N Magazine‘s ultimate guide to Labor Day Weekend on Nantucket.

What’s that you say? Summer’s over? Hold it right there, because we’ve got a whole weekend of summer fun for you to enjoy this Labor Day Weekend. Whether you prefer pampering or a party, the beach or a boat, we’ve got something to suit everyone’s holiday interests. Read on for our pro tips to get the most out of your ‘LDW’!


A Balanced Labor Day

The summer is coming to its end and you definitely deserve a good yoga relaxation session. Start the Labor Day weekend with a Restorative Yoga class at Dharma Yoga Nantucket to melt away the tension, refresh your body, and calm your mind. If you feel like exploring a more energetic flow, you can also try their Aerial Yoga class and let go into gravity. Or, if you enjoy meditation practices, Healing Sanctuary is a breath-work and guided meditation class you are going to love. The perfect way to start the weekend!


Shop ‘Til You Drop

Who doesn’t love a good sale? Labor Day Weekend sales pop up in our favorite shops across town, and it’s the best time to take advantage of big discounts on end-of-summer styles. Stores will also have their fall merchandise coming in, so get ahead of the fall trends by picking up a few new cozy pieces.


Seas the Day

Who doesn’t like cruises? At N Magazine, we’re big fans of them and one of our favorite ways to spend Labor Day is on a boat. Choose one of the many cruises by Shearwater Excursions and we promise you won’t be disappointed. If you’re an animal lover, the Seal Cruise is perfect – you’ll learn about the life cycle of seals and observe them in their natural habitat. If you prefer beautiful views and relaxation, the Sunset Cruise is a can’t-miss!


Switch Four Wheels For Two

September is the season to explore the island. The weather is warm, and people are starting to disperse. Enjoy this newfound freedom and beautiful weather by biking everywhere or riding a moped. It’s also a great way to beat the beach traffic and parking headaches on Saturday and Sunday! If you’d like a little more guidance as you make your way around the island, book a Nantucket Bike Tour to keep you in the loop.


Look Ahead to Next Season

After soaking up every last drop of the LDW fun, make sure to look ahead to next summer and book your vacation early. Housing during prime seasons of July and August go fast so why not lock in early and enjoy another year of all Nantucket has to offer. Tour local real estate offerings or check out an open house, and start to imagine your next summer on Nantucket – who knows, you might even find your dream home!


Catch the Wave

No, we are not talking about the shuttle. If your family is adventurous and you like exploring new things, take a surf lesson this Labor Day weekend. This is the perfect time to learn as the water is still warm and the crowds have died down. Book a group lesson at ACK Surf School on Nobadeer Beach for the whole family and the awesome instructors there will make sure you have a fun time. The waves are perfect for beginners and the kids will love it!​


Treat Yourself

Before the summer Fridays end and back-to-school craziness takes over, take some time to pamper yourself with a spa treatment this Labor Day Weekend. Book a massage at the White Elephant spa, schedule a blow-out, or just give yourself a nice manicure at home! Take advantage of the extra day off as an extra day to focus on you. Check out any of the spas on island for a treatment, or pick up a few goodies at Nantucket Pharmacy for the at-home experience.