Romance is alive and well this month. So, it’s time to plan a romantic getaway on Cape Cod. This 65-mile-long bent arm of sand, surrounded by the clear blue sea, perfectly sets the stage for a midweek or weekend dreamy escape. Blend gorgeous accommodations with 5-star dining and an array of indoor and outdoor activities to entertain; the result is magic.
Let’s start with what to expect when booking the Captain’s House Inn. First and foremost, the sumptuously appointed guest rooms and suites are all outfitted with fireplaces and luxurious private baths. Then let’s add in a bountiful gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea. Wrap it up with its central location on this spectacular peninsula, with access to Cape Cod’s finest and most appealing attractions. Clearly, you have the makings for an ideal romantic escape.
But that’s not all that makes romance come alive when you visit our island paradise. Peruse our menu of in-room extras for thoughtful additions to make your stay extra special. Flowers speak to the heart. But chocolate-dipped strawberries, a bottle of bubbly, and a hand-selected fruit and cheese board ease you into your romantic getaway in style. And best of all, it’s all waiting for you when you arrive, and add it to your reservation.
Beyond the luxury and amenities of our Four-Diamond sea captain’s estate, you’ll find Cape Cod a welcoming and fascinating place to visit any time of year. With endless beaches to wander, dunes to get lost in, and a food scene to match any world-class destination, this tiny spit of sand in the Atlantic Ocean breathes new life into all who visit.
So, let’s take a look at the infinite opportunities to embrace a romantic getaway on Cape Cod.
Charming Attractions and Day Trips
In Chatham, which is perhaps the most enchanting of all the towns and villages on the Cape, the array of things to see and do runs deep. Spend a morning or afternoon at the Chatham fish pier, where you can watch the fishing boats unload their catch while seals wait in eager anticipation of a wayward treat. Wander the nature trails at the Monomoy Wildlife Refuge. Take a tour of the Chatham lighthouse on Wednesdays in season, or snap a photo or two to add to your Instagram feed. For history buffs, a visit to the Atwood House Museum evokes a simpler time in Cape Cod’s history. And a day spent at any one of Chatham’s lovely beaches offers an opportunity to let your hair down and frolic in the waves.
When the mood strikes for an adventure further afield, set off on a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket for a whirlwind voyage to one of our quaint island neighbors. This is a seasonal service, you can make reservations now for the summer months! Take the express service from Freedom Cruise Lines, the high-speed ferry from Hy-Line, or the Steamship Authority and whisk your way across the ocean for a tour of storybook villages and stunning beaches.
Outdoor enthusiasts find ample ways to feed their need for an adrenaline rush. Cape Cod offers miles of paved bike paths to cycle through salt marsh, sand dunes, and cranberry bogs. Anglers jump at the chance to hook one of Cape Cod’s feisty striped bass or wet a line in any of dozens of kettle ponds rife with small- and large-mouth bass, pickerel, and perch. And for hikers, miles of conservation land and nature trails lead to remote beaches, abandoned rail tracks, and marshes alive with marine and bird life. Of course, while not widely considered a sport, shopping still ranks high as an active pursuit for bargain hunters and antique seekers. And for an adventure of a lifetime, whale watching on Cape Cod promises a remarkable opportunity to spot humpback, finback, and minke whales feeding in their natural habitat. If action and adventure top your bucket list, Cape Cod delivers.
Culture and Nightlife
When the sun sets and you’re in the mood for mellow entertainment, music and theater seem to fit the bill. In season, the Cape Cod Melody Tent and the Cape Playhouse bring Broadway and Hollywood to our island paradise. Under the tent in Hyannis, musicians and performers of all genres rock the rafters. Well-known actors bring their talents to the stage nightly in acclaimed summer theater performances. And dozens of movie theaters bring first-run shows, indie films, and documentaries to screens across the region.
From classic clam shacks to the elegant waterfront and special occasion dining, the restaurant scene on Cape Cod offers something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for Greek, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, seafood, a casual bistro or café, or a good old American burger, you’ll find your muse among the endless eateries located here. Trust us; we’ve sampled them all. We highly recommend a spot that exudes the perfect ambiance, a hole-in-the-wall for an exceptional burger, or a fine dining experience that exceeds all expectations.
So the next time the occasion calls for a romantic getaway on Cape Cod, book your favorite room at the Captain’s House Inn. Let us show you why our little place in the sun is exactly where you need to be.