Cape Cod, a peninsula off southeast Massachusetts, is a year-round destination, with quaint villages offering opportunities to soak in the area’s natural beauty. Sunbathing and whale-watching are just as readily accessible as dining at award-winning restaurants and playing a round of golf. A Cape Cod getaway is one you’ll remember, especially at one of these top Cape Cod resorts – bookable with Culture Trip.
Unpack your 3-wood the minute you check into the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club; the fast greens of the renowned Cape Cod National Golf Club next door require a little backspin. Sink an eagle on hole 18 to fall under par, then celebrate with an American wagyu strip steak at the five-star Twenty-Eight Atlantic. While you may not be able to see the greens from your suite, the large windows offer expansive waterfront views.
Leave the Villages at Ocean Edge with a new skill in your carry-on bag. Learn to play America’s fastest-growing sport, the paddleball game pickleball, from onsite USPTA-certified instructors. Prefer something a little saltier? At this resort in Cape Cod you can schedule a private oyster tour, and open your mind (and mouth) to a shucking good time. Alternatively, study the art of relaxation in the whirlpool tub or beside the crackling fire of your Mansion Wing guest room.
Roll around Lewis Bay in pint-size style at Green Harbor Resort. From minigolf to the children’s bikes, you’ll love watching your little ones have a ball at this Cape Cod resort for families, where accommodation comprises townhouses, suites and studios. Visit the shoreline, where swings, seashells and the serene sounds of lapping waves will stamp a lifelong memory into your heart. Return to your Cape Codder cottage, and sit down for supper together in your cozy dining room adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen. In the morning, rise with the sun, and make memories all over again.
The Soundings is so close to the ocean that you can practically do a cannonball from the outdoor pool deck straight into the water, though it’s best to walk to the shoreline of this Cape Cod beach resort instead. Bask in the sun on the beachfront or your private balcony – anywhere, really, except the indoor hot tub. Thankfully, there’s a coffee maker in your guest room that’ll perk you up enough every morning to remember to grab your sunscreen.
The largest and one of the best resorts on Cape Cod feels for year-round vacations is more like a community than a hotel. The Cove at Yarmouth has it all, with multiple indoor sports courts, an arcade, a kids’ play area, a library and a lounge – and that’s just in its Racquet Sports Center. If the fitness center, pools, spa and restaurant don’t keep you busy enough, the resort offers a host of diverse activities throughout the year, such as bingo, arts and crafts, jewelry design, movie nights, T-shirt painting and sports tournaments.
The indoor pool, communal kitchen and discounted beach parking passes are great perks at the Riverview Resort, but you may be a fan of one in particular: quiet time between 11pm and 8am. Yes, you’re free to turn in early and sleep in late without disruption. You’ll awake well rested to make the 1mi (2km) walk down to Thatcher Beach for a little more laid-back bliss on the Cape.
The condo-like units at Brewster Green Resort will tempt even the most active of individuals to kick back and grill on the patio. However, the bicycle rentals and nature trails throughout the 17-acre (7ha) property are just too good to resist. Spend the day on two wheels or foot exploring Nickerson State Park, then cruise down to Linnell Landing Beach whenever you want to trade the shady trails for sand, surf and sunsets.
Cape Winds Resort is one of the most convenient bases for exploring all that Cape Cod has to offer. Whale-watching, windsurfing and wave-catching are available at various beaches a short distance away. Sail from your suite to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard via the ferry port nearby. Alternatively, stay even closer to your adorable two-story townhouse, and try homerun-worthy slices at the baseball-themed B&B Pizza and double New England IPAs at Barnstable Brewing.
If this array of the best resorts in Cape Cod hasn’t quite covered what your family needs, why not read our guide to the top pet-friendly hotels in the area or the best cultural stays on this famous stretch of the Massachusetts coastline.
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