There are so many reasons to book a trip to Cape Cod. Whether you’re planning a romantic escape, a girls trip, a special celebration, or a last-minute getaway this weekend, you’ll want to know the best things to do on your Cape Cod vacation!

Below, we’ve provided the most comprehensive list of the top things to do on Cape Cod and Yarmouth.

Top 10 Reasons to Travel to Cape Cod & Yarmouth

To Step Away from Your Busy Routine

View of lighthouse overlooking cliffs and water

Maybe you feel a little stuck in your daily life, or you’re craving something new and exciting. We all feel this way sometimes. Traveling is the best way to expose yourself to new places, people, and ideas and gain a fresh perspective on life. From moonlit walks on the beach and breathtaking ocean views to windsurfing and harbor cruises, Cape Cod has it all. Take a break from your daily routine with these Cape Cod activities:

To Learn

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A great vacation is even better when you come home with a new skill or knowledge! Traveling is a learning experience in itself, but our destination offers even more ways to grow. You’ll gain a deep sense of satisfaction with the new skills you learn at these classes and attractions on Cape Cod:


To Eat Great Food!

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One of the best things about traveling is the chance to explore new restaurants, try unique food, and maybe indulge in an extra dessert or two! Our area is not short on fabulous ways to delight your taste buds. Take a look below:

To Experience Unique Culture & History

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Traveling opens your mind and exposes you to new knowledge and cultures. In an area with such rich history and arts, Cape Cod is the perfect place to learn about our world’s past and experience a vibrant art scene. Enjoy these fascinating historic sites, museums, and art galleries on Cape Cod:


To Reset in Nature

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Too often we find ourselves hopping from one enclosed space to the next, whether it be our homes, offices, grocery stores, or shopping malls. Although these places provide comfort and stability, they can leave us craving a breath of fresh air! Just a few minutes outdoors can improve your memory, spark your creativity, and ignite your senses. Unplug with a day spent on the unspoiled beaches of Cape Cod or with these other refreshing outdoor activities:


To Strengthen Your Relationship

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Don’t let your honeymoon be the only romantic vacation you enjoy with your significant other! Studies show that traveling with your partner relieves stress, improves communication, and strengthens your connection with one another. Here are a few the best ways to enjoy a special getaway together:

To Relax and Rejuvenate

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We don’t have to explain the benefits of planning a relaxing vacation, but it’s something we all put off so easily! Whether it’s deadlines at work or a full to-do list at home, we tell ourselves there’s simply no time to relax. However, you’ll never regret taking a little time for yourself. Chances are, you’ll find you’re more productive when you return! From spas to shopping, here are a few ways to feel pampered during your stay:

To Have an Adventure

whale tale splashing over water

From whale watching in Provincetown to music festivals in Yarmouth, the opportunities for adventure on the Cape are endless. Explore the most adventurous things to do on Cape Cod below:


To Enjoy the Season

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We all have our favorite time of year and the things we look forward to as the seasons change. No matter when you visit, Cape Cod is a year-round dream destination. Here’s how to enjoy each season on the Cape:

To Celebrate

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There’s always a special occasion that deserves a vacation. Whether it’s an anniversary, the reuniting of old friends, a wedding, or a holiday, it will be best enjoyed away from the routine pace at home. Here are a few of our favorite ways to celebrate:

Complete Your Stay at the Captain Farris House

exterior view of Captain Farris House sign and porch

Ranked as One of the Best Hotels for Adults, the Captain Farris House is the perfect place to stay during your trip. Centrally located on the Cape, our B&B will allow you to experience all the best things to do on Cape Cod & Yarmouth.

After your day’s adventures, you’ll enjoy unwinding at the Captain Farris House in your well-appointed guest room featuring luxurious amenities, wonderful views, soft linens, and homemade goodies & tea. Wake up each morning to a full, delicious breakfast before enjoying another idyllic New England day!

Check availability of all accommodations and book your stay today. We look forward to hosting you on the perfect Cape Cod vacation.