Cultural richness shapes Cape Cod, and is known as one of the top 25 Arts destinations in the country by AmericanStyle magazine. From historic artists’ colonies in Provincetown, every town and village on Cape Cod has artists’ studios, museums, galleries and craft shops to enjoy. History buffs will love to explore Cape Cod’s many historic landmarks. The Cape is alive with music, from the world-class Cape Symphony to a progressive jazz scene and an array of outdoor concerts.
Once you cross one of the two bridges spanning the Cape Cod Canal, a range of transportation options are available. Ferries to the islands run daily. A great way to travel around Cape Cod and to see the scenic trails that are in abundance is by biking. Bike rentals are available at many locations.
The Cape encompasses a variety of areas which include the Upper-Cape: Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee, Sandwich; the Mid-Cape: Barnstable, Hyannis, Yarmouth, Dennis; and the Outer/Lower-Cape: Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
More than 250 charming bed & breakfasts and inns, from antique farmhouses to historic sea captains’ homes, dot the Cape Cod landscape. Motels and hotels can be found in the heart of downtown shopping and attractions, or just steps away from the surf and sand. Four-star properties and full-service resorts are available. Plentiful campgrounds are a pleasant way to appreciate Cape Cod’s beauty as well as quaint beach cottages as another option for a stay.
A collection of the top hotels include: the elegant 4-Diamond Rated Boutique Hotel & Full Service Spa in the center of Provincetown, a resort setting offering award wining accommodations. The Crowne Point Historic Inn & Spa, Provincetown; Beach ‘N’ Towne, South Yarmouth, and the Sea Coast Inn, Hyannis. Chatham Bars Inn, a 205 room luxury oceanfront resort, has been a renowned Cape Cod landmark since its opening in 1914.
Several of the Bed and Breakfasts options include: Captain’s House Inn, Chatham; the Historic Inn - in Greek Revival style - with buildings dating from 1839, set in 2 landscaped acres. Others to explore include the Liberty Hill Inn, Yarmouth; The Oxford, Provincetown; and the Carriage House Inn, Chatham.
When you explore Cape Cod, one can sample the area’s diverse mix of unforgettable dining experiences, ranging from upscale elegant eateries and waterfront restaurants with awesome views, to old-fashioned Cape Cod clambakes and seafood shanties.
The Cape is distinguished for serving the freshest seafood. A wide range of options for diners include everything from sushi, Brazilian barbecue and Chinese to Italian cuisine, Indian curry and French & Continental fare. Take your pick from a romantic candlelight seaside dinner, to a casual gathering of family & friends at a clam bake. Cape Cod has a wide selection of restaurants for all palates & tastes.
A sampling of those options include: Chatham Bars In