Dennis, Dennis, MA, USA

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Dennis, Dennis, MA, USA

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Downtime in Dennis

Discover quintessential Cape Cod and an array of family-friendly adventures at Dennis, one of 5 distinct villages in the Barnstable County town of the same name. The town counts several fascinating historic districts and numerous recreational trails among its highlights, not to mention 16 glorious beaches fronting the Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay, but the appeal of a stay in a Dennis vacation rental by no means ends there. Culture on every corner, delicious seaside dining, pristine coastal stretches and boutique shopping all make Dennis a great base for a Cape Cod getaway.

Outdoor adventures in Dennis

It is always outdoor time here, and Dennis's beautiful beaches comprise an idyllic backdrop for seaside adventures. While tide pools and shell hunting at Bayview and South Village Beaches help keep the kids entertained, a delightful way to explore a different side of the town during the postcard-perfect summer months comes in the form of leisurely kayaking trips along the Bass River. Those who prefer someone else to take the reins can opt instead for a riverboat excursion. From Vikings to old sea captains, passengers on these 90-minute narrated tours are regaled with tales of the river's most colorful characters.

Cultural appeal in Dennis

Squeezing a little culture into your stay in a Dennis vacation rental shouldn't prove too tricky. With intriguing spots such as Scargo Tower and the 1801 Jericho Historical Center, the town's historic district is a great place to start. A trip to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum rounds off a culture fix nicely, although those hungry for more can check out exhibitions at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Catching a movie at the historic Cape Cinema, set right beside the museum, is a lovely way to round off the day.

Blissful summers in Dennis

The best time to bag a rental in Cape Cod depends on what vacation means to you. If swimming and sunbathing are on the agenda for much of your getaway, the summer months of July and August provide the best conditions for outdoor play. Be aware, though, that many travelers will think similarly, so it pays to secure your ideal Dennis vacation rental in advance. If a quieter stay is more your style, opt instead for a shoulder season stay in May, June, September or October. Rental rates in December through April are at their lowest but temperatures dip also.

Fabulous day trips from Dennis

Within a quick jaunt of the village, you'll find a number of natural highlights that are must-adds to your Dennis travel agenda. The pristine sandy beaches, lighthouses and wild cranberry bogs along the 40-mile Cape Cod National Seashore are easily accessible from Dennis rentals, while those looking for an adventure further afield may well find themselves sailing the open seas toward Martha's Vineyard. Here you can explore quaint hamlets, take a ride on Coney Island's historic Flying Horses Carousel or set off on a bike tour to enjoy the views of Elizabeth Island from the Aquinnah Cliffs.