While our bed and breakfast in Cape Cod, MA is located in the bustling town of Hyannis and provides guests with plenty to do and see, there are also many interesting attractions throughout Cape Cod. If you are interested in heading out and enjoying a few fun day trips during your stay, here are a few of our top recommendations. We have maps and detailed handouts of recommended things to do and see and places where you can get the best lunches.
1. Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard
One of the best reasons to book a stay at our bed and breakfast in Cape Cod is that we are centrally located on the Cape. Hyannis is about midway between Sandwich and Chatham and another 25 miles out to Provincetown. We also boast a large natural harbor, where ferries take you (and your dog if you have one) over to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Both islands offer myriad charms, and a trip to either would be an excellent day trip.
Nantucket – The voyage from Hyannis to Nantucket takes about an hour (via high speed ferry) and once you arrive, there’s plenty to see and do. There are walking and bike paths to enjoy or you could spend the day exploring the historic downtown area of Nantucket, which includes the popular Whaling Museum as well as plenty of cafes and shops. You just need your feet as so much is in a compact Downtown. There is shuttle service on the island that can take you to beaches or perhaps over to Siasconset, which is a charming little village filled with picturesque cottages that’s definitely worth a look. We have maps and our things to see sheet and we have the cell phone numbers of a couple of gals who have vans and take you on 2 hour tours much better than the big old tour busses.
Martha’s Vineyard – This island, about twice the size of Nantucket, also is an excellent day trip. It takes about an hour to reach the island by ferry from Hyannis or we recommend the Island Queen boat out of Falmouth which is only $20 round trip as opposed to $70 and only ½ hour. Either drops you off in the village of Oak Bluffs. You can explore Oak Bluffs and then take the shuttle over to Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. In Oak Bluffs, be sure to explore the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, a collection of quaint gingerbread cottages that is nothing short of enchanting. The island also offers lighthouses, museums, stunning beach views and plenty of shops and restaurants. Again we have maps and our what to do and see sheets and be absolutely sure to spend most of your time in Edgartown.
2. The Outer Cape and Provincetown
Located at the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is definitely worth a trip. This funky little town offers something for everyone. We again have our handouts and maps and start you off where Routes 6 & 6A blend into a normal road and you run along the National seashore which has great beaches all the way out to Race Point in Provincetown and is dog friendly. About half way there, you go through Wellfleet. It’s a great little artsy town on the bay side.
Once you get to Provincetown you’ll enjoy a journey along Commercial Street. As the name suggests, this street is lined with a myriad of shops and restaurants. Shops include everything from antique shops, gift shops, clothing boutiques, arts & crafts and much more. Right in the center of town is where you can get on a whale watching boat and spend 3 hours watching them swim and play.
3. Chatham & the Mid-Cape
We, of course, have our info sheet and several maps guiding you all around the Mid-Cape which is the pretty part of the Cape. You start in Osterville and then up to Route 6-A which is the prettiest local road and all the way out to Chatham and Orleans. There is so much to do and see you may end up for diner in Chatham and only be a half hour back to the Inn.
If you are planning an upcoming vacation, consider booking a stay at our historic bed and breakfast in Cape Cod. We are the only bed & breakfast in Hyannis Port, and our inn is centrally located, making it easy to access all of the activities throughout Cape Cod. Additionally, we are family-friendly and dog-friendly, so feel free to bring along your kids, furry or non-furry alike.