Cape Cod Vacation – My Picks

There are so many places to go and so many things to do in Cape Cod.

To help you plan your trip, here are my picks that I think would make a good Cape Cod experience……

If going with kids, these places are free to go…

Hope you would enjoy Cape Cod as much as we do 🙂



Cape Cod Vacation – Chatham, Eastham, Wellfleet, Provincetown

Cape Cod vacation continues…



Chatham is one of the wealthiest towns in Cape Cod. It is also the best place to see seals in the Cape.


After seals watching, you can drive to Chatham Lighthouse Beach. It has a nice view there with the lighthouse in the back.




2 of the 6 Cape Cod National Seashore beaches are in Eastham.

  • Coast Guard Beach
  • Nauset Light Beach

August 25 is the National Park Birthday, so the entrance fee is waived on that day


First we drove to the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center in Wellfleet. Then we planned to check out Coast Guard Beach. Unfortunately, the parking lot was FULL. So we drove down to Nauset Light Beach. From there, you can see the Nauset Lighthouse, which is also the logo of Cape Cod Potato Chips!



  • Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar

This is a super popular seafood place. If you are in the area, you should check out this place.





  • Wellfleet Drive-in Theater

It is just fun to be in a drive-in theater. It is old school, but a great experience! You pay one price for 2 movies too! Be sure to check their movie schedules on their website. It is not the same every day.


Got some seafood for dinner from Arnold’s


  • Laura & Tony’s Kitchen

This is not an ordinary breakfast buffet place. Food is made fresh and prepared in small batches. I wanted to try this place but then we did not end up staying overnight to have a breakfast on that trip.




Provincetown is also called Ptown, which is an hour drive from Hyannis. It is a popular gay & lesbian tourist destination 🙂 Everyone is so friendly and cheerful there. I really like the environment in this town. It is probably the second busiest town in Cape Cod after Hyannis. You can also take the ferry from Boston to Ptown.



Cape Cod National Seashore beaches

  • Herring Cove Beach
  • Race Point Beach

To me, they are very typical Cape Cod beaches…. but I wouldn’t go all the way to Ptown to go to these beaches ^^” My favorite is still Old Silver Beach in Falmouth