Located just 40 minutes from the Chatham Gables Inn, Wellfleet, Cape Cod is a coastal town filled with tranquil ambiance and a wide variety of exciting things to do. During your next Cape Cod getaway, spending a day exploring everything this local gem has to offer is an absolute must. Just to get you started, here are some of the best things to do in Wellfleet that you certainly won’t want to miss.
Wellfleet in Cape Cod is just one of the many fascinating places to explore during your stay with us. By requesting your free copy of our online Vacation Guide, you’ll instantly receive a full list of our area’s top activities and attractions including nearby beaches, museums, shopping, dining, and much more.
5 Things to Do in Wellfleet, Cape Cod
1. Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore is one of the best Wellfleet, MA beaches, and for good reason. With swimming beaches, nature trails, biking trails, and an abundance of natural beauty, you’ll never run out of fun things to do. You and your loved ones can hike, paddle, or tour with a park ranger or simply lounge on miles and miles of pristine beach.
Please keep in mind that there may be extra fees applied to your admission during the summer season.
2. Wellfleet Drive-In Theater
Opened in July of 1957, the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater has a 100-by-44 foot screen and sound provided by an FM signal or speakers that can be attached to your car window. It’s been one of the top spots in Cape Cod to enjoy romantic outings or quality family time. When you visit from mid-May through mid-September, you’ll be able to watch some of the newest and hottest films right from your vehicle. Don’t forget to grab movie snacks like popcorn, burgers, pizza, and ice cream from the Wellfleet Dairy Bar and Grill!
3. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife enthusiasts will delight over this beautiful sanctuary full of rolling hillsides and endless shorelines. The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary consists of 937-acres and stretches along the harbor, giving visitors a picturesque view of the area. With a variety of trails to choose from, guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the salt marsh, sandy barrier beach, or pine forests. Be sure to keep your eyes open for a diverse range of wildlife including American woodcocks and great horned owls.
4. Wellfleet Farmers Market
The Wellfleet Farmers Market is an incredible and unique shopping opportunity in Cape Cod. The market is open Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon behind Preservation Hall from May 16th to October 10th. Enjoy live music, coffee, baked goods, spices, jams, salsa, eggs, veggies, herbs, pork, chicken and more at this staple Cape Cod farmers market.
5. Attend the Wellfleet Oyster Festival
Visitors and locals alike flock to the Wellfleet Oyster Festival every year for the abundant activities and entertainment! The schedule features a Main Street kickoff festival, athletic competitions, educational presentations, live music, performances, cooking demonstrations, oyster-shucking contests, dance parties, and much more! There will also be a 5k race for adults and a short fun run for kids. It offers a little something for everyone and an unforgettable Cape Cod experience.
Take a look at the online calendar now for even more Wellfleet, MA upcoming events!
Experience the Best Wellfleet, MA Things to Do During Your Stay With Us
After spending a fun-filled day in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, come back to the Chatham Gables Inn for a full evening of well-deserved relaxation. Our beautifully appointed guest rooms are the perfect place to experience the area at its best. Luxuriate in our spa-inspired amenities such as ZENTs Aromatherapy bath products, Turkish towels, plush robes, and Matouk & Comphy Co. linens. Each room has its own private bath, and our King Rooms have deep soaking tubs as well as showers. Of course, your stay includes a full breakfast each morning, so you’ll be ready to explore Cape Cod.
Book your next getaway with us today! We look forward to welcoming you soon.