Things To Do in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod holds many pleasures, from sandy beaches and thrilling expanses of blue ocean to rich culture and historic sites - you’ll be amazed at the many things to do in Cape Cod, MA. Explore the Cape Cod National Seashore, a top Cape Cod attraction. Visit one of the historic lighthouses on the Cape.

Go on an unforgettable whale watching voyage. Fish for blues from a charter boat with expert Cape Cod fishing guides, take a sunset cruise, paddle a rented kayak along a serene tidal creek or climb aboard the Cape Cod Scenic Railroad. It’s all waiting for you here, and you’ll experience the best of beautiful Cape Cod from The Tidewater Inn, West Yarmouth, MA.

Cape Cod Tourist Attractions Include:



Cape Cod National Seashore.

The Cape Cod National Seashore is a 40-mile protected area from Eastham to Provincetown. It should be on the top of every visitor’s list and millions visit the National Seashore each year for its pristine beaches, self-guided nature trails, bicycle trails, lighthouses, picnic areas, scenic overlooks, and historic sites. The Visitor’s Center offers ranger-led activities, hour-long programs for children ages 6 to 12, including environmental games, explorations and activities. Take an hour-long tour of the Province Lands dunes to see what plants and animals call this changing land home and how they need to be protected. Inside the historic Old Harbor Life Saving Station at Cape Cod National Seashore, learn about the shipwrecks of Cape Cod and the heroic work of the life savers. For more details on Cape Cod National Seashore, visit www.nps.gov/caco.

Cape Cod Melody Tent.

The Cape Cod Melody Tent is home to exciting concerts in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Cape Cod Melody Tent is one of the best things to do in Hyannis, Mass, and has hosted many of the top music acts in the world. Past performers at Cape Cod Melody Tent include Carole King, Melissa Etheridge, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Hootie & the Blowfish, the Doobie Brothers, Huey Lewis, KC & the Sunshine, Ani DiFranco and the Boston Pops. For more details on Cape Cod Melody Tent, visit www.melodytent.org.

Cape Cod Whale Watching Cruises.

A whale watching cruise is one of the highlights of any trip to Cape Cod. Hop aboard the Mid-Cape's whale watching ship at Hyannis Whale Watch Cruises or Provincetown’s Whale Watch. Their high-speed, state-of-the-art vessels sail daily from May through October from picturesque Barnstable Harbor in historic Barnstable Village, Cape Cod, Massachusetts or from fun town of Provincetown. Enjoy summer sunset whale watches with expert commentary from on-board naturalists. Private charters and special discount rates for groups and seniors are available. To learn more about whale watching on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and to book your own whale watching adventure, visit Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown, www.whalewatch.com or Hyannis Whale Watcher at www.whales.net.  [Top]

Cape Cod Rail Trial.

The Cape Cod Rail Trial is among the loveliest bike trails to be found anywhere and one of the best things to do in Cape Cod. Winding for 22 miles along former railroad tracks, the Cape Cod Rail Trail takes you through the charming Cape Cod towns of Orleans, Harwich, Dennis, Brewster, Eastham and Wellfleet. Bike rentals are available at many points along the Cape Cod Rail Trial. To learn more about the Cape Cod Rail Trail, visit www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/ccrt.htm.

Cape Playhouse.

The Cape Playhouse is located in the nearby Cape Cod village of Dennis and holds the prestigious title of being America's Oldest Professional Summer Theatre. The theatrical offerings at the Cape Playhouse range in variety from Broadway plays and comedies to mysteries and musicals. Both matinee and evening performances are offered, as well as a children's theatre. Past productions have included such Broadway classics as “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Guys and Dolls.” For tickets and more information on Cape Playhouse, visit www.capeplayhouse.com.

Heritage Museums and Gardens.

The Heritage Museums & Gardens is dedicated to preserving and sharing the American Spirit in history, horticulture, art and industry. Known for a splendid display of Dexter Rhododendrons that bloom from the time of late May through early June, the Heritage Museums and Gardens offer magnificent grounds in a wooded park near Shawme Pond. The Heritage Museums and Gardens is located in Sandwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod and is open seasonally in the spring through fall. To check visiting times and learn more about exhibits at the Heritage Museums & Gardens, visit www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.  [Top]

Hy-line Cruises.

Hy-line Cruises offers everything from ferry service to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard to cruises around Hyannis Port Harbor to view the legendary Kennedy Compound and go deep-sea fishing. Grab a bite while you’re waiting for your ship to come in. The Raw Bar and the Coffee Table Café and the Ships Belle ice cream shop are all nearby. Hy-line Cruises is always one of the best things to do in Hyannis, Cape Cod and occupies a large ferry terminal on Ocean Street. For more details on Hy-line Cruises, visit www.hy-linecruises.com.

Bass River Golf Course.

Golf is always one of the top things to do in Cape Cod with over 25 of the finest courses on the Cape. Bass River Golf Course and Bayberry Hills Golf Course both located in Yarmouth are two of Cape Cod’s oldest and most noted courses. Bass River Golf Course features a snack bar, pro shop, snack bar, and professional P.G.A golf instructors. For more details on Bass River Golf Course or Bayberry Hills Golf Course in Cape Cod, visit www.golfyarmouthcapecod.com. Two other nearby golf courses, Dennis Highlands Golf Course and Dennis Pines Golf Course, are in the town of Dennis. For more details visit www.dennisgolf.com

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in located in Brewster, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Founded in 1954 with a mission to encourage and advance understanding of the natural environment through discovery and learning, there are two floors of exhibits about the flora and fauna of Cape Cod. Check out exhibits on whales, indigenous birds, coastal change, and aquariums holding different species of crustaceans, fish, frogs, turtles and snakes. To learn more about the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, visit www.ccmnh.org.  [Top]
The Tidewater Inn - West Yarmouth, Massachusetts (MA)
135 Rte. 28 West Yarmouth, MA 02673-4653
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