Top Things to Do and Eat in Cape Cod
Explore one of New England’s premier beach destinations! From shucking oysters and fresh lobster, to pristine beaches and rich history, there’s so much to see and do in Cape Cod, Massachusetts!
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Location: 3488 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631
There’s so much to see on this free, paved 25-mile trail that welcomes hikers and bikers. The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a scenic way to explore six Cape Cod towns. Experience everything from sandy beaches and delicious seafood, to pine forests and cranberry bogs.
Location: 91 Commercial St, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Mac’s shack has become a landmark for the Outer Cape area and is known for its “Lobsterman” on its roof. From fresh oysters and sushi to delicious fish tacos and burritos, Mac’s Shack is the place to go for the seasons local harvest. You can take a seat and eat at this 19th century nautical shop location, or grab your food to-go at the takeout window to devour at a picnic table near the shore.
Location: 820 MA-6A, Dennis, MA 02638
For theater lovers and history buffs, you’ll love visiting The Cape Playhouse. With more than 90 seasons, it is the country’s oldest professional summer theater. This quaint theater still has its original pews and is rich in history. Famous actors like Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, and Bette Davis have all performed here.
Cape Cod National Seashore
The Cape Cod National Seashore is a national park packed with picturesque beaches, salt marshes, forests, and nature trails. This forty-mile stretch of seashore was made into a national park in the 1960’s thanks to President John F. Kennedy.
Location: 259 Shore Dr, Mashpee, MA 02649
Located at Hyannis near the ferry terminal, you’ll love everything The Raw Bar has to offer! Voted for having the number one lobster roll in New England, and is also known for having a lobster roll large enough to feed two people. The menu consists of all your New England favorites, like Clam Chowder, oysters, and clams. This sea food restaurant will become a fast favorite when you visit the Cape!
The Pilgrim Monument towers over the quaint city of Provincetown, and is a must-see for history buffs. Modeled after Torre del Mangia in Siena, Italy, it stands at 252 feet tall and is the tallest granite structure in the United States. The stunning monument was commissioned in 1907 by Theodore Roosevelt and commemorates the site of the Mayflower Pilgrims first landing in the New World. Visitors can even climb up to the top!
John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
Location: 397 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601
If you’re a history buff you’ll love visiting this museum! Hyannis was the summer home for the Kennedy family for many generations, and where JFK spent many summers as he grew up. The home is now filled with beautiful exhibits and a theme that changes annually.
Brewster Fish House
Location: 2208 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631
This is a hot spot for seafood lovers! The Brewster Fish House was voted “Best Seafood Restaurant” on the Cape by Cape Cod Life Magazine in 2018. Known for its naturally sweet lobster bisque and contemporary menu, you won’t be disappointed with this Cape Cod favorite.
Are you ready to vacation in the quaint, beautiful city of Cape Cod? Get away to Southcape Resort & Club to be close to all these great Cape Cod activities. Book your vacation online or call a Vacation Specialist at (866) 325-6295.