A whale watch is a must when visiting Cape Cod. Step aboard a 100-foot boat and travel past the Cape Cod National Seashore to the open ocean. The boats concentrate on an area known as the Stellwagen Bank - a deep fissure in the ocean floor that is home to a favorite whale delicacy, the sand eel. Naturalists narrate during the cruises. There is a snack bar on board and passengers can bring their own picnic. The trip takes about four hours.
Chronicling the history of the Kennedy family, this museum offers a glimpse into the life of the 35th President through video and photo displays. Featuring an ornate interior, the museum is replete with memorabilia and other informative objects. It is one of the most prominent attractions on the peninsula.
Cape Cod Melody Tent has been hosting musical events and concerts since 50 years. Profit is not the main motive of this organization and it supports Educational institutes throughout Cape Cod. Over the years, Broadway stars like Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Angela Lansbury, Bob Hope, Helen O'Connell, Robert Merrill, Zero Mostel, Kitty Carlisle, Ann Miller, Jane Powell, Victor Borge, Debbie Reynolds and Benny Goodman have given their best performances here!
Hyannis Village Green is a venue which boasts of many musical and cultural events. Many event organizers in the village of Hyannis host their outdoor entertainment shows here. This place is well accessible as is located on the Main Street. So, look forward for excitement and fun at the Hyannis Village Green. For further details contact the 'Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District' which takes care of the activities in this area.
These former Plantations are a complex of museums devoted to early American life. The art museum contains antique toys and the largest collection of Currier and Ives lithographs in the country. A 1912 carousel is a favorite with children. A replica of a Shaker roundhouse contains antique cars. Antique firearms and uniforms are on display in the Military Museum. Charles Dexter, the original owner, spent years here planting and perfecting varieties of rhododendrons. Please note the museum and gardens are open seasonally.
Although referred to as a bike trail, this paved path also welcomes walking, running, horseback riding and rollerblading. Built on an old railway bed, the scenic 25-mile (40-kilometer) trail takes you from Yarmouth to Dennis to Wellfleet via cranberry bogs, lakes and towns. Nickerson State Park, off Route 6A in Brewster, maintains the trail and is at the halfway point.
United States Customshouse, also known as the Donald G. Trayser Memorial Museum and the Coast Guard Museum is a heritage museum housed within a historic building that was built in 1855 by renowned 19th-century architect Ammi Burnham Young. The structure functioned as a customs duty house and a post office till 1958, by which it had been converted into a museum. Guided tours of the entire building are permitted.
Built during the 16th century, Old Jail in Barnstable is the oldest jail in Massachusetts. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, this famous landmark is also known to be a haunted house that conducts several ghost tours throughout the year. An interesting landmark where in you can see the prisoners names engraved on the walls, age old doors with locks, charred wood and other interesting exhibits and elements. Entry to this spot is free. However, donations are accepted.
The Village of Barnstable has long been the administrative seat of Cape Cod. One of the seven villages of the Town of Barnstable, the village lies along the north shore of the cape with a bustling core that boasts a variety of historic attractions, specialty shops and quaint B&Bs. At the top of the list of attractions is the stately County Courthouse, followed closely by the 17th-century Sturgis Library. If you're in the market for a good laugh, head to the Barnstable Comedy Club. Other popular activities include waterside dining at the Mattakeese Wharf and whale watching tours aboard the Hyannis Whale Watcher. There are several small beaches, as well, just waiting to be explored.
Cape Cod potato chips are are a favorite around the US, and the unique kettle-cooking method is what makes these famous chips so popular. You can watch the whole process, from peeling to cooking to bagging, at the factory's free, self-guided tour. In fact, they will pay you—you get a free bag of chips at the end of the tour. The Cape Cod Chips gift shop offers a great selection of chips, pretzels, and novelties such as shirts, caps and collectibles.