6 Things To Do This Summer On Nantucket

July 9, 2015


If you’re heading over to Nantucket Island this summer, there’ll be no shortage of things to do. The island has something for everyone, regardless of age, interests or other variables.

Nantucket Atheneum

Be sure to check out Nantucket's Atheneum, an idiosyncratic library with an extensive collection and all sorts of special events. Bring along your camera or smartphone to take some shots of this building's unique architecture.

Whaling Museum

Here, you can check out all sorts of remnants from the whaling industry. A tour of the Whaling Museum is informative, interesting and makes for a memorable experience.

Experience History

The island is home to all sorts of amazing historic homes. Walk along Main Street's cobblestones and you’ll find three identical brick homes built by the Starbuck family. Known as “Three Bricks,” the homes of the whale oil merchant family were made in Georgian architectural style. One, known as the Hadwen House, is available for public viewing.

Sankaty Head Lighthouse

If you enjoy beautiful views, none on Nantucket compares to that of Sankaty Head Lighthouse. This site provides a remarkable panorama view of cranberry bogs and the ocean. Stand here at night all alone and you will get a sense of what life was like for the keepers of the lighthouse years ago.

Great Point Light

If you have access to a four wheel drive vehicle, you can access Great point Light. It is a bit of a strenuous trip, but if you make it, you'll be hanging out beside grey seals and enjoying some amazing remote scenery, including empty beaches that seem to stretch forever.

Surfside Beach

If you head out to Surfside Beach toward the early part of the summer, you might get lucky and find that hardly anyone is around. This is a great place to sit back, relax and take in the glorious natural scenery. You can bike to Surfside Beach, collect seashells and sea dollars and walk along the amazingly soft sand for hours. There is even a snack shack where you can buy refreshments and other sundries.

For more fun activities and events, check Nantucket Storage Center’s blog for regular updates.

And if you’re just here for the summer, find year-round storage space for your summer items with us. We offer highly secure storage rental spaces that are temperature controlled, heavily guarded and fully secure around the clock throughout the year.

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