As the summer begins to wind down, don’t miss your chance for one last beach weekend–or two! Cape Cod is a can’t-miss destination for those of all ages. Whether you are going with your family or friends, there are so many things to do! Beaches, great restaurants and an array of things to visit and see are just some of the reasons Cape Cod is a perfect weekend getaway. Below is a list of activities that are great for people of all ages:
Every beach on Cape Cod is extremely family friendly and a place to spend your entire day. Sit back and relax in a beach chair, spend your day in the water or build sand castles with the kids—you can’t go wrong!
- Whale Watching
Whale, seal and dolphin watching are all great attractions that draw people to Cape Cod. Some of the best places to observe this are from boats leaving from Hyannis, Woods Hole and Provincetown.
- Woods Hole Aquarium
For a free and fun excursion on a rainy day, be sure to visit the Woods Hole Aquarium. Here, visitors can view about 140 different species of marine life that are found in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic waters. Though there’s not a cost for admission, donations are welcomed. At 11am and 4pm there are seal feedings—something that is entertaining and educational for children of all ages!
- Day Trips to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket
From Falmouth, there are various ferry companies that run throughout the day to both Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The Island Queen is a family favorite that runs to Martha’s Vineyard in under an hour. There are also express ferries to Nantucket that are very doable!
- Bike Paths
For runners, walkers and bikers, the Shining Sea Bikeway is the ideal place to get outside and exercise. This path goes through cranberry bogs, beaches and through Woods Hole. The Shining Sea Bikeway is one of the most scenic ways to see much of the Cape!
- Falmouth Road Race
On Saturday, August 21st at 9am, the Falmouth Road Race will take place. This weekend is one of the busiest in the town of Falmouth, but also is a blast whether you are running in the race or cheering someone on!
After going to the Falmouth Road Race, try eating breakfast at Pie in the Sky in Woods Hole. Pie in the Sky is a small restaurant with freshly made baked goods and incredible coffee every morning. Sit out on their patio to enjoy great views and even better company. Down by the drawbridge (where the Falmouth Road Race starts), try Fishmonger’s or if you are with children, Captain Kidd for a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Both restaurants have amazing water views and tasty meals and drinks to choose from!