sag harbor

Sag Harbor, NY, has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the United States. But the village is not just known for its beauty; it’s also known for fun! Sag Harbor is an excellent family vacation spot with its harbor, artsy nature, unique and whimsical stores, delicious restaurants, and great history. Residents take a lot of pride in its history that is very well preserved, commemorated, and shared.

Sag Harbor is a perfect summer getaway with your family, if only for the day!

9 Unique Things to Do in Sag Harbor with Kids

This unique village brings water, nature, and families together in one eclectic place. Here is a list of things to do in Sag Harbor that the whole family can enjoy.

  1. Relax on the Beaches

    The Foster Memorial beach, commonly known as Long Beach, and the Havens beach are the most popular beaches of Sag Harbor. The Havens beach has a kid’s playground and a gazebo. It’s a great spot for families and kids to splash around in the sea, play in the sand, go boating or have a picnic.

  2. Visit the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum

    This museum is open throughout the week and houses a collection of historical artifacts that relate to the whaling history of the village. Display items include whalers’ tools, documents, carved ivory, a Nantucket Sleighride boat, and many more objects that are great for educating children about the founding history of the village.

  3. Watch a show at the Bay Street Theatre & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts 

    The 299 seat playhouse stages educational, innovative and entertaining shows, especially for kids.

  4. Feed Birds at the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge

     Kids will have a great time hiking in this diverse habitat. Kids get so close to nature that birds eat right from their hands. Talk about a photo opportunity!

  5. Visit the Children’s Museum of the East End 

    Kids would love to play and spend time here, as this place has a lot of fun toys and activities for children of all ages. There’s even mini-golf! They have matted areas for kids to run and play on.

  6. Go Sailing

    There are a lot of private sailboat rental services in Sag Harbor with great sailboats. Sailing is perfect for a relaxing day and an offshore picnic. Combined with food, drinks, music, swimming, great hospitality, and comfy bean bags on the boat, this can be the most memorable part of the vacation for the kids.

  7. Nature Education at the SoFo Natural History Museum and Nature Center

     Explore and learn at the recreated natural habitat exhibits, aquariums, and terrariums. This place is a must-visit for families with kids who love nature and learning fun facts about their environment.

  8. Visit the Farmer’s Market

    The Saturday Farmer’s Market of the Breakwater Yacht Club is a great place to shop for organic vegetables, seafood, flowers, baked goods, exotic spices, and other fresh farm and food products from the East End. It is located on Bay Street at Burke Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

  9. Adventure with Water Sports

    Wakeboarding, wake surfing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, tubing, and more! There are plenty of options to excite older children and adults. Quite a few water sport service providers cater to the Sag Harbor NY region.

Have Family Fun at Sag Harbor!

Sag Harbor, New York, is not only beautiful but filled with fun activities for the whole family. Hopefully, this list will help you make the most of your visit. But don’t forget about entertaining the kids on the drive! Pick up a fun road trip book before you go, like Elliot and the Osprey Nest.

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    • Demi

    • 1 year ago

    We love going to the Bay Street Theatre! We’ve never been to the SOFO Natural History Museum, though. We’ll have to check it out on our next visit!

    • Nancy

    • 1 year ago

    I love it when parents get together and share thoughts and tips. Great blog, stick with it!

    • John M.

    • 1 year ago

    This blog post was just what we needed for our trip to Sag Harbor. Thanks for sharing it!

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