When you think of winter fun havens in Massachusetts, does Cape Cod ring a bell? Well, for most people, it doesn't, and that's a shame because, though Cape Cod is a popular summertime destination, there are also a ton of awesome things to do in the winter! Let’s explore some of the top winter activities to ensure winter fun doesn't quietly pass you by.
Experience Beautiful Sunsets at Cape Cod Lighthouses
Cape Cod has many lighthouses. If you're one for romantic sunsets, you can catch breathtaking views of Martha's Vineyard, the Nantucket Sounds, and Falmouth at the Nobska Lighthouse.
Since it's winter, the sun disappears earlier than usual, so you probably don't be out in the cold for long. Should your sunset stroll get a little too cold, it's okay to call it a day and spend the evening at home in front of your warm fireplace.
Visit The Cape Cod Museums and Enjoy Some Art
There are so many impressive museums in the Cape area. If you're looking for a fun indoor adventure to intrigue your sense of curiosity or indulge your artistic side, what better way than to visit one of the many museums?
Some of the best spots to visit include the Nantucket Whaling Museum if you want to learn more about whales, or the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History if you want to pique your desire for natural history and archeology. For art lovers, The Cahoon Museum of American Art will do the trick. Other notable museums you can try include the Sandwich Glass Museum and the Whydah Pirate Museum. Be sure to visit any of these museums on Cape Cod to experience art or elevate your appreciation for history.
Catch a Game of Bowling
Winter fun doesn't always have to involve braving the wintry cold. You can try a mind-warming bowling game at The Lanes Bowl and Bistro, the Orleans Bowling Center, or the Ryan Family Amusements. In fact, the latter has other family-friendly and easy-to-do fun activities besides bowling. You can play laser tag, enjoy a virtual reality experience, or even play golf on the golf simulator with friends or family.
Catch a Show at the Theaters
Cape Cod has a rich social heritage, and one of the many pastimes for locals to escape the tedious hibernation at home is catching a movie or film at the theaters. The Regal Cape Cod Mall has the largest theaters on Cape Cod, where you can sit on the stadium-style seats and enjoy a few latest and classic movies. If you don't fancy this type of setting, try the table affair at the Falmouth Cinema Pub. Here, you get to sit around a table, eating some popcorn and drinking a beer as you watch a movie.
Go for a Food and Drink Tour
Just because it's winter, no need to cozy up on a couch at home. Bundle up and hit one of the many fantastic restaurants at Cape Cod. We have a few great options for you, try the Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar, Bistro on Main, Brewster Fish House, Centerville Pie Company, or Kream 'n Kone.
You can also visit The Cape Cod Potato Chips Factory for a free walk-around tour of the factory, in which you get a free sample of some of their best potatoes chips flavors. Another yet great place to tour is the Cape Cod Beer factory. Here, you'll get a free beer sample!
On top of the many outdoor activities, sprinkle a few indoor distractions into your winter fun itinerary.
If you’re thinking of buying or selling your home on Cape Cod, ERA Cape Real Estate is here to help. Contact an agent today with any questions!