Things to Do in Hyannis, Massachusetts
Hyannis and Cape Cod are chock full of fun things to do. With a
wide range of great attractions, Hyannis is a vacation paradise
that is perfect for romantic getaways and fun family vacations.
Get out and enjoy everything Hyannis and Cape Cod have to offer,
from museums and lighthouses to golf courses, shopping, whale watching,
parks, and so much more.
Or you can always relax and enjoy our spa
Hyannis and Cape Cod, MA Attractions
Cape Cod Baseball League & Hall of Fame.
The Cape Cod Baseball League is a collegiate summer league that
attracts ballplayers from the country’s best college baseball
programs, including many current MLB players who got their start
playing in the league. www.capecodbaseball.org
Cape Cod Melody Tent.
The Cape Cod Melody Tent has been presenting world-class entertainment
in Hyannis for more than 50 years. The Melody Tent offers music
lovers a relaxed ambiance and world-class performances from top
names like Tony Bennett, B.B. King, Alison Krauss, the Boston Pops,
and many more. www.melodytent.com
First inhabited by Europeans in 1659, Nantucket Island was originally
a fishing retreat for the Wampanoag Indians. Nantucket was considered
the whaling capital of the world from the mid-1700’s to the
late 1830’s, but began to decline in 1838 with the introduction
of petroleum. Today the island is a popular vacation destination,
offering visitors a wide array of attractions and outdoor recreation.
From Kalmus Park Beach and Sea Street Beach to Veterans Beach and
Sandy Neck Beach, Hyannis offers beachcombers, sunbathers, widsurfers,
swimmers, and nature lovers a wide range of beaches to choose from.
Hy-Line Cruises offers Cape Cod Canal tours, Hyannisport Harbor
cruises, deep-sea fishing tours, and trips to Martha’s Vineyard
and Nantucket Island on comfortable, modern boats. www.hy-linecruises.com
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch.
Enjoy the beauty of Cape Cod Bay and see majestic humpback, finback,
right, and minke whales on an exciting three-hour cruise. Onboard
naturalists offer tons of interesting information about whales,
dolphins, birds and other wildlife. The boat also has a snack bar
that offers breakfast and lunch, plus cocktails, beer, and more.
Cahoon Museum of American Art.
Housed in a beautiful 1775 colonial home, the Cahoon Museum showcases
folk paintings by both Ralph and Martha Cahoon, as well as American
art from the 19th through the 21stcentury, including pieces by notable
artists like Matthew Prior, Levi Wells Prentice, James Buttersworth,
David Ericson, and Mabel May Woodward. www.cahoonmuseum.org
Heritage Museum & Gardens.
Noted for its stunning rhododendrons, the Heritage Museums &
Gardens features interesting history, industry and art exhibits
that celebrate America, beautifully landscaped gardens, walking
paths, an antique car collection, a hand-carved carousel and more.
Open daily, 10am-5pm. www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org
This unique living museum is set on the original landing site of
the Mayflower and features a Wampanoag village, a Colonial English
community, interactive exhibits, live interpreters, and historic
reenactments that serve to educate visitors on the history and story
of the pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them survive
in the New World. www.plimoth.org [Top]
Hyannis Harbor is a busy port of call as the main point of entry
and exit for ferry service to Nantucket Island, as well as a variety
of harbor cruises, whale watching tours, and pleasure sailing vessels.
Hyannis Golf Club.
Hyannis Golf Course is an 18-hole public course that features a
55-station practice range, two practice greens, golf lessons, junior
golf clinics, a pro shop, and a restaurant overlooking the course.
Hiking, Biking & Walking Trails.
Hyannis and Barnstable areas offer a wide range of hiking, biking
and walking trails for nature lovers and outdoor recreation enthusiasts
to enjoy. From parks and beaches to wildlife trails and nature preserves,
visitors can get out and enjoy nature’s beauty in a variety
of ways. www.hyannis.com/cape-cod-golf-courses-baseball-beaches-boating-sports-recreation.asp
JFK Hyannis Museum.
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum features a multimedia exhibit
that highlights JFK’s life on Cape Cod with his family and
friends. The exhibit includes more than 80 photographs of the President,
an educational movie, and personal items. www.jfkhyannismuseum.org
Cape Cod Central Railroad.
Take a trip back through time on this historical railroad and enjoy
a brief history of the railroads of Cape Cod. The three-hour Dinner
Train offers a taste of the romantic past with a five-course, gourmet
meal. The whole family will enjoy the Fun Train that features a
two-hour journey with plenty of good clean railroading fun. www.capetrain.com
Cape Cod Children’s Museum.
The Cape Cod Children’s Museum offers a place for families
to play together with fun hands-on exhibits. Visitors are encouraged
to explore, touch and discover the permanent and changing exhibits
that range from a shadow room, and climb-aboard train to a saltwater
aquarium and play theatre. www.capecodchildrensmuseum.org [Top]