Welcome to Cape Cod, Massachusetts! The following has been provided courtesy of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. Find more information on traveling to Cape Cod at CapeCodChamber.org.
Cape Cod has long been known for stunning natural beauty, hundreds of miles of sandy coastline, magnificent whales migrating just off-shore, and world-class creative and recreational opportunities. The Cape is a destination steeped in history and alive with arts and culture. Here, you will find some of the most challenging golf courses, the freshest seafood, and accommodations ready to help you rest and recharge. Fifteen towns await – each with its own distinctive charm – and our village centers and lovely byways are lined with unique shops and outstanding restaurants. The pristine Cape Cod National Seashore stretches out along 40 miles of the Atlantic Ocean, and historic Route 6A – which recently achieved National Scenic Byway status – winds along 62 spectacular scenic miles from end to end.
Travel with ease by landing directly at Cape Cod Gateway Airport (HYA). You’ll arrive in the center of the gorgeous peninsula with access to all the Cape has to offer. HYA is your gateway to Cape Cod. Learn more about the unique villages and adventures awaiting you by visiting our partners’ sites below.
Looking for an adventure you’ll never forget? Try deep-sea fishing off the Cape! With a variety of charters designed around different local fish, you can be sure you’ll all come off the water with amazing memories. Charters include Tuna, Shark, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Porgy/Scup, Black Sea Bass, Fluke, Cod, and more! You might even spot a whale!
AutoCamp Cape Codoffers glamorous year-round camping opportunities in a wide variety of accommodations; cabins, Airstreams, and tents are amongst your choices. Available for large groups, families, and singles; you can ensure you will be comfortable during your unique camping stay on the Cape.
The Highland Lighthouse sits 120 feet above the ocean in the highlands of Truro. Once lit with whale oil, the lighthouse has stood tall since 1797, warning mariners of the treacherous sandbars off the shore. Tours are offered daily, allowing you to climb the Cape’s oldest lighthouse.
With a booming LGBTQ+ community, Provincetown takes a lot of pride in its PRIDE. The annual Pride celebration is an opportunity to celebrate and witness what makes Provincetown truly inclusive. Explore dancing, art, history, and more all weekend long. Not only will you experience a sense of community like no other, but you will also make memories to last a lifetime.
Provincetown Port has been a landing place for mariners ever since the Pilgrims first landed there in 1620. The historic fishing port is at the very tip of Cape Cod, surrounded by miles of dunes and beaches. To this day, Provincetown is a diverse community of sailors, fishermen, craftsmen, painters, and more who use the port as a gateway to not only the Cape but the entire East Coast.
Book a tee time and get your clubs ready! Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned professional, take a swing at one of the nearly 3 dozen public golf courses across the Cape and Islands.
The Knob is a hidden favorite located in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Take a hike through the wooded trails, with beaches featured on both sides to the scenic overlook point.
Woods Hole lies at the extreme southwest corner of Cape Cod, in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Within the Village, you will find everything from local coffee shops to laboratories and institutions, including the renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. With Martha’s Vineyard just a ferry ride away, Woods Hole is the perfect stop on your next getaway.
The Chatham Lighthouse is one of the 16 remaining lighthouses along the coast of Cape Cod. Considered to be one of Chatham’s most well-known landmarks, the lighthouse sits overlooking the infamous Chatham Bar. Tours are offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, allowing you to take a step back and breathe in the history.
Leaf peeping turns into Hydrangea peeping in the summer months on the Cape and Islands. Homes and gardens line the streets with beautifully colored bushes. Grab a camera and capture the beauty to remember in the coming months. Learn more about Cape Cod’s Annual Hydrangea Fest!
Christmas in July? Take a trip up to Eastham to see the lights, and feel a sense of community shine through. The Memorial Buoy Treeis made up of lobster buoys and commemorates the late local resident Jimmy Filliman, who built similar trees in his front yard every year and lit them up at Christmastime.
At the very tip of Cape Cod, “P-town” is a small seaside town with something for everyone. From beaches to art galleries, and a beloved LGBTQ+ community the streets are bustling. Check out the Provincetown Official Guide for more!
Spend the day among the waves, and night out on the town. Provincetown has it all! From beachfront living to festivals and galleries, there’s never a dull moment in a town full of a unique blend of history and culture. Check out the Provincetown Official Guide for more!
Lewis Bay can be found on the south shore of Cape Cod just east of the Hyannis Harbor, and only a few miles west of South Yarmouth. The bay is a busy transportation channel with both Hy-Line and Steamship Authority ferries coming to and from the islands. Overlooking the Bay you will find theJohn F. Kennedy Memorial. The Memorial Park was commissioned in 1966 by the citizens of Barnstable, Massachusetts to commemorate where JFK spent many of his years sailing.
The 7-mile passageway between the Sagamore and Bourne bridge is the perfect place for a bike ride, afternoon stroll, or sunset picnic. With waterfront dining, the canal is one of many picturesque destinations to end the perfect summer’s day. More info at The Cape Cod Chamber website.
Perfect for an afternoon stroll or a much-needed date night, restaurants and shops lineMain Street, Falmouth. Each shop has a local flair, and is a great place to pick up something to commemorate your vacation.
Have you dreamt of having your own beachfront property? Your dream can become a reality with Cape Cod’s many summer rentals. Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a month’s stay, there’s a waterfront view waiting for you. Check out all of your amazing options at The Cape Cod Chamber website.