In a world that seems to be made for couples only, it’s refreshing to head off on a solo adventure every so often. Your schedule is your own, you can sleep as long or as little as you like, and you get to choose what food you want to eat at the time that suits you best! Breakfast for dinner? Lunch for breakfast? Middle of the night feast? This is your journey, your adventure, and you have to answer to no one but yourself! This guide to Cape Cod activities for the solo traveler will ensure that your expedition will be as perfect as you want it to be!
Just because you are alone doesn’t mean you won’t appreciate the beauty of a Cape Cod beach; the National Seashore offers miles to explore and photographic opportunities you won’t want to miss. A selfie by the Chatham Lighthouse, a shot of the sun setting over the sea at Crosby Landing Beach in Brewster, or maybe, just maybe, you keep the camera in your pocket and you simply enjoy the moment. Your thoughts and those views are the perfect companions to this perfect moment.
The Cape Playhouse in Dennis offers a chance to escape into the magic of theater world as well as to enjoy a peek at the architecture of the 19th century. The building was a Cape Cod meeting house in the 1800s! Today, the magic of music and laughter is brought to you by talented actors who make the stories they perform come alive and viewing one of the shows during your solo journey ensures you won’t miss a single word of dialogue, something that may not have happened if you were with someone else.
You don’t have to have a partner to enjoy the stunning beauty of a whale surfacing from beneath the sea. With a whoosh of air and a flip of a tale, these aquatic beasts somehow manage to look graceful in spite of their size, and when you book a whale watching cruise through Monomoy Island Excursions in Harwich Port, you’ll be sure to experience the best show of your lifetime.
If you still have questions about what a solo traveler can do while on Cape Cod, we have one very simple answer: A solo traveler can do whatever a couple or family would do, only he or she will be spending a lot less! Our New England Vacation Rentals guide to solo activities is just the start to all the fun you can have on Cape Cod! Contact us!
Thousands of vacationers are drawn to Cape Cod every year to relax on the sandy beaches, explore the historic towns, and mill about the charming harbors. Cape Cod family vacations are always exciting; even if you can only get away for a quick weekend trip, your time spent here is guaranteed to be well worth it. With some careful planning, first-time visitors to the Cape can make sure they get the most out of their trip, and not leave feeling like they missed out on anything. Below, you’ll gain a good sense of where to stay, where to eat, and what to include on your itinerary, so you don’t waste any precious time once you arrive.
You will have several lodging places to choose from at the Cape, but keep in mind that there are many benefits to staying in a vacation home rental instead of in the impersonal, tight quarters of a hotel room. New England Vacation Rentals offers a variety of homes to choose from, ensuring that all visitors will find something to suit their budget and location preference. Amenities include concierge services and maintenance requests, so that all you have to worry about is enjoying your time on Cape Cod. Whether you’re looking for a large property situated right on the water, perfect for a Cape Cod family vacation, or a cozy house positioned in the heart of one of the Cape’s villages, New England Vacation Rentals can accommodate.
The main things to think about when it comes to eating during your two-day stay on Cape Cod are where you’re going to have breakfast and where you’re going to get excellent seafood. Many places cater to both, so finding either shouldn’t be too terribly difficult. Of course, where you end up will all depend on which area of the peninsula you’re in, but a few places to start include Maison Villatte in Falmouth for breakfast, The Clam Shack for a tasty seafood lunch right on the dock, and Quahog Republic to mingle with the locals for a drink or two.
In Provincetown, try out Pop + Dutch for a delicious breakfast sandwich, The Canteen for a variety of seafood options, and Aqua Bar for a waterfront nightcap. If you’re in the lower Cape area around Chatham, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Monomoy Coffee for breakfast, Impudent Oyster for a seafood lunch or dinner, and Chatham Bars Inn for an after-dinner cocktail.
With only two days to pack in all that you want to see and do, it helps to have a clear plan outlined ahead of time. Begin your first day in Falmouth, check out Old Silver Beach, and stop to take pictures of the very New England-esque Nobska Point Lighthouse. Later in the afternoon, head to Hyannis to catch a glimpse of the Kennedy compound, and walk through the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum before signing up for a whale watching tour that leaves from Hyannis Harbor. You may find your second day best spent taking a ferry ride to Nantucket, where you can bike around and experience the National Historic District’s museums, boutiques, and art galleries.
Any of these suggestions are sure to make your first trip to Cape Cod a memorable one.