Perched throughout the attractive shoreline of Massachusetts, Cape Cod is a dreamy peninsular to go to while exploring the northeast of the USA. Not solely does it have heaps of seashores, gorgeous little cities but it surely additionally has a load of historical past that’s nicely price a gander. Belief me, there are such a lot of epic and greatest issues to do in Cape Cod that you just received’t wanna depart!
We love visiting Massachusetts and it’s the sort of US states that’s a lot greater than Boston! Sure, it’s unimaginable (and considered one of our favorite cities within the US) however the state has heaps extra to see and do. From a number of the best hikes to explore, to the attractive rural areas of Mount Washington State Forest – it’s the sort of state that’s full of range…
… and that is no extra true than in Cape Cod!
So, that can assist you get essentially the most out of your time, I wished to share some completely epic gems you possibly can’t miss while visiting Cape Cod.
Have a look, under, at the very best issues to do in Cape Cod. Have an incredible time exploring Massachusetts. We find it irresistible!
1.) Martha’s Winery
In all probability one of many East Coast’s extra well-known islands, Martha’s Winery is a very gorgeous little spot to discover that’s simply south of Cape Cod Peninsular. Better of all, it’s completely simple to go to from Woods Gap (Falmouth) or Hyannis and ideal for just a few days journey.
As soon as right here, you need to stroll the streets at Oak Bluffs (which is often the place the boats arrive). After taking within the quaint little harbour, head over to the Flying Horses Carousel. It’s the oldest, nonetheless working carousel you can experience in the entire nation. Courting again to the 1800s, it’s an epic slice of historical past you possibly can’t miss.
If it’s seashores you’re after, then head throughout to Joseph Sylvia State Seashore. This attractive spit of sandy land that’s good to go to. We love the top close to Edgartown.
For a terrific sundown, head over to Aquinnah Cliffs Overlook. The views throughout Winery Sound and the Atlantic are simply breathtaking.
Plus, you possibly can simply go to Homosexual Head Lighthouse which’s a stone’s throw from the overlook itself.
Lastly, for a chilled-out (and completely yummy) chew to eat, head over to the Seafood Shanty in Edgartown. Their New England clam chowder is the whole lot!
2.) Cape Cod Nationwide Seashore
A go to to the nationwide seashore is well probably the greatest issues to do in Cape Cod. In any case, this peninsular is famed for its gorgeous coastal routes and guarded shoreline that’s simply too stunning to overlook.
Honestly, for those who’re driving throughout Cape Cod, it’s kinda exhausting to overlook the Nationwide Seashore. You see, it’s proper on the route between Namskaket and Provincetown and Cape Cod Bay. In reality, you’ll positively spot it for those who’re already following Route 6 within the automotive.
With over 40-miles of shoreline, Cape Cod Nationwide Seashore is a spot you make for the attractive seashores. A number of the loveliest are; Head of Meadow Seashore, Highland Seashore and Race Level Seashore (nearer Provincetown).
Although, to be trustworthy, the entire shoreline is gorgeous and you may’t actually go incorrect with any of them!
For essentially the most attractive trails, head over to Wood End Lighthouse that dates all the way in which again to the 1800s. From right here, you’ll get to ramble in direction of Lengthy Level Seashore.
Plus, in good climate, you possibly can cross the rocky Provincetown Causeway that stretches throughout the bay from Provincetown to Wooden Finish itself.
A part of the cluster of villages that make up the broader Barnstaple space, Hyannis would possibly appear to be a sleepy little spot however that’s its attraction.
Plus, it’s acquired heaps to see and is well probably the greatest issues to do in Cape Cod if you need extra time inside its cities.
After arriving, be sure that to go to the John F. Kennedy Memorial. It is likely one of the most iconic museums in Cape Cod that may’t be missed.
Getting peckish? Head into Spanky’s Clam Shack and Seaside Saloon for his or her freshly-made lobster bisque and fried oysters which can be all caught regionally. It’s so yummy for lunch.
Lastly, you possibly can simply hop on one of many Hy-Line Cruises from the harbourfront at Hyannis, too. These are nice for his or her Harbour Cruise Tour or taking a visit to Martha’s Winery. It’s all completely simple!
For a seaside spot within the village, stroll on over to the cosy Kalmus Seashore. It is likely one of the well-liked white-sand seashores in Cap Code that’s inside a village itself.
Yeah, it’s smaller than most (and never fairly as breathtaking because the seashores across the nationwide shoreline however nonetheless price a glance for those who’re already in Hyannis.
For those who’re planning an extended keep in Hyannis (or the Barnstaple space), be sure that to go to the Cape Cod Museum of Art, too. It’s an iconic spot that displays some fairly unimaginable seasonal collections.
Simply at first of the Cape Cod peninsular (dealing with into Cape Cod Bay), Sandwich is a cluster of little settlements that you just’ll nearly actually go alongside your street journey.
