Cape Cod is full of great places to check out, but very few have as broad a range of activities in such a small area as Hyannis’ Inner Harbor.
Here, you have the chance to watch luxury yachts as they pass by, dine at some of the Cape’s top seafood restaurants, swim in the ocean, and go into Lewis Bay on a boat all in the same day. If you’re looking for something to do in the spring and summer, you could certainly do worse than a day on the Inner Harbor.
Wondering about year-round dining options on Cape Cod? The Cape has many year-round restaurants that have been open for decades and that’s because locals continue to support them year after year because of their top-notch quality and outstanding service. These venues are open in every month and on every section of the Cape, leaving you with a vast assortment from which to choose.
Superbowl Sunday is Sunday, February 3rd. If you’re planning to watch the big game on Cape Cod, you’ll have plenty of options. Most pubs and restaurants will have food and drink specials, and there are even places where you can bring the kids.
Some restaurants on Cape Cod are ready to feed you over the holidays. Since many restaurants on Cape Cod are small, locally-owned establishments, you won’t find an abundance of eateries open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. There are dining options, however, and the following venues are either open for Christmas or provide takeaway meals that you can heat the next day, helping to ease your cooking worries.
Falmouth's Jazztober Fest Weekend takes place on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. This event, which is free unless you participate in a special Sunday brunch, brings regional and national jazz musicians and groups to Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod, making it well worth a visit.
Woods Hole is a small village in the town of Falmouth on the very southwest tip of Cape Cod. Woods Hole has a lot more going on than you’d expect to find in a village of just 781 people. And it doesn’t matter that Woods Hole is a little out of the way, being a fair distance from larger centers like Barnstable and Yarmouth, and 4.5 miles from downtown Falmouth, because the village is surprisingly packed with its own amenities.
Plymouth gives you a little bit of everything. You can spend one day exploring some of the nation’s most important historical sites and the next golfing at one of the country’s top courses. That’s not to mention the outstanding local dining options on Main Street, Water Street, and Town Wharf, or the shopping at Colony Place and The Grove at Plymouth.
Falmouth is a beautiful town that attracts year round visitors as well as the summer crowd. Falmouth has plenty to do in the summer, with beaches, sunshine, and plenty of outdoor activities, but the town is also a year-round destination. Many Falmouth restaurants and attractions tend to stay open throughout the fall and winter, unlike on other parts of the Cape, ensuring residents always have access to all the necessary amenities.
The South Coast of Massachusetts extends from Cape Cod in the east to the Rhode Island border in the west, with much of the land sitting along Buzzards Bay. If you’re considering making a move to one of the towns on the South Coast, you can expect a far different lifestyle than in a big city, but this way of life binds you to your community in a way that urban centers struggle to replicate.
Want a taste of where great chef's are dining? In this article, Jayne Guertin highlights Cape Cod's local culinary hot spots, and hidden treasures. Find food along the South Shore or the Mid, Outer and Upper Cape that caters to each season's freshest foods and flavors.