Welcome to the enchanting world of Cape Cod, where sandy shores meet historical charm, and every corner whispers tales of maritime history and natural beauty. If you’re planning a getaway to this idyllic peninsula, you’re in for a treat. In this guide, we unveil the 10 best places to visit in Cape Cod, each with its own unique allure waiting to captivate your senses.
From the artistic haven of Provincetown to the historic streets of Hyannis, and the tranquil landscapes of Wellfleet, we’ll take you on a journey through the gems that make Cape Cod a destination like no other. Whether you’re a history buff, beach enthusiast, or nature lover, this curated list ensures there’s something for every traveler seeking the perfect Cape Cod experience.
Join us as we explore the charming villages of Sandwich, Chatham, and Brewster, each offering a distinct flavor of Cape Cod’s rich heritage and hospitality. Feel the ocean breeze as you wander through the coastal wonders of Falmouth and Eastham, and don’t forget to set sail for the nearby paradise of Martha’s Vineyard.
Finally get ready to plan your dream Cape Cod vacation and make sure to stay with us at the Old Manse Inn, your home away from home. Nestled strategically as a midpoint to your Cape Cod adventure, the Old Manse Inn is not just an inn; it’s a haven of comfort and hospitality. Reopening its doors on May 1st for the 2024 season, the Old Manse Inn beckons you to experience the charm of a bygone era combined with modern amenities. Imagine waking up in a quaint and luxurious bed-and-breakfast, ready to explore the wonders of Cape Cod. Whether you choose to unwind in the beautifully landscaped gardens or retreat to your cozy room after a day of exploration, the Old Manse Inn provides a perfect sanctuary. So lets delve into the delights of these 10 handpicked destinations. Whether you’re craving cultural experiences, outdoor adventures, or simply a peaceful retreat by the sea, Cape Cod has it all. So, pack your bags, let your imagination run wild, and let’s embark on a journey to the heart of Cape Cod’s treasures.
Known for its vibrant arts scene and stunning beaches, Provincetown is a must-visit. Travelers can explore Commercial Street for unique shops and galleries, relax on Herring Cove Beach, and take a whale-watching tour.
As the largest village in Barnstable, Hyannis offers a blend of history and entertainment. Visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, stroll along Main Street for shopping, and enjoy a ferry ride to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard.
Chatham is famous for its picturesque lighthouse and charming downtown area. Travelers can visit the Chatham Lighthouse Beach, explore the Chatham Bars Inn, and take a scenic seal-watching tour.
Steeped in history, Sandwich is home to the Heritage Museums & Gardens and the Sandwich Glass Museum. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the historic district, visit the boardwalk at Sandwich Marina, and explore the Thornton W. Burgess Museum.
Nature enthusiasts will love Wellfleet for its stunning landscapes and wildlife. Explore the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, relax on Marconi Beach, and experience the town’s thriving arts community.
Falmouth offers a mix of beaches, outdoor activities, and cultural attractions. Visit the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, cycle along the Shining Sea Bikeway, and relax at Old Silver Beach.
Known for its charming inns and historical sites, Brewster is a delightful destination. Visit the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, stroll along the Old King’s Highway, and explore the Nickerson State Park.
Orleans is perfect for those seeking a blend of outdoor adventures and relaxation. Explore Nauset Beach, go kayaking in Town Cove, and discover the Cape Cod Rail Trail for biking enthusiasts.
A haven for nature lovers, Eastham boasts the Cape Cod National Seashore. Enjoy the scenic Coast Guard Beach, visit the Nauset Light, and explore Fort Hill for panoramic views.
10. Martha’s Vineyard (Bonus)
While technically not part of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is a short ferry ride away and offers a unique experience. Explore Oak Bluffs, visit Edgartown, and enjoy the picturesque beaches.
As we close the chapter on this virtual tour, we hope the top 10 places we’ve unveiled inspire your real-life Cape Cod adventure. May the memories made in Provincetown’s artistic embrace, Hyannis’s historical charm, Chatham’s coastal beauty, and every other destination linger in your heart.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Old Manse Inn, where your Cape Cod experience is elevated to a new level of comfort and warmth. The 2024 season awaits, and we can’t wait to be part of your Cape Cod story. Pack your bags, mark May 1st on your calendar, and let’s make your Cape Cod dreams a reality. Until then, safe travels, and we hope to see you soon!