An ultimate summer bucket list put together by officials at the NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development features some well-known spots on the Seacoast.

Strawbery Banke Museum and Water Country in Portsmouth are listed in the "visit" section.

Strawbery Banke Museum is in the heart of downtown Portsmouth and is a nearly 10-acre museum dedicated to bringing more than 300 years of American history to life, according to their website.

On Saturday, they will open the 2021 Historic House season. After that, the museum will be open daily through Oct. 17.

Strawbery Banke has expanded their "Tuesdays on the Terrace" series featuring music by local artists.

The summer music series starts on June 22 this year and Celia Woodsmith is the first scheduled artist.

According to her website, Woodsmith is a Grammy-nominated performer, vocalist and songwriter.

Water Country has been a family favorite on the Seacoast for over 35 years. They are located on Lafayette Road, and according to their website, they are New England's largest, cleanest, safest and friendliest waterpark.

They have rides and an adventure river which is a quarter of a mile long.

Star Island at the Isle of Shoals also made the "visit" section of the list.

File Photo by Kimberley Haas
File Photo by Kimberley Haas

Star Island is reopening this year after being closed last summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Star Island's Oceanic Hotel, located about 10 miles off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine, has welcomed guests since the 1870s.

It is one of New England's original grand hotels.

The "see" section of the list includes whale watching on the Seacoast and the Hampton Beach Sand Sculptures.

File photo by Kimberley Haas
File photo by Kimberley Haas

The sand sculpting competition is happening this weekend. On Saturday, there will be judging and people can vote for their favorite piece of art before the awards ceremony.

$25,000 in purse and entry awards will be distributed. First place will earn $6,000 this year.

For people who can't make it to the beach this weekend, the entire area will be illuminated for night viewing through June 27.

Here is the entire ultimate summer bucket list from

NH Division of Travel and Tourism
NH Division of Travel and Tourism

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