Things to do in Cape Cod
Ideal for a family vacation, weekend escape, or a midweek getaway, the Cape is a perfect fit for those who love the great outdoors or those who find comfort in quiet surroundings. Cape Cod is known for its history, natural beauty, working windmills, kettle ponds and hiking trails and provides a paradise for golfers, naturalists and birdwatchers. We have put together a list of things to do in Cape Cod during your stay at Four Points. We hope you enjoy your time here just as much as we do!
If you're planning a day trip to P-Town, which is located at the tip of the Cape, view our list of things to do in Provincetown for some inspiration.
- Cape Cod Rail Trail - A 22-mile paved path great for walking, biking, and running. The trail passes through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, and Wellfleet and connects to several other bike trails. Along the trail are many restaurants, ice cream shops, bike rental shops, and public restrooms.
- Rock Harbor Beach - Catch a glimpse of one of the best sunsets on Cape Cod, and one of the few western facing beaches. This beach unique scenery with pine trees lining the harbor. A must see!
- Sandy Neck Beach - Located in West Barnstable, is part of the 4,000 acre Great Salt Marsh, which is a haven for local birds and wildlife. It is one of the Cape's most scenic beaches, with sand dunes making up much of the beach, and the Great Salt Marsh just in the distance.
- Cape Cod National Seashore Park - 43,604 acres of shoreline and upland landscape, lighthouses, historic structures, swimming beaches, nature trails and picnic areas.
- Lighthouses - Cape Cod is filled with lighthouses along the shorelines. Lighthouses represent security to those on the water and bring travelers home safely. Popular lighthouses to visit include Nauset, Three Sisters, Chatham Light, Highland Light, and more.
- John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum - The JFK Museum consists of a collection of photographs relating to the Kennedys and the times they spent vacationing in Hyannis Port.
- Eastham Painters Guild at Schoolhouse Museum - Enjoy fine art paintings by local artists at Cape Cod's largest outdoor fine arts gallery.
- Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum - Celebrate our country's history by visiting the Pilgrim Monument, which symbolizes the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown Harbor. Visitors can climb to the top of this all-granite structure that recently completed an interior renovation. After visiting the monument, be sure to check out Provincetown Museum for a deeper look into Provincetown history.
- Wellfleet Drive-In Theater - The Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre is open from late May through the weekend beyond Labor Day. It hosts a 100'x44' screen, state-of-the-art FM stereo sound system, and includes a playground and a snack bar for full family enjoyment!
- The Captains Golf Course - Play 18 holes at this premier golf facility, with two separate courses to choose from.
- Wellfleet Flea Market - The Wellfleet Flea Market is Cape Cod's biggest and best flea market! It showcases up to 200 vendors. Visit and shope for new items, Cape Cod memorabilia, antiques, collectables, and more.