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Cape Cod Summer Bucket List

Cape Cod Summer 2024 is officially here! We've created a bucket list of the top things to do on Cape this season. Let us know how many you check off this summer!

Bucket List:

  • Catch a Cape Cod sunset - some of our favorite spots are Race Point (Provincetown), Old Silver Beach (North Falmouth), Chapin Beach (Dennis), and Paine's Creek (Brewster). Read our full Sunset Guide list for more info. If you're a morning person, make sure you check out our Sunrise Guide too!


Photo by @capeology

      Photo by @amyateit

      • Catch a Cape Cod Baseball League Game - watch a summer collegiate baseball game in one of the towns on Cape! 

      Cape Cod Baseball League

      Photo by @thetravelingdeweys

      • Jump off Jaws Bridge - do the thrilling Jaws Bridge Jump for your summer rite of passage. The bridge is famous for being in the movie Jaws filmed on Martha's Vineyard.

      Jaws Bridge

      Photo by @jon_stockstill

      Arnold's Restaurant

      Photo by @akichan43

      • Try the lobster ice cream at Ben & Bill's - located at 209 Main Street, Falmouth, taste the lobster ice cream if you're brave enough!

      Ben and Bills

      Photo by @the_chefswife

      • Visit one of the islands - take a ferry and visit Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. Makes for a great day trip! PS don't forget to read our Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Guides before you go.


      Photo by @nantucketmagic

      • Dinner on the beach - some of your favorite spots are Nauset Beach (Orleans), Race Point Beach (Provincetown), and Gray's Beach (Yarmouth Port). 


      Photo by @shanemacneill_

      • Grab a drink on Pelham's Rooftop - Pelham is the only rooftop experience on Cape Cod! Enjoy a drink and an app while enjoying the views with friends and family this summer. 

      Photo by @pelhamhospitality

      • Visit the Cape Cod Potato Chips lighthouse - yes, the lighthouse on the bag is real! Visit and take a picture in front of Nauset Lighthouse located in Eastham. Want to visit other lighthouses? Check out our Lighthouse Guide for more info.

      Cape Cod Potato Chips

      Photo by @capecodchips

      • Walk Sandwich Boardwalk (Sandwich) - Sandwich Boardwalk is officially open again and better than ever! Walk the scenic path to the beach for a beautiful sunset. 

      Photo by @james.penswick

      • Go mini-golfing - some of our favorites are Pirate's Cove (South Yarmouth), Cataumet Light (Cataumet), and Skull Island (Yarmouth)! Looking for some more family-friendly activities? Check out our Best Family-Friendly Spots Guide! 

      Pirate's Cove

      Photo by @catherinewanders

      • Try a new local coffee shop - grab a cup of coffee from a coffee shop on Cape Cod! Check out our Coffee Guide for some of our favorite spots! 

      Photo by @chase_willman

      • Take a scenic drive on 6A - take the 62-mile scenic route of Cape Cod starting in Bourne and ending in Provincetown. 


      Photo by @capeology

      • Try a vineyard or brewery - some of our favorite spots are Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod (Truro), Cape Cod Winery (East Falmouth), Cape Cod Beer (Hyannis), and Barnstable Brewing (Hyannis). Check out our "Brewery Guide" before you go! 

      Cape Cod Winery

      Photo by @capecodwinery

      • Shop on Main Street - stroll up and down Main Street in every town on the Cape and the Islands.

      Main Street Falmouth

      Photo by @capeology

      • Catch some live music - grab dinner and a drink from one of your favorite local restaurants and enjoy the live music!  

      Wellfleet Beachcomber

      Photo by @ccorvino19

      • Shop our jewelry line in person! Located in stores in Falmouth, Hyannis, Yarmouth Port, Dennis, Harwich Port, Brewster, Cotuit, East Sandwich, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, and Nantucket! Link to see all of the stores in detail with their full addresses can be found here.

      Photo by @capeology

      The Beach Comber

      Photo by @thecomah

      Backdoor Donuts

      Photo by @backdoordonuts

      Pizza Barbone

      Photo by @pizzabarbone

      Hydrangea Driveway

      Photo by @greyladygirl

      Chatham Candy Manor

      Photo by @chathamcandymanor

      Photo by @bigcitynoms

      Photo by @milk_maplephotography

      • Take an outdoor shower - nothing like a refreshing shower after a long day at the beach! Handcrafted on Cape Cod, Cape Cod Shower Kits has the best outdoor showers on the Cape. 

      Cape Cod Shower

      Photo by @capecodshowerkits

      • Sponsor: The Cape Cod Towel Company offers the ultimate beach towel for Cape Cod Summer! They're quick-dry, sand-free, Cape Cod chic. Sustainably sourced, each purchase supports local marine conservation efforts. Perfect for a mainland beach day or a quick island getaway! Use code CAPEOLOGY for 15% off your entire order. Offer expires 6/30!

      Still need a place to stay this summer? Check out our friends over at Seatucket Cottage in East Falmouth! Their newly renovated 3-bedroom home sleeps up to 6 people and even includes water access to Green Pond (0.1 mile from the property) for paddleboarding and kayaking. Amenities include: AC, outdoor shower, fire pit, corn hole, BBQ grill, and more. They still have a few dates available: two days in June, one Friday night in July, one week in August (August 17 - 24), and only one weekend left in September!

      Seatucket Cottage


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