How to Have an Amazing, Less-Crowded Cape Cod Fourth of July

Where’s the best spot to commemorate the 242nd birthday of America? In the very place where the Mayflower Pilgrims settled, of course! If your ideal patriotic getaway includes plenty of fun but also space to stretch out and relax, The Captain Farris House has you covered for a Cape Cod Fourth of July! Here are the best places to enjoy dazzling fireworks displays and fun festivities with fewer crowds.

While you are searching for the best ways to experience a true Cape Cod vacation, request a copy of our free Travel Guide! It lists the best Cape Cod Fourth of July events, as well as local restaurants, romantic things to do, informative museums, and so much more. Our guide also includes detailed descriptions of the relaxing retreats at the Captain Farris House!

The Best Ways to Enjoy a Relaxing Cape Cod Fourth of July

On a Whale Watching Cruise

Escape the crowds on-land and have a truly special Independence Day by watching fireworks onboard a ship in the Provincetown Harbor. On July 4th, Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch offers special cruises at dusk that include whale watching and fireworks or fireworks only. Be sure to reserve your spot early as these cruises fill up quickly!

On a Harbor Sunset Cruise

For another fabulous evening cruise, join Bay Spirit Tours at sunset in the old Hyannis Harbor. Watch as the sun sets over the Hyannis Port before sparkling fireworks light up the sky. Enjoy light music, a bar on the lower deck where you can purchase beverages and snacks, and plenty of space to relax!

From the Beach Overlooking the Ocean

For fireworks on-land, we recommend finding a spot on the beach where you can catch the shows over the water. The best viewing spots are on the beaches in Dennis, the West Yarmouth beaches along Lewis Bay, and Rock Harbor in Orleans. Enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants in town and then walk to the beach or pack a picnic and a blanket and find a cozy spot in the sand.

When you stay with us at the Captain Farris House, we will supply you with beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels so that you have all the essentials for your trip to the beach! 

Where to Stay on Cape Cod

After your Cape Cod Fourth of July festivities, spend time relaxing at The Captain Farris House. We invite you to browse our 10 stunning accommodations and pick the perfect one for your getaway. Each room is well-appointed with charming decorations, cozy linens, and luxurious bath amenities.

When you plan your vacation with us, we recommend our intimate Bray’s Retreat! This bright, airy room features a stately bed, antique furnishings, and a glorious spa bathroom with a large Jacuzzi tub. From the moment you walk in, natural light will surround you from the three large windows. You’ll be delighted by views of our gazebo garden and beautiful blue hydrangeas. With rest and relaxation in this retreat, why wait?

Check availability of all our accommodations and plan your July weekend getaway with us today!