McDermott Glass Studio

Tis the Season: Shop Local on Cape Cod

Holiday shopping doesn't need to be an overwhelming experience as you search for the perfect Christmas gift. Cape Cod is packed with small, locally-owned businesses, where personalized service, unique finds and attention to detail are the norm. Recapture the essence of the season, and shop local this Christmas on Cape Cod.

Large Shops with Small Town Feel

Truro Vineyards Gift Basket

The Perfect Cape Cod Gift for Everyone on Your List

Let’s face it. When it comes to finding the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list, holiday shopping can be downright stressful. But with hundreds of shops on Cape Cod and a boatload of unique finds, we have a few suggestions to get you started. The added bonus? You can support our local economy while doing it!

For Mom or Dad

The Plum Porch - Cape Cod

Holiday Shop-portunities on Cape Cod!

No matter how long the holiday shopping list, there are plenty of great (and unique) finds on Cape Cod. From quaint boutiques and  art galleries to jewelry stores and major retailers, shoppers can tackle those holiday to-do's in one of the most picturesque places on the east coast.

Eastham, credit Greta Georgieva

Cape Cod Road Trip: Eastham

The town of Eastham is often referred to as the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore. It’s a fitting nickname considering this seaside's community’s natural beauty, which includes two of the Cape’s most sought after spots for hiking – Fort Hill Trail and Red Maple Swamp Trail.

Photo by Eric Brust-Akdemir

Christmas by the Sea

At first, you might notice a subtle wreath dressed in cranberries or sea stars adorning a front door, then, as the holiday season creeps nearer, it happens almost overnight: a bloom of twinkling lights emerges, sparkling like jewels from inviting storefronts and festive abodes.

Burger from British Beer Company

9 Best Burgers on Cape Cod

There are some days that only a burger will do. When those cravings hit, here are the most flavorful and unique burgers for an absolutely decadent lunch or dinner! Don’t worry about feeling guilty, you can always order a side salad to balance things out.

Centerville Pie Company

Best Bakeries on Cape Cod for Thanksgiving Dessert

As Thanksgiving approaches, the thought of prepping a turkey with all the fixings for your holiday celebration is likely already on your mind. But here's one thing you can be thankful for on Cape Cod: the large number of amazing local bakeries who can take the dessert preparation off your plate.

Field of Honor Display, credit Courtney Wittenstein

Six sights not to miss in November

Here’s to beauty in numbers: a field of flags, miles of twinkling lights and turnips everywhere. If you’re looking for a spectacle this holiday season on Cape Cod, join the crowd.

Six sights not to miss in November:

Capt. Lazarus's Haunted Harbor

Halloween Fun on Cape Cod

It’s that time of year when all things creepy and crawly come out to play. Don’t be left out of the fun! From terrifying tours to kid-friendly costume parades, Cape Cod is the place to be this Halloween season.


Anejo in Hyannis - Paul Scharff

The Best New Dining on Cape Cod

The past year or so has brought some exciting new additions to the Cape’s dining (and drinking) scene. Here are a few of our favorites to put on your radar!