From family sojourns to romantic weekend escapes, planning a trip to Cape Cod is half the fun! Here’s a hyper local travel guide with the inside scoop on accommodations, dining, and activity suggestions to help you plan your perfect Cape vacation.

Family Vacations to Cape CodTRAVELING AS A FAMILY
Make a splash with your kids year-round and book a stay at The Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, featuring its very own indoor water park and wave pool, or at the mid-Cape oceanfront Red Jacket Beach Resort, with an expansive stretch of private beach perfect for beachcombing, building sandcastles, and sunbathing (and with access to a free, fun-filled kids club). Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster is the place to be for kids and parents to kick back and relax, with a family-favorite Kids Night Out program that includes a staff-led pizza party, crafts, and games—sorry, no parents allowed. Amenities abound at the affordable and unforgettable Corsair and Cross Rip family-oriented beach resort on the shores of Nantucket Sound in Dennis Port, and at the picturesque Bayside Resort overlooking Lewis Bay in West Yarmouth, which offers holiday specials and family getaways for school vacations all year long.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for everyone’s favorite frozen treat from the Cape Cod Creamery, with three locations and iconic local flavors to write home about like Cummaquid Coconut and Sandbar Swirl. Taste the difference at the award-winning Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville, serving seasonal homemade scoops till late December.

So many beaches, so little time…soak up the sun and experience glorious beach days you wish would never end at kid-friendly Paine’s Creek in Brewster, where you can take an inflatable or inner tube on the creek’s very own lazy river ride. Or visit Skaket Beach in Orleans to walk the flats and search for ocean critters in the tidal pools. Other summertime favorite family beaches that make the list are Old Silver in Falmouth and Corporation in Dennis.

Keep the kids busy with the Cape’s many elaborate, themed mini golf courses, a bounce and slide adventure at Cape Cod Inflatable Park, a classic New England whale or seal watch tour, or a day spent inland exploring Hidden Hollow, a two-acre dry kettle hole designed for nature play at beautiful Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. Have a rainy day? Head to Cape Cod Children’s Museum in Mashpee, where kids can make new friends and discoveries.

Couple Vacations to Cape CodTRAVELING AS A COUPLE:
Cozy up to your sweetheart on or off-season at one of the Cape’s unique B&Bs and romantic inns for an impromptu getaway. At the elegant Candleberry Inn in Brewster, enjoy the sprawling property, afternoon treats and a multi-course gourmet breakfast. Over at Crowne Pointe Inn & Spa in Provincetown, remember what it’s like to relax in the tranquil spa and well-appointed suites that make it hard to leave and easy to come back with seasonal, spa, and romance packages.

Check in at the prestigious Chatham Bars Inn for old world charm, breathtaking ocean views and the Cape’s most luxurious spa, where you can get close and book a side by couples massage. Get away from it all at the world-class Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Harwich, boasting five restaurants, lavish suites, and a private beach. Is anything more romantic than waterfront dining? Sip and swoon at Fanizzi's by the Sea, featuring 180-degree views of Cape Cod Bay (where you just might spot a whale), or at the contemporary Ocean House Restaurant in Dennis, where you can dine overlooking the Nantucket Sound. Stroll through the quaint downtown hubs as you shop for your perfect Cape Cod keepsake.  Always take in a breathtaking sunset wherever you are on the Cape, or take to the waters on a sunset paddle tour with Rideaway Adventures or Cape Cod Kayak.
 
Steamship AuthorityTRAVELING WITH FRIENDS:
Come as you are to the Cape and celebrate friendship with a group getaway to relax, reminisce and make timeless memories with the people that make your world go round. Nestle up in nature and go glamping in fully outfitted luxury tents, Airstream trailers or Vista X suites with panoramic views at AutoCamp Cape Cod  in Falmouth. AutoCamp boasts private fire pits, direct access to the Shining Sea Bikeway, and a contemporary clubhouse. Keep things breezy at Yarmouth’s Parker Beach Lodge, where you can relax in a mid-century inspired modern Cape hideaway steps from the beach. Or arrive at the Pelham House Resort in Dennis Port for an oceanfront hotel experience with breathtaking views of Nantucket Sound, a beachfront pool, rooftop restaurant, and live music on summer nights.

The Cape is even more fun to explore with good friends by your side and truly a playground for all ages! For full-day excursions, book a deep-sea fishing trip for a wicked on-the-water experience with Shark Shark Tuna Fishing Charters in South Yarmouth or Patriot Party Boats in Falmouth. Land lovers can spend a day on the links at the top-rated Blue Rock Golf Course in South Yarmouth or the must-play Cranberry Valley Golf Course in Harwich. Take a day trip to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket; the scenic ferry ride over will be almost as fun as your island exploring.

Make it a party and plan a craft brew tour with TapTastings private excursions, featuring pick-up and drop-off door-to door service! Stops include such local breweries as Cape Cod Beer, Barnstable Brewing and Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery.

Zen out with beach yoga surrounded by sand and surf and magnificent ocean views, then find bliss with your besties at Shui Spa in Provincetown or Beach Plum Spa in Sandwich for an indulgent day of spa treatments.

Pet Friendly Cape CodTRAVELING WITH THE DOG:
Cape Cod welcomes you…and your dog! Book pet-friendly accommodations in a waterfront suite at Kalmar Village in North Truro or in one of the stand-alone cottages at the stunning Brass Key Guesthouse in Provincetown. Does your pet deserve a first-class vacation? Experience the lap of luxury with your pooch at Barnstable’s Lamb and Lion Inn, where pet hospitality garners national awards.  Well-behaved pets can have a seat the table on the pet-friendly patio at Bleu in Mashpee Commons, the delicious and dog-friendly back courtyard at The Canteen in Provincetown, or at the casual, perfected Cape Cod roadside stand at the Knack in Orleans. Unleash your pup’s energy at one of the Cape’s terrific dog parks you’ll find in Falmouth, Mashpee, Yarmouth, and Provincetown, among others—outfitted with special enclosures, water bubblers, and even a fresh water swimming area. Discover the beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore, where leashed dogs are welcome year-round.

VACATION RENTALS:
Looking for a home away from home, or a little more solitude to recharge? Customize a rental search at WeNeedaVacation.com or leave it to the expert realtors at Sotheby’s, Robert Paul Properties, and Kinlin Grover Compass to find your perfect beach vacation rental.

Don't be one of the people who left unused vacation days on the table in 2022. Plan for vacation today and book your ultimate Cape Cod vacation for 2023!