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Cape Cod Summer Bucket List

Cape Cod summer is 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


    Sundae School

    Photo by @katdenz

    • 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_

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Have a picnic on the beach - Little Palm Picnics and Events LLC is a luxury company that services Eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. Their beautiful picnics provide a unique and fun experience for everybody! From pillows to plates, they can help make your next event one you will never forget!

    Little Palm Picnics

    Photo by @littlepalmpicnic

    • 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 Cape. 

    Cape Cod Shower

    Photo by @capecodshowerkits

    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, fire pit, corn hole, BBQ grill, and more. They still have a few dates available in June, July, and August!

    Seatucket Cottage



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