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Nantucket, MA

A Picture-Perfect Nantucket Family Vacation

Experience an unforgettable family vacation when you plan your upcoming stay with Nantucket Island Resorts. We offer a selection of family friendly hotels, each with an array of kids' amenities and an attentive concierge service to help you discover the best of Nantucket. For more information on things to do, click here.

Infants' and Kids' Amenities

Our Pre-arrival Concierge is happy to help you plan your family vacation. To contact us, please email [email protected] or call 866-838-9252. We're happy to provide a host of infants' and kids' amenities upon your arrival. Please let us know in advance if you will need a Pack 'n Play or umbrella stroller.

White Elephant Harborside

Enjoy a kids' check-in gift, Nantucket Kids' Adventure Guide, White Elephant's own 'mini-chef' program, a scavenger hunt with fun prizes, plastic infant bathtubs, spout protectors, bottle warmers, sippy cups, emergency diapers, diaper genies, and bath products. For more information about family vacations and activities at the White Elephant, click here

White Elephant Residences and Inn

Families can take advantage of our poolside ice cream cart, boogie boards, beach toys, board games, kids' movies and popcorn, indoor camping tents, 'mini-chef' program, Xbox and Wii with games, crib, Pack ‘n play, wipes, disposable diapers, and lotions. For more information about family vacations and activities at the White Elephant Residences & Inn, click here.

Jared Coffin House

Prepare for an unforgettable family escape with a host of amenities at Jared Coffin house, including a kids' coloring book, Nantucket Kids' Adventure Guide, and scavenger hunts with fun prizes for everyone. For more information about family vacations and activities at Jared Coffin House, click here.

The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin

Plan your family getaway at the Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin and enjoy a kids' coloring book, Nantucket Kids' Adventure Guide, scavenger hunt with fun prize, fishing rods, reels and tackle boxes. For more information about family vacations and activities at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin, click here

A Day at the Beach

Go hunting for sea shells, head for the waves with your boogey board, or soak in the sun. With over 80 miles of beaches to explore, Nantucket Island provides the perfect setting. Families with younger children will prefer the lower surf found at Children's Beach and Jetties Beach, with concession stands and playgrounds.

Out at Sea

Enjoy maritime activities on Nantucket, including kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing. Rent a charter boat for a family fishing expedition. Enjoy a whale watching cruise with Shear Water Excursions, or take part in their kid-friendly ice cream cruise. Kids can also enjoy the pirate-themed cruises offered by Endeavor Sailing or the hands-on learning Critter Cruise with Captain Josh.

Discover Natural Beauty

With picturesque landscapes, pristine waters, and an abundance of wildlife, Nantucket is a nature lover's dream. Go bird watching or take a wildflower walk with the members of the Maria Mitchell Association. Nantucket offers a number of natural history related tours to help your family discover the bounties of nature.

Museum Exhibits & Programs

Nantucket features more than a dozen museums-some with special exhibits for children. The Whaling Museum offers various family workshops focused on music, art, and history. They also boast a number of children's programs and a discovery room that's perfect for hands-on activities.

Nantucket by Bicycle

Grab the family, pack a picnic basket, and explore Nantucket's beautiful landscape by bicycle. The island features over twenty miles of paved bicycle paths, ranging from just under a mile up to eight miles in length. Many of our properties feature complimentary bicycle rentals. Our Pre-Arrival Concierge can help you make arrangements for your family's bicycle outing.

A Night Out

How about dinner and a movie with the kids? Nantucket's new Dreamland Theater provides fun for the entire family with children's theater and films along with year-round movies. Nantucket Town's Starlight Theatre & Café features a varied menu, full-service bar, and a 90-person theater with regular screenings of family friendly films. You could also pack a picnic dinner and head to Children's Beach on Friday at dusk to enjoy a free G-rated movie with the family.

Kids Camps & Classes

Nantucket offers a number of children's camp programs, including full-day camps, specialized camps, and individual classes for music, nature, sports, arts, and more. The Nantucket Historical Association has a program that shows kids what it was like to grow up on Nantucket 200 years ago, while Maria Mitchell Association offers classes that teach children about Nantucket's Native plants and animals. For budding artists, Nantucket Parks & Recreation sponsors free tie-dying clinics every Friday from noon to 1:30 pm through the summer.

Other Family Activities

You'll find a variety of additional fun-filled activities on Nantucket Island. Attend one of the island's old-fashioned summer fairs. Take your little ones to the Nantucket Atheneum for story time. Test your ice skating prowess at the Nantucket Ice Community Rink. Or, attend an Open Night at the Maria Mitchell Association's Loines Observatory for a night of star gazing through telescopes. With a seemingly unlimited number of activities, Nantucket is sure to please the entire family.