These 4 Cape Cod Day Trips Are Worth the Visit

When the winter snow melts away and the spring invites warmer weather, our scenic area in coastal Massachusetts showcases more exciting outdoor activities. If you wish to experience “the Cape” to the fullest, hop in your car and roll down your windows for a Cape Cod day trip. Each destination is a short drive from The Captain Farris House and boasts the historic charm and stunning allure of our area. Bring your camera, sense of adventure, and an appetite for exceptional cuisine with you on your journey!

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Here Are the Best Cape Cod Day Trips

With many coastal destinations to explore, you’ll find many hidden gems on one of these Cape Cod day trips. Read over our local insights and find out some of our favorite pastimes to enjoy!

Martha’s Vineyard

Perhaps two of the most iconic places to explore is Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island. These Massachusetts treasures are tucked away in the Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds. In typical Cape Cod style, you take a ferry to experience these paradises. We recommend the high-speed ferry in Hyannis, just 15 minutes from our bed and breakfast! As you glide across the water, you’ll feel the refreshing saltwater breezes brush across your face. When you arrive at the port in Vineyard Haven, explore the many Martha’s Vineyard attractions like the lighthouses, historic sites, and natural escapes.


If you are looking for one of the closest Cape Cod day trips from your accommodation, experience this patriotic destination. In fact, President Kennedy called this charming community home, and the towns memorialized this former Commander and Chief. One of our favorite things to do is touring the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum to experience the wonderful life of this American icon. Follow in the footsteps of this all-American family on the Kennedy Legacy Trail and see the Kennedy Compound.


Provincetown proudly sits on an extension of our peninsula and was founded as an artistic community. In fact, the history of this seaside town began when the Pilgrims landed there and drafted the Mayflower Compact. Now, as a haven for the LGBTQ community, you’ll find something fantastic for you and your partner to enjoy. Not only will you be welcomed by the Pilgrims Monument at the entrance but also find the best whale watching on Cape Cod. You can also explore the wonderful restaurants, lively bars, and delightful shops on Commercial Street!


The quaint town of Chatham showcases the wonderful charm of “The Cape” and is just a 30-minute drive from The Captain Farris House. When you drive through this community, you’ll see the famous Chatham Lighthouse, yet another shining piece of our seafaring history. This beaming signal provided safe passage for the brave sailors at sea. In addition, we urge you to explore the stunning Main Street and treat yourself to something special!

Book Your Stay at Captain Farris House

After you experience one of these Cape Cod day trips, relax in the refined comforts of your luxurious accommodation at our bed and breakfast. The Captain Farris House serves as a gateway to exploring “the Cape” and offers a gorgeous selection of guest rooms. If you are looking to create the perfect vacation, we invite you to browse our relaxing retreats and hand-select the ideal one for you and your beloved. Each of our comfortable rooms features views of our property, comfortable beds, and spacious bathrooms.

Plan your getaway to Cape Cod with us this year!