Our Favorite Things to Do in Cape Cod with Kids

Growing up in New England, Cape Cod has been a go-to spot for many family vacations. Most would think that we enjoy the summer months down the Cape on the beach, but for my family it serves as our winter vacation spot as well. While we have enjoyed a few summers on the Cape throughout the years, most of our vacations take place in the middle of winter. My grandparents would treat the whole family to a weekend full of fun during winter break, it’s a tradition that has taken place since I was a young child, and now my children are to enjoy it as well. Year after year I couldn’t wait for February to roll around so that I could spend the weekend swimming in the indoor pool at the hotel.

Favorite Things to Do in Cape Cod with Kids

Thank-you to Cape Cod® Potato chips for sponsoring our road trip.
With a car packed full of luggage, sand toys and our favorite snacks including Cape Cod® Potato chips, we hit the road for our last vacation as a family of four to Cape Cod. It was the first time the boys have been to the Cape in the summer, the last time I visited was the summer of 2004. After spending a few days in Yarmouth and Orleans at Nauset Beach, the boys are going to be asking to go to the Cape not only for our annual winter vacation, but during the summer as well. Favorite Things to Do in Cape Cod with Kids

Our Favorite Things to Do in Cape Cod with Kids:

Beach: Seagull Beach in Yarmouth, and Nauset Beach in Orleans are two of our favorite beaches.

Ryan’s Family Amusements: Perfect for a rainy afternoon. There are 9 locations across Cape Cod; 6 with bowling/arcade, 3 with just arcades. The entertainment centers feature candlepin bowling, ten pin bowling or duckpin bowling. The players card (game card) & tickets can be used at any of the locations.


Cape Cod Inflatable Park: The Cape Cod Inflatable Park is conveniently located in the mid-Cape area in Yarmouth. It is open 7 days a week from 10am-10pm and offers water rides, dry rides and a Powerade Challenge Zone. Outside food is not allowed in the park area, but you can pack a picnic lunch in a cooler and eat it outside the entrance. You’ll receive a wristband and can come and go as you please all day. When you’re ready to take a break from the sun, head to the indoor arcade. If you can’t make it an all day event, special evening rates for the summer are available.

Favorite Things to Do in Cape Cod with Kids

The highlight of our road trip to Cape Cod was the beach. I decided to grab a few of their trucks while I was packing up the car and the time spent trekking through the sand carrying the large bag of sand toys was well worth it. The boys had an absolute blast and were amazed at the amount of sand, we haven’t been to a big beach since we moved from Virginia 5 years ago.

Favorite Things to Do in Cape Cod with Kids
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Favorite Things to Do in Cape Cod with Kids

Favorite Things to Do in Cape Cod with Kids

Favorite Things to Do in Cape Cod with Kids

Every evening we would walk to the end of the street to enjoy the sunset, the views were breathtaking. The boys would walk along the shore skipping rocks, and searching for shells and hermit crabs. It was so nice to be able to enjoy the family time without any distractions, no iPads, no T.V.s and no video games.

cape cod sunset

Growing up, I lived just north of Boston so heading to the Cape was a simple 90 minute drive, but now it’s more of a 4 hour drive. Thankfully, the kids have always been great travelers, and I just make sure to have plenty of things to keep them entertained in the car, and their favorite snacks and drinks within arms reach. What better way to spend our road trip to Cape Cod than munching on Cape Cod kettle-cooked chips?

Cape Cod Chips

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  • Cape Cod Waffle Cut Buffalo Cheddar- Niagara Falls-
  • Cape Cod Sweet Mesquite Barbeque– Campsite-
  • Cape Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper- Sandy beach
  • Cape Cod Original- Boating on a lake

Hit the road this summer, pick up your favorite Cape Cod chips, and share photos on social media along the way using #RoadTripChip.

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  1. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    We’re staying pretty close to home this year, no real plans. Just a lot of time at the pool.

  2. Lori Thomas says:

    We`ll be traveling to OK to visit family

  3. David says:

    We are planning a trip to Omaha at the end of August to visit the zoo.

  4. Brenda says:

    No road trips for us this summer. In fact, we go back to school in 2 weeks!

  5. Lauren says:

    We already went to Big Bear.

  6. Cheryl says:

    We don’t have any road trips planned this summer.

  7. Tracy Robertson says:

    I’m working hard this summer! I’m hoping to get to Reno for a few days of swimming and nightlife before summer is over, but we’ll see…

  8. Nannypanpan says:

    We are heading to cape cod!

  9. Jenna Hudson says:

    I unfortunately don’t have the opportunity to travel this summer. I am keeping an eye out for local attractions that would be fun.

  10. Aaron Humphrey says:

    Me and my girlfriend are planing a road trip to Florida to go to Disney World.

  11. Jeffrey says:

    We’re heading to Florida to board a cruise ship. It’s a 17 hour drive that I plan on doing straight thru, should be interesting. Hopefully the kids sleep most of the way!

  12. bn100 says:

    no plans

  13. Laurie says:

    We’re heading to Newport, RI for a quick visit!

  14. shelly peterson says:

    This place is beautiful! We have no plans to head anywhere, other than a few lake trips.

  15. joretta foster says:

    i’m planning on going to florida

  16. LaTanya says:

    We went to San Diego this summer

  17. We are headed to the Oregon coast

  18. Diana Cote says:

    We are driving to see family and friends soon. We are also hoping to hit the beach up once more before it gets cold. 🙂

  19. JennyS says:

    I’d like to take a trip to the north shore when the leaves start to change color.

  20. Elizabeth H. says:

    We went to Myrtle Beach, SC.

  21. Laura says:

    We don’t have any road trips planned this summer. We’re going to be taking a camping trip at the end of the month though!

  22. AEKZ2 says:

    We had a great time driving out to California to visit Universal Studios

  23. Jennifer H. says:

    We just got back from Wisconsin!

  24. John H. says:

    We went to Wisconsin.