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Cape Cod Activities

Explore beyond the beaches and find things to do with kids, toddlers or just the adults

  • The lure of vacationing on Cape Cod in the summer

    The Lure of Cape Cod

    It's difficult to define what it is about Cape Cod that has continued to draw so many of us back to experience it again and again each summer. Perhaps it's the irresistible combination of its unique natural beauty - miles of beautiful, white-sand beaches and dunes and lush, fascinating marshes teeming with wildlife - its charming history dating back to the 17th century, and its abundance of family-oriented activities.

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  • Don't miss these sites when visiting the charming downtown area of Nantucket!

    Nantucket Sites to See

    In addition to the natural beauty of Nantucket's beaches, moors and coastline, the Island's rich history is so attractively and meticulously well-preserved. Right off the ferry, one is struck by the charm of the cobblestone streets and beautifully-maintained brick homes of Nantucket Town. And although special places like Siasconset (more familiarly known as 'sconset) or a sunset in Madaket also shouldn't be missed, there are three terrific sights to enjoy right in Town

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  • The 2023 Cape Cod Baseball League is prepared to return for yet another summer! Come experience a step back in time and enjoy America's favorite pastime.

    Cape Cod Baseball League 2024

    Talk about a throwback...the Cape Cod Baseball League provides a rare opportunity to step back in time to experience America’s favorite pastime.

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  • Don't miss these spots when you head for a day on the island of Martha’s Vineyard!

    What to do in a day on Martha’s Vineyard

    Only have a day to spend on the Vineyard? Here’s what we recommend you do!

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  • Don't miss these spots when you spend a day on Nantucket!

    What to do in a day on Nantucket

    Only have a day to spend on Nantucket? Here are some spots to visit!

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  • Don't miss these spots when you spend a day in Provincetown!

    What to do in a day in Provincetown

    Only have a day to spend on the outer Cape? Here’s what we recommend you do!

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  • The Cape and Islands lighthouses are many things. Points of reference for lost travelers, pillars of safety for fishermen out at sea, landmarks that signify your arrival to your destination. No matter what these structures mean to you, their significance is undeniable. Let's take a closer look at the 22 lighthouses on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket.

    Cape Cod Lighthouses

    Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard are home to 22 majestic lighthouses, one of the highest concentrations of lighthouses anywhere.

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  • There are fun things to do on Cape Cod no matter what the season! Here are some great ways to enjoy the area during the winter!

    Fun Things to Do on Cape Cod in the Winter

    It's quieter on Cape Cod in the winter, but there are still plenty of fun things to do!

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  • The shoulder season on Cape Cod is an extraordinary time to appreciate the natural beauty and allure of Cape Cod's enchanting landscape.

    Enjoying the Off Season on Cape Cod

    Beaches are bare with no evidence of past summer shenanigans, walking trails are no longer filled with footprints, and the wildlife has finally started to emerge from their secluded summer hideaways. Welcome to Cape Cod during the off-season.

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  • It's officially second summer on the Cape and Islands! Enjoy magical nights beneath the bright starry sky. Sip on a warm cup of cider while strolling Main Street. Sit back in the soft sand of your favorite beach and embrace the slowing down of the days.

    Second Summer on Cape Cod

    The crowds have slowly started to dissipate, our favorite beaches are now open to our furry friends, and the crisp scent of fall is looming offshore. It's officially second summer on Cape Cod!

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  • There's nothing quite like sitting by the beach with an array of ice cold Wellfleet oysters in front of you. Whether you're enjoying the shellfish raw with cocktail sauce and lemon or roasted over the fire dipped in butter, their superior taste is unmistakeable!

    All About the Wellfleet Oyster

    The Wellfleet oyster offers a taste of the sea like no other. Grown and harvested in a small coastal town, these New England delicacies have earned high praise from restaurants all over the country.

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  • Cape Cod has some of the best hiking trails in Massachusetts! You'll find gorgeous scenery, wildlife, and beach trails galore!

    Hiking Cape Cod

    Cape Cod has some amazing hiking spots that are perfect for hiking anytime of the year!

