Things to do

The Oceanview of Nahant may be secluded on the tip of Nahant, MA but our hidden North Shore jewel is close to many New England attractions. There is so much to discover locally and just a short distance away to make your entire wedding experience fulfilling for everyone.

Just 20 minutes from Boston, you can explore one of the world’s favorite vacation destinations. From world-renowned museums to legendary sports teams, great shopping, award winning restaurants and historic walking tours, Boston offers no shortage of things to do.

Museum of Science

Boston’s Museum of Science offers regular and featured exhibits, the Mugar Omni IMAX® Theater and the newly renovated Charles Hayden Planetarium… a perfect discovery zone for both children and adults.

Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum offers many exhibits focused on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts, designed to engage your child and to cultivate learning.

New England Aquarium

Learn about aquatic animals from around the world. With more than 70 exhibits and a Giant Ocean Tank with over 600 animals, the New England Aquarium lets you examine creatures and their habitats. For a more personal encounter, visit the new Shark and Sting Ray Touch Tank, where you can literally reach out and touch cow nose rays, bonnethead sharks, Atlantic rays and epaulette sharks.

Fenway Park

Visit the home of the Boston Red Sox. Opened in 1912 and just celebrating its 100th year anniversary last year, Fenway Park is the nation’s oldest professional baseball stadium still in use. A tour of “America’s most beloved ballpark” is a must-see for all sports enthusiasts. Boston Duck Tours Unique to Boston, these tours are a great way to explore the city’s sights. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Boston’s historic landmarks and neighborhoods while aboard a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle that ends with the DUCK splashing right into the Charles River. Faneuil Hall Also known as Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall is the nation’s premier urban marketplace attracting 18 million visitors annually. Faneuil Hall has served as a central meeting place since 1742 and continues this tradition today. With an assortment of shops, restaurants and outdoor entertainment, it’s the perfect place to wander, find one-of-a-kind souvenirs and sample cuisines from around the world.

Also just 8 miles North of Nahant is Salem, MA (another waterfront town), most known for the witch trials of 1692. Salem is full of local history and interesting things to do. Salem is a tourist favorite since it is a walking city and has lots boutique shops and restaurants. Tour Salem’s most visited museum The Salem Witch Museum and experience the drama of the witch trials in life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and stirring narration. Also learn more about real Pirates at the New England Pirate Museum. Visit The Peabody Essex Museum, the oldest operating museum in the U.S. featuring 1.8 million art works. Kids can participate in hands-on activities at the Art & Nature Center while parents walk around the museum.

Other North Shore Attractions

Experience the beauty and culture of the Boston North Shore. Spend the day on the beaches of Gloucester, Rockport or Ipswich. Travel to one of the New England’s charming beach towns and discover the beauty that has drawn visitors for over 400 years. While there, try tidal pooling, visit a historic lighthouse, go whale watching or just enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. Take in a show at the award-winning North Shore Music Theatre. Located in Beverly, this theater offers popular Broadway musicals, celebrity concert series and children’s performances. And don’t miss out on things to do locally in Nahant including a chance to relax on one of Nahant’s many beaches, walk the Heritage Trail or tour Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center.

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