Just in time for the Summer Holidays I've got a few ideas for making the most of a Nantucket trip. Here are some quick tips for your next visit.
What to Do:
- Kiddie Classes: Majory Trott teaches wonderful am classes from Monday to Friday at the Children's Beach bandstand. Ages 10 months to 6+. Class Offerings include Creative Movement (with fun props and cool tunes) and Yoga. $22 per class. Call 508.228.4209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. UPDATE: classes start 6/18/08
- Set Sail: Bigger kids will enjoy the crisp salt air on board the Endeavor. Five sailing times each day. The younger ones are better off on the 11:30 am one-hour sail, all other excursions are 90 minutes. Call for reservations 508.228.5585 or email email@example.com
- Ice Scream, You Scream...we all need The Juice Bar's ice cream. 12 Broad Street. I loved the mint cookie dough "green monster" in the freshly baked cone. 508.228.5799
- Nat, Nat The Nantucket Cat--a gorgeous children's book all about island life. $16.95
- Nantucket Babysitters--essential for a night out free from cutting someones food into teeny tiny pieces. 508.228.4970 They will also deliver playards, high chairs and other kid's gear so you don't have to lug it onto the ferry. $25/hour
- Shop for adorable prepster gear at Pinwheels. I loved the knit collection from Bella Bliss and the Amaya coverups. The lovingly selected toy collection has a wonderful assortment of Haba toys and Plan toys. 32 Centre St. 508.228.1238
Where to stay
By all means rent a house and make things easier on yourself. Most come with washers and dryers--meaning you can pack lighter. Congdon and Coleman is a great place to start.
Any other ideas? Let me know and we'll add them to the list!