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  • It's the start of second summer on Cape Cod and we're getting in the spirit with these fun-filled events!

    September 2023 Events on Cape Cod

    The summer season might be winding down but there's still plenty of fun to be had on Cape Cod! Check out the events below that'll have you soaking up every last bit of summer.

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  • When so much of what makes Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard great are the multitude of outdoor activities, what can one do when it rains? The answer is plenty.

    Rainy Day Activities

    When so much of what makes Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard great are the multitude of outdoor activities, what are things to do when it rains? The answer is plenty.

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  • The Upper Cape is comprised of lovely boutique shops, peaceful and serene beaches, highly-praise seafood restaurants, and so much more. Explore all this region of Cape Cod has to offer!

    Exploring the Upper Cape

    Josie's Journey 3: Come along with me as I embark on an exciting adventure to explore the Upper Cape and all it has to offer!

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  • Locals giddy with hometown pride, dozens of vendors showcasing the best of their creativity, and fiercely strong shellfishermen shucking at the speed of light. We had such an incredible time at OysterFest, and we want to share some of our favorite moments of the event with you!

    WeNeedaVacation at Wellfleet OysterFest 2022

    OysterFest 2022 was one for the books, and WeNeedaVacation was honored to be the leading sponsor of this incredible hometown event! Cheers to sweet, succulent oysters, supporting small businesses, and endless smiles.

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  • Summer 2023 is finally here and we could not be more thrilled! We'll be celebrating the start of our favorite season with these festive events!

    July 2023 Events on Cape Cod

    It's officially summer on Cape Cod! What better way to celebrate our favorite season than with these awesome events?!

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  • It's July on the Vineyard and we're celebrating by attending these festive, fun-filled events!

    July 2023 Events on Martha's Vineyard

    It's officially summer on Martha's Vineyard! Kick off the busy season on the island with these amazing events!

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  • The summer season on Cape Cod is in full swing and so are the exciting events that come with it! Check out everything happening in August on Cape Cod below.

    August 2023 Events on Cape Cod

    The summer season on Cape Cod is in full swing and so are the exciting events that come with it! Check out everything happening in August on Cape Cod below.

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  • Watch in the span of just 6 hours, small waves that once lapped upon the shore at high tide recede an entire mile to “dead low tide,” leaving behind sandbars and tide pools teeming with sea life.

    The Flats of Cape Cod

    Have you enjoyed the flats of Cape Cod? For most of the Cape, when Cape Cod Bay recedes, the fun begins!

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  • Summer 2024 has arrived on the Cape and Islands! Here's to bonfires beneath the stars, drive-in movies, and watching the sunset with your toes in the sand head in the clouds.

    Your Cape Cod Guide to Summer 2024

    There's nothing quite like summer on the Cape and Islands, and the 2024 season will be no exception (especially if you choose to spend it with WeNeedaVacation)!

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  • An overview of kayaking the diverse bodies of water on Cape Cod and the Islands

    Kayaking

    If your idea of the perfect day on Cape Cod or the Islands includes calm and quiet, consider kayaking. Paddling around in a kayak is also the perfect way to see wildlife in their natural habitats.

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  • The summertime spirit is alive and well on Nantucket! Check out the signature events below that are guaranteed to get you excited for high season on the island!

    June 2023 Events on Nantucket

    Film, food, and the arts...What more could you possibly want? Summer is right around the corner and we'll be celebrating with these standout events on the island.

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  • Summer is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with these awesome events! Check out all the excitement happening on Martha's Vineyard in June.

    June 2023 Events on Martha's Vineyard

    The weather is warming up, our favorite restaurants are finally open, and sweet summertime is right around the corner! Check out these awesome events happening on Martha's Vineyard in June.

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  • The summer season is right around the corner and we're celebrating by attending these festive events! Get ready for warmer weather and heaps of excitement on Cape Cod!

    June 2023 Events on Cape Cod

    The unofficial start of summer is here! It's time to get in the summer spirit and attend these awesome events!

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