Cape Cod is at the eastern edge of Massachusetts and provides the perfect summer getaway year after year for its guests. Why do folks flock here? Temperatures in the mid-70s and water in every direction certainly don’t hurt. The reasons to visit this part of the country are endless, but here are 10 Cape Cod attractions worth checking out when you make your trip.
1. Shining Sea Bikeway – Falmouth
The Shining Sea Bikeway travels more than 10 miles of beautiful scenery in Cape Cod. You will travel from the Woods Hole Ferry terminal to North Falmouth, experiencing gorgeous views.
2. Cape Cod National Seashore
The Cape Cod National Seashore encompasses more than 43,000 acres on Cape Cod, including ponds, woods, and beachfront. Guests can see more than 40 miles of seashore when visiting.
3. Cape Cod League Baseball Game
The Cape Cod League, or “The Cape,” is the premier summer college baseball league in the country. The best young baseball players showcase their talents on The Cape during the summer months to continue to hone their skills after the college season is over. There are 10 teams in the league.
4. Race Point Beach – Provincetown
Race Point has a vast sand beach and is home to the Race Point Lighthouse, as well. The waters are beautiful but a little rougher than some neighboring beaches. If you don’t want in the water, you can still see the sand dunes or take a trip on the bike paths.
5. Heritage Museums & Gardens – Sandwich
This cultural spot features three galleries: a Special Exhibitions Gallery, an American Art & Carousel Gallery, and an Automobile Gallery. You can also tour the expansive gardens.
6. Commercial Street – Provincetown
Commercial Street in Provincetown provides a place to shop, eat, and play in one central area. It’s also very near the beach if you need to venture off for a quick dip in the water.
7. Chatham Pier & Fish Market – Chatham
Not only will Chatham Pier & Fish Market provide you with a delicious meal, but you will also be able to hang around to see the fishing boats drop off their daily catches. This way you know you’re getting the freshest food in town.
8. Nauset Light – Eastham
Nauset Light nearly went away in 1996, but it was rescued from a 60-foot way eroding cliff. The tower has now been moved and restored, making it a great place to bring your camera and capture the beauty.
9. Captains Golf Course – Brewster
Featuring two championship golf courses – the Port Course and the Starboard Course – you’ll experience 36 holes of challenging golf. This public course was voted the #1 golf course on Cape Cod for 2013.
10. Stay at a Select Registry Inn
Seven Select Registry inns reside on Cape Cod, giving you a plethora of lodging options. All of our inns have been rated with the highest quality assurance known as the Select Registry Difference. Here are the seven listed below:
- The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s – Provincetown, MA
- The Whalewalk Inn & Spa – Eastham, MA
- Old Harbor Inn B&B – Chatham, MA
- Chatham Gables Inn – Chatham, MA
- The Captain’s House Inn of Chatham – Chatham, MA
- Isaiah Jones Homestead B&B – Sandwich, MA
- Palmer House Inn B&B – Falmouth, MA
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