Cape Cod on your mind? The strip of land known affectionately as “The Cape” calls many visitors each year to experience her coastline, wildlife refuges, ocean adventures and general atmosphere. If it’s not for the whale watching, it’s for the sailing, or maybe the scenery, or could it be those potato chips? If you’re looking for itinerary inspiration for your next vacation, we’ve got you covered with this list of things to do in Cape Cod.
- Whale Watching
The experience of a lifetime is only a boat ride away when you’re in the Cape. Schedule a tour with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and get ready for a sound (think deep breaths) you will never forget!
- Have a brew, or two and a tour
Cape Cod Brewery in Hyannis offers tours two days a week, on Tuesday and Saturday. Free samples, a lot of fun and even a few friends made along the way are to be had.
- Learn the ways of the chip makers
Cape Cod Potato Chips are made, well, in Cape Cod! One of the most popular tourist attractions in the area, with over 250,000 visitors a year, this tour takes you from potato to Parmesean & Roasted Garlic potato chips!
- Get up close with nature
Dick Hilmers Explore Cape Cod offers kayak tours around the marshes and waterways of the Cape. If you are excited to get up close and personal with the area’s flora and fauna, this is the way to go.
- Visit the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Pack your binoculars and explore Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, a parcel of land known as a bird-watcher’s paradise. You will find a variety of birds, gray and harbor seals and more during a stroll along a ¾-mile walking trail.
- Set your sights on Provincetown
P-Town, as known by the locals, is an experience like none other. Art, beaches, shopping, dining and an eclectic culture are yours to enjoy if you make it to the furthest part of Cape Cod.
- Visit the Sandwich Glass Museum
Not just glass works, but artwork is what you’ll discover when you walk through the Sandwich Glass Museum. Try and catch a glass blowing demonstration, as the artists are friendly and informative.
- Visit a Vineyard
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod has mastered the art of maritime grape growing. Open four days a week four tastings, visitors can try the home grown Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, as well as varieties that are made with sourced grapes from nearby Massachusetts, New York and (far) California.
Cape Cod is known for its seafood, and its restaurants are proud to offer fresh catches and delicious recipes. For the best seafood near your Bluegreen Vacations resort, read our article.
- Make your way to Martha’s Vineyard
A ferry ride will take you to an afternoon of delight, as the historic whaling community has redeveloped itself into a village filled with shopping, dining, beautiful beaches and art. Six towns comprise the area, meaning you’ve got an afternoon of discovery and adventure ahead of you.