Things to Do in Cape Cod
Looking for things to do in Cape Cod?
- the expansive and magnificent beaches
- stunning ocean views
- quintessential New England Main Street experience
Best Places to Stay in Chatham, Massachusetts
CAPE COD ACTIVITIES AND CHATHAM ATTRACTIONS
Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod Rail Trail
From classic waterfront restaurants and lobster huts to world-class cuisine, local menus of Cape cod restaurants offer fresh and satisfying food. Many restaurants specialize in offering the freshest seafood, however, finding a juicy burger is not hard. Best of all, most of them are some of the best restaurants in Chatham, MA, so they’re close to us here at Chatham Gables Inn!
While we may be biased, we believe that our Chatham beaches are the best beaches in Cape Cod. When you peruse our list of fantastic Chatham beaches, you will easily see why we think any one of our beaches is the best beach in Cape Cod.
Day Trips to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard
Chatham is conveniently located at the elbow of Cape Cod. That makes it the perfect launching point for day trips to the historic whaling port of Nantucket or the diverse towns of Martha’s Vineyard. Nantucket is a gorgeous 14-mile long and 3.5-mile wide island with many sightseeing attractions like sea captains’ homes and cobblestone streets. You’ll enjoy the 800 pre-Civil War-era homes that have now transformed into restaurants, museums, boutiques, and inns. Eighty miles of beaches also awaits you at Nantucket. To get here, take an hour-long ferry ride from Hyannis to Nantucket.
Cape Cod Whale Watching
Explore the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary located north of Provincetown and you’ll find the whales’ feeding and nursing grounds. Get up close with these gentle giants in a group or private tour. There are plenty of great options near us for Cape Cod whale watching.
Chatham is home to various fish especially striped bass and bluefish, and people of all ages have enjoyed fly fishing and sports fishing in Cape Cod’s wonderful shoreline. Go to Blue Water Entertainment for more information on where to find the best fishing spots in the summer and to explore the Secret Cape Cod. You can cruise to Nantucket on your own private ferry, have a relaxing beach day or cookout on a Cape Cod beach, see whale pods and even run to the canyons to chase marlin and tuna!
Cape Cod Baseball
Watch the Chatham Anglers play America’s favorite pastime at the Cape Cod Baseball League, a premier collegiate summer league founded in 1885. Watch the stars of tomorrow as college players from all over the country show off their skills for eight weeks in the summer.
One of the most iconic and distinguishable landmarks of this enchanting beach town is the Chatham Lighthouse, a beautiful and towering 48-foot beacon on the water. There are many things to do at this historic site; take a look at a few of the most entertaining activities here to help you start planning your exciting day in Cape Cod!
If you want to learn more about everything there is to do around Cape Cod download our Free Chatham Vacation Guide!