kids on Nantucket. Here is our list of our favorite things to do with kids on Nantucket so you can have a relaxing visit on the island.
Dionis Beach is a short drive or bike ride out of town, but that means it's quieter than Jetties Beach and Children's Beach. Located on Nantucket Sound, this beach has beautiful, clean sand; calmer waves for the younger set; and a lifeguard on duty. Make a day out of it by packing a lunch and biking on the Madaket bike path three miles from the center of town to the beach.
This Nantucket history museum is a must-see for all ages, but it tops the list of things to do with kids on Nantucket, especially on a rainy day. Kids will love the giant sperm whale skeleton and the displays of the boats and tools of the whaling trade. Visit the museum's discovery center where kids can explore interactive exhibits and make their own scrimshaw at the craft table.
It's always a good idea to check in with the library when you visit a new place, and Nantucket's offers plenty of things to do with kids. From morning story hour to creative movement time with a yoga instructor, the Nantucket Atheneum has great programing for children. Pick up a few books for a rainy day while you're there and take a moment to appreciate the architecture of the library's historic building.