It’s probably the greatest issues to do in Cape Cod for those who fancy a bigger city or don’t fancy driving all the way in which round to Provincetown itself. Although, to be trustworthy, I’d all the time advocate attending to Provincetown.
After spending just a little time strolling the streets, head over to tour the Sandwich Glass Museum. It’s a very fascinating museum that includes historic and trendy shows of glass artwork, in addition to 6,000 items of glass produced within the nineteenth century!
You’ll be taught and discover the historical past and methods of glassmaking and sandwich glass that’s fairly distinctive.
Not solely that, in Sandwich you possibly can discover the Heritage Museums & Gardens that’s so peaceable and nicely price a stroll. The gardens are attractive and a traditional automotive assortment besides!
For a hearty lunch, get your self over to Seafood Sam’s; their lobster rolls can’t be missed on a Tuesday!
5.) Cape Cod Rail Path
Not the whole lot in Cape Cod is all concerning the cities and seaside; there’s additionally heaps of trails to observe that crisis-cross the peninsular itself.
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is considered one of these!
Connecting Dennis and Wellfleet, this 25 mile (or so) path is likely one of the greatest issues to do in Cape Cod for those who’ve introduced your bike. You see, the paths are well-paved bike and is ideal to have a pleasant afternoon bike experience.
Oh, and don’t neglect to incorporate Shining Solar Bikeway in Falmouth, too. It’s a terrific little spot to seek out extra coastal routes on two wheels!
In all probability essentially the most well-known city in Cape Cod, Provincetown is correct on the finish of Cape Cod Penisular and completely picturesque to go to.
With an old-school attraction and kooky little streets, it’s the sort of place that feels prefer it belongs in storybooks. Yeah, I understand how tacky that sounds but it surely’s the reality!
After driving up, past Cape Cod Nationwide Seashore, park up at one of many non-public heaps close to MacMillan Pier. I feel we used Grace Hall Parking Lot and it was completely simple and never fairly as costly as some others.
As you wander, you should definitely discover the city’s lengthy historical past at Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. Each are superb to go to and also you kinda can’t miss them when within the space.
Plus, the Pilgrim Monument is the tallest construction which you’ll climb and see the superb views of the broader Cape Cod space.
If the climate isn’t holding up, pop into the Provincetown Museum which options the exhibition of the city’s lengthy historical past.
For a tasty deal with, head into The Lobster Pot; which is one thing of an establishment within the city. Completely relaxed, it serves up a number of the tastiest grilled halibut and lobster pot pie in all of Cape Cod.
7.) Race Level Seashore
Simply a favorite seaside in Cape Cod, Race Level Seashore is well-known on the peninsular for having probably the greatest seashores. It’s completely superb.
At sure instances of the yr, you would possibly even spot some seals and whales from the shore itself. Oh, and on that notice, all the time be careful for wildlife on the shores right here; there could be rays and generally sharks that frequent the waters.
Plus, because it’s inside simple attain of Provincetown, you possibly can completely pop over for a half-day wander earlier than heading again to city.
8.) Marconi Seashore
Speaking of seashores, don’t neglect to cease off in Wellfleet and go to Marconi Seashore, too. It’s round a mile away from the historic Marconi Wi-fi Station and completely simple to go to as you drive throughout Cape Cod Bay.
Not solely is the seaside itself a complete gem however the dunes listed below are one-of-a-kind. Their so tall and unimaginable to discover by foot!
Although, it might probably get windy on sure days so all the time take layers with you.
Very easy to go to earlier than or after a ship journey to Martha’s Winery, Falmouth is a beautiful city to discover in Cape Cod.
It’s the sort of spot that’s acquired just a little one thing for everybody, particularly with the historic Nobska Lighthouse, Falmouth Seashore and one other Seafood Sam’s (for those who didn’t get your fill in Sandwich).
Additionally, for a tasty dinner, guide a desk at Landfall Restaurant. Their fisherman’s platter is a complete deal with.
10.) Nickerson State Park
Fancy staying away from the shoreline? Then park up at Nickerson State Park. Nestled in between Brewster and Namskaket, it’s a tranquil little spot to discover by foot and even camp for just a few nights.
The entire space round Cliff Pond is beautiful and appears like one million miles away from the close by cities. It’s nearly like just a little retreat in Cape Cod, particularly when strolling the Cliff Pond Loop Path.
South dealing with, overlooking the ocean to Nantucket, visiting Chatham is likely one of the greatest issues to do in Cape Cod for its centuries of historical past.
It’s a historical past buffs dream spot to go to, particularly with the protected websites and museums that line the streets. As soon as right here, take a gander across the Chatham Lighthouse and the Godfrey Windmill (that was constructed within the 1700s).
Oh, and don’t neglect a go to to the Chatham Railroad Museum and the Chatham Marconi Maritime Heart that’s simply north of the principle a part of the city.
Additionally, for a number of the greatest Oysters this aspect of Massachusetts, pop into Impudent Oyster. Their recent oysters and littlenecks are too good to overlook.