If you’re planning a vacation to Cape Cod, be sure to include a visit to the area’s oldest town, Sandwich, Massachusetts. From breathtaking gardens to excellent shopping and delicious restaurants, this town is full of fun ways to spend your time. To help you make the most of your trip, we’ve provided a list of the top things to do in Sandwich, MA!
While exploring all the things to do in Sandwich, MA, you may be wondering what the rest of Cape Cod has to offer. For expert advice and information on the area’s best attractions, restaurants, and local activities, request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. It contains everything you need to plan the perfect Cape Cod getaway!
Top 10 Things to Do in Sandwich, MA
1. Experience the Heritage Museums and Gardens
Each year, thousands of visitors come to the Heritage Museums and Gardens to experience its enchanting landscape and stunning galleries. Beginning in April, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the gardens and tour the galleries to see incredible collections of art. Visit our blog to learn how to make the most of your visit to the Heritage Museums and Gardens.
2. Stroll Along the Sandwich Boardwalk
Take a peaceful walk along the Sandwich Boardwalk to enjoy the serenity of nature and gorgeous scenery. You may even catch sight of a few playful seals who call the beaches of Sandwich home! This is one of our favorite places to catch a breathtaking Cape Cod sunset.
3. Explore the Sandwich Glass Museum
As the oldest town on Cape Cod, Sandwich holds a rich history. Visit the Sandwich Glass Museum to learn about the factory that played a large role in the area’s history and development.
Along with the Sandwich Glass Museum, take a look at more spectacular historical sites on Cape Cod!
4. Visit the Hoxie House
Hoxie House is believed to be the oldest home on Cape Cod, and it reflects what life was like in Sandwich in the 17th century. Inside the home, you’ll find a variety of artifacts from the era in which it was built. You can also explore the exterior of the home and enjoy idyllic views of Shawme Pond. You’ll be fascinated with the home’s unique features and interesting history!
5. Grab a Sweet Treat at Beth’s Bakery and Cafe
While exploring the town, stop for coffee and a sweet treat at Beth’s Bakery and Cafe. This cozy cafe, located in downtown Sandwich, is a local favorite. Select a delicious pastry, scone, or cake from the pastry case or sit down and enjoy a homemade sandwich.
6. Drive Down the Old Kings Highway
There’s no better way to spend an afternoon on Cape Cod than by driving down the scenic Old Kings Highway. Read our blog to discover all the must-see landmarks and attractions along the Old Kings Highway.
7. Enjoy a Beverage at CW’s Cape Cod
CW’s Cocktails and Wine Bar on Cape Cod provides a charming setting to sit back and sip a delicious beverage or savor a tasty appetizer. CW’s offers specialty cocktails, martinis, and wine flights along with a different food and wine theme each week. The casual and comfortable establishment also has a delicious menu worth checking out!
8. Shop at the Sandwich Antique Center
One of the best shopping spots in the area is the Sandwich Antique Center. Whether you’re window shopping or looking for a unique piece to complement your collection, this 5,000 square-foot complex has something for everyone.
If you’re interested in more specialty shops in the area, visit our blog on where to find the most stunning Cape Cod antiques!
9. Dine at Cafe Chew
Cafe Chew is one of the best restaurants in Sandwich! This warm, inviting cafe is a great spot to grab breakfast or lunch. Their menu includes mouthwatering selections such as freshly baked croissants, gourmet omelets, and hot pressed paninis.
10. Attend a Cooking Class at the Pleasing Plate
If you love to cook or love to eat delicious food, attend a cooking class at the Pleasing Plate. This unique cooking class provides the option to customize your own menu! Perfect one of your favorite recipes or try something new!
Take a look at more wonderful cooking classes on Cape Cod.
Stay With Us at the Captain Farris House
After exploring all the things to do in Sandwich, MA, we invite you back to our bed and breakfast for a cozy evening. Our charming rooms and suites provide the ideal space to unwind and enjoy some quiet time. After a relaxing evening, wake up to a delicious homemade breakfast before enjoying another wonderful day on Cape Cod.
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