Sun, sand, and ocean breeze are at the heart of every good beach vacation — and you’ll find plenty of each in Cape Cod. While you’re there, be sure to check out these must-see attractions.
- Cape Cod National Seashore
Explore 40 miles of sandy beach, lighthouses, and wild cranberry bogs.nps.gov/caco
- Heritage Museums & Gardens
Browse an eclectic collection of American folk art while the kids ride a vintage carousel.heritagemuseumandgardens.org
Tip: The Heritages’ 2020 season kicks off April 25, 2020.
- Sandwich Glass Museum
Check out a live glassblowing demonstration.sandwichglassmuseum.org
- Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory
See how these crunchy spuds are made on a free tour of the working factory.capecodchips.com
Tip: Tours of Nauset Light — the lighthouse featured on Cape Cod chip bags — are free to the public.
- Shining Sea Bikeway
Bike along the seashore, weaving through woodlands, swamps, and salt ponds.shiningseabikeway.com
- Chatham Orpheum Theater
Search for pop-culture icons in the lobby mural while you wait for opening credits.chathamorpheum.org
- Cape Cod Creamery
Taste fresh waffle cones and homemade flavors like Vineyard Vanilla.capecodcreamery.com
- Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
See where the Pilgrims first landed and wrote the Mayflower Compact.pilgrim-monument.org
- Cape Cod Lavender Farm
Stroll through fragrant fields, then stock up on lavender bath salts.capecodlavenderfarm.com
Tip: You can use fresh sprigs of lavender as garnish for desserts, salads, and main
- The Alley
Try your hand at New England candlepin bowling.alleybowlingbbq.com