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This Week's Top Local Pick

This whale-watching season continues to yield amazing sights every week. Last week, reports were common of groups of humpbacks feeding cooperatively, and lucky spectators were treated to large numbers of Atlantic white-sided dolphins traveling near other whales in the area.

At this time of year, we especially recommend the sunset cruise, as the views of whales, water, and golden shore all make for a grand total experience. The only thing better would be taking a whale-watching Clambake Cruise!

Dress warmly, as it can get quite cold with the wind on the open water. Read more about this week's pick.

A World to Do & to Discover

With so many choices around the Cape, you'll run out of time before you run out of things to see or do. From strolling down world-famous Kalmus Beach at sunset, to taking a ferry cruise to watch whales, to visiting any of the several local museums to learn about the area's rich cultural heritage, you'll find something to satisfy everyone.

To get you started, we've compiled a "long short-list" (along with phone numbers, where appropriate or available) of the many romantic, family, recreational, and cultural and educational activities that await you here:-

 

ROMANTIC

  • Scenic drive along historic Route 6A
  • Whale Watch sunset dinner (888 942 5392)
  • Hyannis sunset harbor cruise (508 778 2600)
  • Sunset dinner train (888 797 7245)
  • Melody Tent Theater (508 775 5630)
  • Ferry to Nantucket (508 778 2600)

MUSEUMS

  • JFK Museum
  • JFK Memorial
  • Mashpee Indian Museum
  • Trayser Museum
  • Woods Hole Historic Museum
  • Sandwich Glass Museum
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
  • Peter Cottontail Thouton Burgess Museum
  • Fire and History Museum
  • Cahoon Museum of Natural Art
  • Korean Memorial
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • Cape Cod Discovery Museum

RECREATION

  • Rent a Harley (508 790 1718)
  • Shipwreck Scuba Diving
  • Jetskiing (508 771 0417)
  • Sport Fishing (508 790 0696)
  • Sea-fari (508 896 2480)
  • Dune-buggy–riding
  • Horseback-riding
  • Kayaking / canoeing
  • Sightseeing
  • Cape Cod antiquing
  • Lighthouses
  • Nantucket Island
  • Martha's Vineyard Island
  • Cape Cod Central Railroad
  • Seal Cruise Monomoy Island
  • Nauset Marsh cruise
  • Cape Cod Canal cruise

FAMILY

  • Bowling at the Inn
  • Cape Cod Central Railroad (888 797 7245)
  • DuckMobile Downtown/Harbor Tour from the Inn (508 362 1117)
  • Whale-watching (888 942 5392)
  • Kalmus Beach picnic
  • Cape Cod Discovery Museum (508 539 8288)
  • Heritage Plantation (508 666 3300)
  • Harwich Junior Theater (508 432 2002)
  • Children's Theater (508 255 1963)
  • Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory (888 881 2447)
  • ZooQuarium (508 775 8883)
  • Captain Drake Pirate Adventure Sail
  • Wellfleet Drive-in (800 696 3532)
  • Hyannis weekly street fair