Rainy Day Activities on Cape Cod

Rain Rain Go Away

While even a walk by the ocean on a misty day can be beautiful, it's generally not the ideal situation, especially for families with small children in tow.  Luckily, Cape Cod has much more to offer visitors than just its stunning beaches.  We've rounded up our top list of rainy day activities on Cape Cod below.  Read on to learn more about just some of the indoor fun that's peppered throughout the Cape.

1.) Head to Hyannis for a tasty tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory.  Details here.

2.) What goes better with potato chips than beer?  If you're over 21, head to one of the Cape's hottest new breweries Devil's Purse Brewing Co. for a tasting of one of their craft flights.

3.) Awaken your inner art critic at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM).

4.) Take in a blockbuster at the newly renovated Orpheum Theater in Chatham.  In addition to a full bar, and deluxe snack menu, they offer large, comfy seating.  Book tickets early!

5.) Has your vacation been pirated by a little rain?  Check out the Whydah Pirate Museum in W. Yarmouth. 

6.) Take the family for a traditional New England candlestick bowling with a side of scrumptious Southern BBQ at the Orleans Bowling Center.

7.) Get some shopping done at Mashpee Commons.


 As you can see, there's a lot more to Cape Cod than just the beaches.  Rainy day activites on Cape Cod are plentiful, and not simply limited to the list we've provided above (although they are some of our favorites!) The Cape Cod small business community is growing by leaps and bounds every month, and is creating a diverse landscape of interesting restaurants, activities and adventure for visitors of all ages to enjoy.  Leave your insider tips and suggestions below for rainy day activities on Cape Cod that others can explore with their friends and family as well!