Looking for an ACK-tion packed day you or your child wont forget? Here is a list of my favorite top ten children activities.
1. My hands down favorite is hopping aboard the Monomoy with Capt’ Josh Eldridge for his famous “Critter Cruise”. This cruise is a very hands on experience where you and your children get to haul up lobster traps and discover the latest catch. The Monomoy has a touch tank for endless fun. This hour long trip is actually a good bang for your buck Adults: $55 Children: $45 PS don’t forget your camera. You will regret it… Learn more @ http://crittercruise.com/
2. What makes Madaket, Madaket? Come the late afternoon, refresh your beach bags and head west for a sunset you wont forget. Out of beach food? Don’t worry it isn’t quite the wilderness. Be sure to stop at Millies for tacos, lobster rolls and even ice cream. Check out Millies here - http://www.milliesnantucket.com/www/
3. Morning workout doesn’t sound like a vacation to everyone. But Marjory Trott’s Dance and Sing class on Children Beach is a great way to start the day. The beach has a play ground, public restrooms and take out food. So jumpstart your day and reserve a spot for just $22 a class. http://www.marjorytrott.com/www.Marjory_Trott.com/Home.html
4. Rainy day? It happens…often. Catch a flick at the newly renovated Dreamland Film and Performing Arts. Grab the gang and have a family movie night or check out one of the Theatre Workshop plays. http://www.nantucketdreamland.org/
5. If you’re heading to or from Steps Beach be sure to disappear for a bite to eat at Something Natural. Highly family oriented with children specific menus and healthy choices for adults. The outdoors picnic area is a great spot to take it all in.
6. With so much to do here on Nantucket people often forget to stop and learn the history of our unique island. Visiting the whaling museum is a necessity. It is a great way to get a break from the sun and learn why Nantucket is Nantucket. The various interactive games and exhibits does a great job of engaging children. The museum is open from 10am-5pm Adults $20-Children $5 http://www.nha.org/sites/index.html
7. No boat? Don’t worry they never work anyway. One of the many benefits of living on an island there are endless fishing spots. Head to one of our collection of tackle shops where local experts will gladly get you rigged with just a rod and some specific tackle. They are known for providing helpful tips on the latest striper bite!http://www.billfishertackle.com/ or http://nantuckettacklecenter.com/
8. For all you bookworms our Library is in a historic 1847 crafted building. Where children can attend free story time and crafts for kids. The dominant building right in town is always a nice place to stop and take a peak. http://www.nantucketatheneum.org/
9. The spots for a Family Photo on the island are endless. However, Brant Point is one my favorites. Whether it’s a photo, waving to the ferry or tossing a line in the water. Its always a pleasant destination.
10. Lastly, but definitely not least, there is no better way to spend a Saturday morning at Nantucket’s Farmers and Artisans Market. You wont miss the activities walking through town Cambridge Street is filled with food, music and fun. Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. Check out Sustainable Nantucket for more information. http://www.sustainablenantucket.org/