Sackets has a variety of historic sights and museums relating to the war of 1812. Madison Barracks was an active military base until just after WWII, and many of the buildings have recently been restored. As a stop along the Seaway Trail there is a local visitors center, and interactive museum.
Kayaks are available for rent at the Bedford Campground  just outside of town. There are several beaches near Sackets as well. Sackets hosts several seasonal festivals and events, including a brew fest and the Can-Am festival. Several museums, shops, and a golf course are all within minutes of downtown. It is a popular fishing destination- both on the lake and Mill Creek- and hosts several tournaments throughout the year. For more information on entertainment or activities, see the Sackets Harbor Visitors page 
Sackets has several independent botiques and art galleries.
Sackets Harbor is fast becoming a dining destination for tourists from throughout the US and Canada. Offering a variety of unique locally owned and operated restaurants on the historic Main Street, dining in Sackets Harbor offers options for every pallet and pocketbook. The oldest established restaurant on main Street, Tin Pan Galley  has beautiful garden seating on an outside patio and a renowned breakfast menu; Late night live music and beautiful plate presentations round out the local fine-dining favorite. A true boathouse turned restaurant circa 1980, The Boathouse  has the best burger in town and a variety of upscale entrees--seating is directly over Lake Ontario (both indoor and out). The view from the bar is unsurpassed, and their martini menu and wine list are superb. The Hops Spot is the newest addition, offering New York State craft beer and comfort foods made with local products. A local coffee shop and bakery, several Bed and Breakfasts, and a slew of corporate owned restaurants (including The Sackets Harbor Brew Pub ) round out the options. The restaurants and many bars, including The Lake Ontario Playhouse  (a locally owned comedy club and bistro), line Main Street interspersed with small boutiques, art galleries, and museums. Main Street Sackets Harbor is a protected Historic District and all the buildings retain their original and unique charm. No trip to upstate New York is complete without a stroll through Northern New York’s dining Mecca: Main Street, Sackets Harbor )
Late night options in Sackets Harbor include The Boathouse  with 12 beers on tap, signature martinis, and a full bar. Live music on weekends and outdoor seating make this the most popular late night bar in town. The Brew Pub  right next door serves locally brewed beer with a full cocktail bar. The Brew Pub also has live music on weekends. Goodfellos is a local wine bar open until midnight, and Lake Ontario Playhouse , open Thursdays-Saturdays, is also a popular late night hangout. The Hops Spot features a small wine selection and the largest selection of craft beer in the area. There are several other bars located in Sackets Harbor.
Sackets has several charming Bed and Breakfasts and one major hotel The Ontario Place Hotel  located downtown. There is another smaller hotel located outside of town on Route 3 next to the Nu Peir diner.