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Cape Cod Activities

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It's officially second summer on the Cape and Islands! Enjoy autumn 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.

    2022 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 in the air. It's officially second summer on Cape Cod!

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  • Stroll along the beautiful cobblestone streets of Nantucket this September. Breathe in the sweet scents of early fall and embrace the spirit of the new season by attending the following festive events!

    September 2022 Events on Nantucket

    Leaves are turning from bright green to burnt orange, the sun has assumed a more soft glow, and the air's crisp chill has you wanting to curl up in a light flannel. Celebrate the season of autumn with Nantucket's September events!

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  • Autumn is in the air, and Martha's Vineyard is celebrating the arrival of the leaves changing color with an exciting array of events everyone will enjoy!

    September 2022 Events on Martha's Vineyard

    Celebrate the start of fall on Martha's Vineyard with events reminiscent of warm spiced cider and strolling through the apple orchard.

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  • The beginning of fall on Cape Cod, also known as

    September 2022 Events on Cape Cod

    Second summer is here! The beginning of fall brings with it a cool breeze, the soft glow of new-season sunshine, and a long list of exciting events for you to choose from!

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  • Sit back, relax, and drift away to the tune of talented musicians at these beloved beach bars, breweries, and restaurants!

    Live Music Venues on the Cape and Islands

    There's something special about listening to the enchanting lull of live music on the Cape and Islands, and we've got plenty of venues for you to check out next time you're in the area!

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  • Our favorite season isn't over yet! There are still plenty of festivals, fairs, and 5k's to enjoy! Soak up the rest of the summer sunshine and enjoy beautiful August on Martha's Vineyard.

    August 2022 Events on Martha's Vineyard

    Soak up the rest of that summer sunshine and celebrate the end of another beautiful season on Martha's Vineyard!

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  • The end of summer may be approaching, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop here! Check out all the awesome events happening on Nantucket this month for the perfect way to end your summer.

    August 2022 Events on Nantucket

    Celebrate the last month of summer with a wide variety of events happening on the island of Nantucket!

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  • Festivals, street fairs, live music, and so much more! August on Cape Cod is jam packed with fun things to do, so be sure to schedule some time aside for the highly anticipated events listed below!

    Things to do on Cape Cod: August 2022 Events

    August on Cape Cod is when the excitement really picks up! With so many fun events to choose from, your vacation is guaranteed to be a great time for everyone involved!

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  • It's time to learn more about the world famous oysters and crispy, crunchy clam strips you're eating at your favorite Cape and Islands restaurants!

    Shellfishing on the Cape & Islands: The Basics of Clamming

    The shellfishing industry is integral to the Cape and Islands success, so make sure you're well-versed in the basics when it comes to Clamming on Cape Cod!

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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 head to the island of Martha’s Vineyard!

    What to do in a week on Martha’s Vineyard

    Headed to the Vineyard for a week? Here are some highlights not to miss!

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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 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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  • Summer is officially here and it's time to celebrate! If you're going to be on Nantucket this July, be sure to attend the following festivities that'll have you feeling in the summer spirit all month long.

    July 2022 Events on Nantucket

    It's officially summer on Nantucket! Celebrate the sweet sunshine and warm weather by attending all the fun events happening this month.

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  • Enjoying June's warmer weather on Cape Cod?! Check out these exciting events to get you in the summer spirit!

    June Events on Cape Cod

    Celebrate the start of summer with fun events and activities for individuals of all ages!

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  • We can't think of a better place to spend July than on Cape Cod, and these fun summer events and activities are what make the days extra special!

    July 2022 Events on Cape Cod

    July on Cape Cod is what we wait for all winter; summer is officially here! Sit back and relax in the sun or wade in the waves before checking out all the fun events happening this month.

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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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  • Summer 2022 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 2022

    There's nothing quite like summer on the Cape and Islands, and the 2022 season will be no exception (especially if you choose to spend it with WeNeedaVacation)!

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  • Looking for ways to enjoy the Cape & Islands? Here’s a list of fun events!

    All About It: Weekly Update

    Here are some great ways to spend your time on the Cape & Islands the next couple days!

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  • Find fantastic local goods at Cape & Islands farmers markets! From fresh produce to homemade soaps and cheeses, there's nothing better than shopping the farmers market!

    Summer Farmers Markets

    There's nothing better than fresh produce, local meats and cheeses and homemade goods. The Cape Islands local farmers markets offer all of these and more!

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  • Planning on coming to the Cape and Islands in May? Check out these fun events that will help kickstart your summer!

    May Events on the Cape and Islands

    Looking for fun activities to do on the Cape and Islands in May? We've got you covered with plenty of exciting events!

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