Families can plan a full day of activities on the Cape, beginning with the beach, lunch at one of the many Cape restaurants, and mini-golf, and ending with a movie and popcorn at one of the nation’s only remaining drive-in theaters. We have everything from pirate boats where children can pull up their own loot, to fishing excursions and an array of museums. There are surf and stand-up paddle lessons, hikes through tidal pools, boat cruises for kids, and more.
If you’re looking for active family fun, you can start with hiking, biking or kayaking. The Cape Cod National Seashore offers 27,000 acres of paradise for all. Hikers can explore the dunes and pine forests, while the 25-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail is perfect for cyclists. If paddling is more of your style, head down to one of the many inlets, marshes and ponds along the coast and enjoy the saltwater. Pack your hiking boots, strap your bikes to the top of the car and bring your favorite water shoes for an unforgettable adventure. If you do not have a kayak, don’t worry, there are plenty of places to rent one while you are here.
There are 15 distinctive towns to explore while you are on Cape Cod and they all offer a new adventure. Treat your family to a whale watching tour out of Provincetown into Cape Cod Bay, a traditional feeding ground for whales. In the evening, don’t miss the chance to bring your kids to the Wellfleet Drive-in Movie Theatre for a classic American experience…Don’t forget the popcorn!
If you prefer an exploring adventure, take the family on a tour of the picturesque lighthouses of Cape Cod; They can be found by walking, driving, cycling and boating. A great time not to be missed!