There are so many amazing things to do and sights to see during your trip to Cape Cod. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose exactly what to do to make your experience here perfect. We’ve put together a list of the top things to do in the area to really make you feel like you’ve seen everything Cape Cod has to offer while staying at your vacation rental.

Here are some options to get you started on your adventure across the cape:



One major thing the Cape Cod area is known for is its lighthouses. There are more than a dozen beautiful lighthouses to explore all over the cape. Many are historical and give you a look out onto the beautiful waters that surround the area. Some of the lighthouses, like the Race Point Lighthouse, require a walk through some of Cape Cod’s sandy beaches to gain access to. Others, like the Highland Lighthouse are still operational—this one in particular is the oldest lighthouse in Cape Cod.

You’ll also find unique structures like the Three Sisters Lighthouses which is a group of three structures on the Eastern coast.


Pilgrim Monument

You’ll find this massive monument towering over Provincetown as the star of the skyline here. This is a must see for anyone visiting Cape Cod who loves history, the more than 250-foot-tall structure is the tallest all-granite tower in the United States. It takes about 10 minutes to climb to the top of the tower and see the beautiful view over Provincetown. At the base, you’ll find the Provincetown Museum, full of historical facts and exhibits about the area. The tower and the museum are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


Cape Cod Towns

There are so many little towns to explore on Cape Cod as well — it’s one of the things that makes the area so unique and exciting.

If you’re looking for history, you’ll want to explore the quaint towns along the Cape’s northern shoreline. The towns of DennisBrewster, and others will give you a real feel of Old Cape Cod. The streets, shops, and local museums are filled with the history of the area.

There are numerous family-friendly activities in Cape Cod. If you’re looking for walkability, things to do, and other entertainment you’ll want to head to the southern shoreline. Places like Chatham, Hyannis, and Harwich are known for their souvenir shops, beaches, biking trails, and other fun things to do.


Cape Cod Rail Trail

If you’re a fan of fitness and exercise, the Cape Cod Rail Trail is a wonderful way to see many different parts of the cape and even check out some of the fun little towns along the way, such as Brewster and Orleans.

Take a walk, run, or rent some bikes with the family to explore this 22-mile paved trail that runs through many parts of Cape Cod. Take a day to meander along the trail and see snippets of Cape Cod’s unique ecosystems. Venture along some of the most beautiful beaches the area has to offer. The trailheads are open from dawn to dusk, with the main access points located in the towns of Dennis and Wellfleet. There are also plenty of places to hop on the trail in the middle.

These are just a few ideas to get you ready to explore all that Cape Cod has to offer. If you’re looking for something you don’t see here please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff for help. We can help guide you to some of the best vacation rentals near Cape Cod. Make the most of your stay. You don’t have to look far to find fun things in Cape Cod beach vacations.