5 Must-See Cape Cod Attractions

A Relaxing Cap Cod Vacation

A Relaxing Cap Cod Vacation

Cape Cod Things To Do

There is no shortage of things to do on Cape Cod. From golf to fishing to water sports, with the wide variety of activities available to fun seekers, it is no wonder that Cape Cod is one of the premier vacation destinations in the United States.

But the list of Cape Cod attractions doesn’t stop there.

As well as all the stuff there is to do on Cape Cod, there is also a lot to see. Cape Cod is not only an excellent destination for anyone looking to occupy themselves with a host of activities, it is also boasts some of the best tourist attractions in the United States.

So, when you get a little worn out from those 36 holes you played, or all that body surfing, or reeling in the big one, here are seven great tourist attractions to fill your quieter time with just as much fun and excitement as is offered by the more strenuous activities.

  1. Cape Cod National Seashore – Though there is plenty of activity to be found on Cape Cod beaches you don’t need to spend all your time boogie boarding to have a great day at the beach. Cape Cod National Seashore is made up of over 43,000 acres of shoreline. Within the Seashore boundaries one can find numerous historic structures to enjoy, like light houses and Cape Cod style homes, as well as nature trails, picnic areas and a number of picturesque scenic overlooks.
  2. Cape Cod Central Railroad – What’s more fun and relaxing than hopping on a train for a scenic trip along the Cape’s coast past cranberry bogs, freshwater ponds, old railroad stations and even a prison? You could always throw in some wonderful food and great wine. Whether you take a dinner trip or just a site seeing tour, you can bet you’ll have a blast aboard a train departing from Cape Cod Central Railroad.
  3. Thornton W. Burgess Museum – Remember those stories of Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox and Sammy Jay we all loved so much as kids? Well, we owe those great memories to Thornton W. Burgess, the creator of all those great stories that have taught generations of children about conservation and the natural world. Tour the Thornton W. Burgess Museum in the Deacon Eldred House to see many artifacts from this renowned author’s life.
  4. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary – Wellfleet Bay is an 1,100 acre wildlife sanctuary that consists of a nature center, scenic trails and a beautiful butterfly and hummingbird garden. The varied landscape of salt marsh, pine forest, beach front, freshwater pond, and heathland attract many different types of wildlife. In all there are five miles of trails winding through the diverse habitats that provide refuge for several varieties of song and shore birds.
  5. Cahoon Museum of American Art – Housed in a colonial building constructed in 1775, the Cahoon Museum of American Art is a stately showplace for an impressive collection of 19th, 20th and 21st century American art. Featuring works from artists such as Williams Bradford, John Francis Murphy, Ralph Blakelock and John Joseph Enneking, as well as the folk paintings of Cape Cod’s own Ralph and Martha Cahoon, the Cahoon Museum enjoys a lofty reputation as one of America’s treasure house museums of American art.

Along with these seven tourist attractions there are literally dozens more that will guarantee you will be able to find something that interests you, no matter your taste, in the various communities of Cape Cod.

Check out the affordable Cape Cod Hotel Packages and come see for yourself what the area has to offer!


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