The outstanding natural beauty of the Cape and Islands – – pristine beaches, wind-swept dunes, verdant salt marshes, and fragrant pine groves – is our biggest attraction, yet the area also abounds with recreational activities and other diversions, from the artistic to the adventurous.
Indeed, the Cape has been named as one of the top ten spots in the world for whale watching and windsurfing, and ranked among the ten most popular destinations in the U.S. for beaches and golfing. It has also been distinguished by American Style magazine as one of the top 25 arts destinations in the country for its wealth of galleries, art studios and museums. Local theaters stage productions year-round and the Cape even boasts its own symphony orchestra.
Experienced local tour operators, charter companies and transportation services can assist you in planning all kinds of recreational opportunities for your group – from shopping trips, eco-tours, museum outings, narrated walks and guided birdwatching to water sports and maritime pursuits, including harbor cruises, whale and seal-watching, sea kayaking and deep sea fishing. Bicycle enthusiasts can join a guide or set out on their own to roam miles of paved trails and country roads that wind past historic lighthouses, working cranberry bogs and weathered shingled cottages abloom with colorful gardens. Hire a limo for a romantic drive along the Old King’s Highway, the nation’s largest historic district, lined with ancient stone walls, centuries-old sea captain’s mansions, sweeping coastal vistas and dozens of quaint antique and craft shops.
Creative excursions also offer unique special event opportunities for groups of 10 to 200. Charter a boat to exchange vows at sunset on an offshore island. Serve hors d’oeuvres along with a good measure of awe on a seal-watching cruise off Chatham. Dress up for a gourmet dinner while riding the rails along Cape Cod Bay. Board a caravan of jeeps for a picnic supper tour into the wilds of the Provincetown dunes.
With Cape Cod’s selection of award-winning Golf courses, it’s nearly impossible to stay off the green! There are few areas in the world that can rival Cape Cod when it comes to quality golf. With more than 50 courses between Plymouth and Provincetown and a mild climate encouraging 12 months of play, the Cape has been named one of the top ten golf destinations in the Northeast United States.