Aside from Cape Cod’s stunning natural beauty, the amount of things to do is also a big draw for vacationers.
From a 22-mile bike trail to dozens of museums, there’s a little of everything to suit most peoples’ taste.
Here is my list of 25+ things to do across Cape Cod and the Islands.
Go for a bike ride
There are lots of trails for bike riding and plenty of companies that rent bikes in the area.
If you’re looking for a leisurely ride, try the 1.6-mile Nauset Marsh Trail.
If you’re looking for a challenge, try the 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail.
Martha’s Vineyard also includes many bike trails.
Play in the water
Canoeing, fishing, kayaking, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, and surfing are all popular water sports in the area.
Go on a whale watch
There are plenty of whale and sea life tours leaving daily across the Cape.
You might even spot a whale or see seals on a fishing excursion!
Hit the beach
Cape Cod has over 550 miles of coastline, which means there are tons of beaches to choose from.
My personal favorite is Race Point Beach in Provincetown, MA.
Play a Round of Golf or Mini Golf
Cape Cod has over 40 golf courses and over a dozen mini golf courses.
Hands-down, the best place to play mini golf is Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Yarmouth, MA!
Tour a Cape Cod lighthouse
Some of the lighthouses in the area, such as the Highland Lighthouse in North Truro, MA, let you climb to the top, from which the views are incredible.
Visit a museum
There are over a dozen of museums in the Cape area to keep you occupied. Browsing a museum makes for excellent rainy day activity!
A few of my favorite museums in the area are:
- Cape Cod Museum of Art
- Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
- Heritage Museums & Gardens
- New Bedford Whaling Museum
- Provincetown Art Association & Museum
- Sandwich Glass Museum
Visit a vineyard or brewery
There are several vineyards and breweries, as well as a distillery on the Cape.
Tastings and/or tours are available at:
- Cape Cod Beer
- Cape Cod Winery
- Cisco Brewers
- First Crush Winery
- Nantucket Vineyard
- Offshore Ale Co.
- Triple Eight Distillery
- Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Watch a movie at a drive-in theater
Watch a double feature under the stars at Wellfleet Drive-in Theatre.
The theatre also includes a mini-golf course and snack bar.