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Nearby Cape Cod Attractions

ART, HISTORY & NATURAL BEAUTY

Explore the Cape

Delve into the many wonders of Cape Cod and you'll easily discover why it's such a sought-after retreat. From art to beaches, outstanding food to historical monuments, you'll find a wealth of ways to delight in its quaint charm and slower pace.

 

History and Culture

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

The Pilgrim Monument was built between 1907 and 1910 and commemorates the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620. When you make your visit up to Provincetown make sure to climb to the top of the monument and enjoy the view!
508-487-1310
https://www.pilgrim-monument.org/

Heritage Gardens

With over 100 acres of beautiful gardens the Heritage is a stunning spot to stop on your way down the Cape.
508-888-3300
https://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/

Cape Playhouse

A professional summer theater that has been around since 1927, one of the best summer theaters in the country!
508-385-3911
820 Main Street, Dennis
https://www.capeplayhouse.com/

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

A local museum that focuses on the history of the WCC, a short-wave radio station that operated for many years in Chatham, Massachusetts.
508-945-8889
847 Orleans Road, North Chatham
https://www.chathammarconi.org/

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Rent a bike from one of the many local bike shops or bring your own so you can explore Cape Cod along this scenic 25 mile trail that travels through Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, and Wellfleet!
https://www.mass.gov/locations/cape-cod-rail-trail

Nickerson State Park

Located in Brewster, this state park is perfect for families and anyone who may be interested in getting back out into nature! With beautiful ponds for swimming, kayak rentals, walking trails, and bike paths it’s a lovely way to spend the day!
https://www.mass.gov/locations/nickerson-state-park

Cranberry Valley Golf Course

Just a short drive from the inn, this is one of the top rated golf courses in New England. So, make sure to pack your clubs on your next Cape Cod vacation!
508-430-5234
183 Oak Street, Harwich MA
https://www.cranberryvalley.golf/

Whale Watch

No trip to Cape Cod is complete without a whale watch! Head up to Provincetown and buy tickets with the Dolphin Fleet, the most popular tour on the Cape!
800-826-9300
307 Commercial Street #1, Provincetown MA
https://whalewatch.com/

Melody Tent

Looking for a concert? Well known on Cape Cod, the Melody Tent still brings in big names in music and comedy, make sure to check their schedule for upcoming shows!
508-775-5630
41 W Main Street, Hyannis
https://melodytent.org/

Art’s Dune Tours

Highly recommended by travelers and locals, this is an off-road tour that allows you to visit parts of The National Seashore that you wouldn’t get to see otherwise!
508-487-1950
4 Standish Street, Provincetown
https://www.artsdunetours.com/

Freedom Cruise Line

It’s always worth a trip to Nantucket Island and just a short drive from the Wayside to Harwich Port you can hop on the ferry and make a day of it!
508-432-8999
731 MA-28, Harwich Port
https://www.freedomferry.com/

Beaches

Nauset Beach

A beautiful beach that stretches 10 miles between Orleans and Chatham, Nauset is a favorite of locals and visitors alike! Whether you are interested in surfing or sunbathing this beach is perfect for the whole family.

Cape Cod National Seashore

Ask anyone what you should check out when visiting Cape Cod and they will tell you to make sure to visit the National Seashore. With 40 miles of beach, marsh, cranberry bogs, lighthouses and more you could find something different to experience every day that you’re here!
https://www.nps.gov/caco/index.htm

Shopping

Intro

There are so many amazing towns of Cape Cod, below we have a selection of some of our favorite streets to stroll and shop! Make sure to check out our list of our favorite spots on Main Street and throughout Chatham too!

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