Cape Cod / Islands Attractions & Sightseeing
Cape Cod Choo Choo
Watch the bogs go by aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad. Elegant dinner, family supper and gourmet luncheon trains, too.
Cape Cod Seal Tours with Chatham Water Tours
Cape Cod seal tours are one of the best family adventures on Cape Cod. Kids of all ages will enjoy a boat ride to Monomoy Island to see the Cape's colony of 1,200 gray seals. Chatham Water Tours offers four seal tours daily. Here is what you need to know to book a seal tour during your visit to Cape Cod, along with a virtual photo tour to give...
Do the Dunes!
From your About Guide, you haven't seen Cape Cod until you've toured the dunes. Come along on a virtual photo tour and learn how you can experience the dunes for yourself with Art's Dune Tours.
From your About Guide, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Nantucket one of the 11 most endangered historic sites in the nation.
Nantucket in the Spring
Enjoy these pictures of the Massachusetts island of Nantucket as daffodils and flowering trees add color to classic scenes of landmark attractions, beaches, the harbor, cranberry bogs, cobblestone streets, more. As these photos show, May is a lovely time to visit Nantucket before summer crowds arrive.
The Pilgrim Monument
The Pilgrim Monument is located in Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod, not in Plymouth as you might have guessed. That is because the Pilgrims landed first at Cape Cod before settling permanently in Plymouth. Climb the Pilgrim Monument, America's tallest granite structure, for spectacular Cape Cod views.
Where do Potato Chips Come From?
See where some of the best potato chips are made when you visit the Cape Cod Potato Chip Company in Hyannis for a free factory tour and a free sample.
Martha's Vineyard Guide
A Martha's Vineyard overview and guide including getting there, where to stay, dining and what to do.
Cape Cod Canal Cruises
Hy-Line Cruises offers two- or three-hour sightseeing trips on the Cape Cod Canal, departing from Onset.
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens is the Cape's most diverse attraction, offering spectacular gardens, an automobile museum, an art museum and a museum of American history that specializes in military miniatures and antique firearms. Many special events are scheduled throughout the season.
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
Search for whales aboard a high-speed vessel departing from Barnstable Harbor daily in season. Summer sunset whale watches are available, too.
Hyannisport Harbor Cruises
See scenic islands and palatial summer homes, including the Kennedy Compound, on this one-hour sightseeing cruise offered by Hy-Line Cruises.
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
Cape Cod was the Kennedy family's place to escape. Learn about JFK's connection to Cape Cod at this museum, which features more than 80 photographs, a video presentation and other exhibits.
Portuguese Princess Whalewatch
This Provincetown whale watch outfit, which has merged with Dolphin Fleet, guarantees whale sightings--you're likely to see humpback whales, minke whales and/or fin whales on your boat trip out to their feeding grounds.
Sandwich Glass Museum
This Cape Cod museum, located in Sandwich, showcases more than 5,000 pieces of glass produced during the 19th century by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company. The museum has been open since 1907, and visitors today will also see glassmaking demonstrations and learn about the lives of glass factory workers.
What To Do On Cape Cod
Chamber of Commerce guide to sights and sounds of Cape Cod.
The Zooquarium in West Yarmouth bills itself as "The Wildest Place on Cape Cod." You'll see dozens of species common to the woods, farms and waters of Cape Cod. There are also interactive exhibits for kids, including a petting zoo.
Cape Cod Travel Guide
More resources for planning your trip to Cape Cod and the Islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard including things to do, where to stay, lighthouses, dining, much more.