Best Cape Cod Vacations

Cape Cod is full of charming beach towns and exciting attracitions - get acquainted with the help of HomeAway's Cape Cod vacations guide.

Beaches and More 

Cape Cod vacations…the idea alone conjures up images of iconic east coast leisure.  The area does not disappoint – there are tons of recreational activities for couples and families to enjoy. With hundreds of miles of coastline, there is no better place to spend the days enjoying the beach, sunning, swimming, sailing, beach combing, snorkeling, kayaking and much more. You can catch glimpses of blue whales hunting for food, as you relax on the

Cape Cod Things to Do

sand watching them swim by. Cape Cod vacation rentals are near wildlife that you may not see anywhere else. There are many different species of birds and marine life to encounter, including one of the rarer protected species, the sea turtle. Get out on some of the over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails to explore.

Cape Cod's most vacation rental-packed destination include, but are not limited to:

Golf and Baseball 

The locals know a thing or two about what to do and where to find a great time. When you think of Cape Cod vacations, you might think of sand dunes, sea life, and clam chowder.  But Cape Cod is home to over 27 public golf courses and 15 private ones for you to get out on the links. You can catch a great baseball game right in town without traipsing up to Boston to see the Red Sox.  Did you know that the Cape Cod Baseball League has been the premier amateur baseball league in the nation since 1885?


The Cape is full of history, so it is highly recommended to take a tour of any one of the many wonderful museums and historic lighthouses in the area. Cape Cod is famous for it lighthouses , and the entire family will really enjoy visiting these historic sites. 


There are over 2,400 shopping venues that extend across the region. The Cape, with its proximity to so many metropolises and its popularity as a no-brainer vacation destination, is a true shoppers’ paradise. The tiny merchant shops are quaint and unique. The Cape celebrates antiques with a special love, and the shops are always alive with exquisite finds and gifts of all sorts to take home and enjoy for a lifetime. With a huge variety of stores, you can pick up little trinkets for friends back home or shop for rare antique furniture for the house, all on the same block (or even next door to each other).

Smithsonian Magazine recently wrote that Route 6A , with its endless variety of shops and specialty stores, may be the most appealing stretch in America. Browsing Cape Cod’s array of eccentric gift shops, locally-owned stores, book dealers and specialty shops, sprinkled throughout Cape Cod’s quaint village center areas, is a great way to spend quality time with the family while on vacation here. The bargain shopper in you will love the numerous outlet stores, as well as the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis. Mashpee Commons offers a diverse expanse of shopping and dining options. Planning Cape Cod vacations during the holiday season might be the recipe for finding the perfect gifts for loved ones.

Cape Cod Vacation Rentals

Cape Cod Beach House ...just steps to the beach and world class golf!

Create beautiful memories...only 250 feet from the sand! Bring the whole family! This charming 5 bedroom beach house sleeps 12 and sits directly across the street from beautiful Sea view Beach. It's just a 3 minute walk to Parkers River Beach wit...

Spectacular Ocean View Home: Quintessentially Perfect Fall Rental By-The-Sea!

Not spoiled as a child? Now's the time! It's absolutely okay to fall in love with the tranquility surrounding our Home By-The-Sea, perfectly normal! It's every bit as spectacular as its surroundings. You'll spend countless hours here pretending no...

Enjoy Fabulous Waterviews & Beach Access from this Historic House

Situated in the East End on Mayflower Heights this quaint quiet area captures the imagination of an era gone by. Enjoy your vacation in this spotless, well-maintained, eclectically designed private residence. This hilltop escape provides panorami...

Spacious and Elegant 2-Bedroom Apartment, Quiet and Convenient

The Roberts House is located in the center of town on Center St. between Commercial and Bradford. It is just steps to the main center of town or the beach. No matter if the art gallery district or the clubs and shopping are where you want to be, ...

Historic Hilltop Retreat with Fabulous Harbor Views and Private Garden

Treetops is a unique and magical property perfect for groups of friends, colleagues or family. Originally built in 1910 as a tea house, it sits on its own hill in the middle East End with a beautiful private garden, breath-taking views of Province...

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