The quaint towns that make up Cape Cod are a delightful slice of life the way it was and the way it should be. The summer season is when our region comes to life and opens its doors to tourists. Cape Cod is known for beautiful beaches and picturesque lighthouses, but we are so much more than that! Bring the whole family along and discover everything Cape Cod has to offer! Below are our top 5 things to do with kids on Cape Cod.
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory
Did you know that the potato chip is believed to have been invented in New England? The Cape Cod Potato Chip company continues this northeastern tradition of delicious potato chips, and their doors are open visitors! Tour the factory to learn how potato chips are made, and best of all, sample chips along the way. The factory also has a gift shop for you to take home a tasty souvenir. The whole family will enjoy this delightful tour!
Cape Cod Baseball League
Spend the afternoon at the ballpark and cheer on the home team at a game with the Cape Cod Baseball League! This is a wonderful way to spend a summer day with the whole family. This league of college players is known to be home to future Major League Baseball stars, so scout out the team and be sure to ask for autographs. Best of all, admission to all of the games is free!
Pirate Adventure Cruise
Is your family feeling adventurous? Set sail on the fun and kid-friendly Pirate Adventure Cruise! The ship, Sea Gypsy, sails through Hyannis Harbor for an hour of pirate-themed entertainment. Hunt for treasure, play pirate, and get your face painted during this swashbuckling cruise.
Wellfleet Drive-in Theater
This old fashioned drive-in movie theater is a relic of a simpler time. Built in the 1950’s, this outdoor experience offers you a chance to enjoy movies projected onto a 100-foot by 44-foot screen under the stars. Tune into the FM radio station in your car to listen to the audio! If the kids get bored between the double feature, they can play at the nearby playground or peruse the snack bar. The Wellfleet Drive-in is a fun twist on a normal family movie night that your kids are sure to love!
You can’t visit Cape Cod without heading to the beach at least once, and with the whole family in tow, Ridgevale Beach is one of the best of the bunch! This sandy Chatham beach offers gorgeous views of Nantucket Sound and water that is safe for kids to play, without rough surf or undertow. You can also head to the snack shack here for some mid-day refreshments! This beach is a popular spot, so get here early to have a great time!
Between the beautiful shores, rich history, and fun activities, Cape Cod is a wonderful place to make some family memories!