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Nantucket Recreation
Plan your activities before your Nantucket Vacation. Biking, beaches, arts, Nantucket museums and history, find them all here.

Beaches
Nantucket is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Whether you prefer the gentle waters of Nantucket Sound or the wilder ocean waves, Nantucket Island has a beach you will love.
Lighthouses
They've basked in the luxury of beachside summers and they've bristled against the most ruthless island winters. Nantucket has three lighthouses, each with its own distinctive look, personality and history.
Biking
With miles of bike paths to all parts of the Nantucket Island, a bike is the ideal way to get around. You can rent bikes or bring your own, and there's even a guide offering Nantucket Bike Tours.
Boating, Fishing & Water Sports
You've come to an island, of course you want to have fun on and in the water on Nantucket! Here are suggestions for boating, fishing, seal cruises, whale watching, sailing, yachts, and more! Check out our Fishing Information to learn where to get your fishing license and more.
Museums & Sites
More than half a dozen Nantucket museums are open to visitors during the season, featuring exhibits on Nantucket whaling, island art, Nantucket shipwrecks, Nantucket Lightship Baskets, and more.
Family & Kids Fun
Activities, classes, nature walks, camps, sports, theater and other fun stuff is offered just for kids on Nantucket Island. And check our calendar for events specially suited to children and families.
Fitness & Sports
Nantucket offers a variety of fitness clubs and personal trainers to stay fit, look good, and feel great.
Island Tours
See Nantucket by bus, bike, water, or on foot with an islander to guide you.
Festivals
Daffodil Festival, Nantucket Wine Festival, Film Festival, and festivals celebrating maritime life, cranberries, and the arts...Nantucket is home to a variety of festivals throughout the year.
Night Life
When the sun goes down on Nantucket, there's still plenty to do. Live bands from Rock to Jazz, karaoke, poker, trivia, and so much more. Here are a few of Nantucket's hottest nightspots.
Theater, Film, Music, Lectures
Island movie theaters, Nantucket music groups, and Nantucket theater groups offer a wide range of entertainment year-round for audiences of all ages.
Celebrations
All the services you need to make your event on Nantucket Island a success, including Event Planners, Party Rentals, and more!

Spirit of the Island

Sarah Ellis is celebrating the opening of her new location for her popular shop Scrub Oak at 10 Straight Wharf, which at one time housed the Artists Association's "Little Gallery," with an art opening on Friday, July 24 featuring woodcuts by John Carruthers. The exhibit will continue to August 7. ... Read More...

Painting Beauty, Elizabeth Congdon

Elizabeth Congdon sees her work as "a diary written with pigment and brush." She paints from life to watch the nuances of the natural world and uses these studies to work on a large scale or combine with still life. This Friday, July 24, from 6 to 9 pm, you can meet this artist and see a selectio... Read More...

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