Top 10 Things to do in Hyannis Port, United States

March 1, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Discover the best top things to do in Hyannis Port, United States including Craigville Beach, Putter's Paradise, Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Cape Cod Beer, Edward Gorey House, 1856 Country Store, Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Museum, Whydah Pirate Museum, The Steamship Authority, Seagull Beach.
Restaurants in Hyannis Port

1. Craigville Beach

997 Craigville Beach Rd, Centerville, MA 02632-3544 +1 508-775-9695
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Craigville Beach

Reviewed By bcnett - Stoneham, Massachusetts

Stopped by Criagville Beach the end of september. It is a beautiful beach that we enjoyed walking on. It must be very crowded in the summer, but mostly enjoyable on a crisp fall day.

2. Putter's Paradise

119 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673-8154 +1 508-790-3400
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Putter's Paradise

The spouting white whale is this mini-golf course's signature. The "mini Pebble Beach" of Cape Cod. Serving Gifford's famous ice cream.

Reviewed By Michael M - Crestwood, Kentucky

This miniature golf course was right next to our Cape Cod hotel (the Tidewater Inn), so we saw it right away when we reached Cape Cod. Being as to how miniature golf is something of an addictive hobby of ours, we targeted it right away as a "must-do".

That said, we honestly weren't expecting too much. The curb appeal from the road wasn't bad - but it just didn't appear to be quite as exciting as some of the other courses. We couldn't have been more wrong! We had an absolute blast on this course, which was challenging and different. The owner told us about how he started out with the course a few decades back - and how there were no trees (he planted them all) and everything was bare. Now, the course is pretty well-shaded (a definite plus since we played in the afternoon, when there was not much of a crowd - but when it was really hot!).

In the afternoon, they apparently offer some sweet deals....play a round and get a round free was offered when we went. Not bad at all!

If you don't mind waiting, this is a great place to go in the evening, but it was very popular and had a lot of folks there when we dropped by one night around 9 pm.

The price was reasonable...

ALSO....a big hit with my 19 year old....they sell ice cream. Apparently, a LOT of it. Quite a few choices, too.

3. Cape Cod Maritime Museum

135 South St, Hyannis Port, MA 02601-4014 +1 508-775-1723
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Located on the inner harbor in Hyannis, Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum is a devoted to maritime culture on Cape Cod. The museum houses a rotating collection of maritime art, featuring world renowned artist John Stobart for the 2017. CCMM also displays the largest publicly displayed scrimshaw collection on the Cape and has a primary exhibit that examines the impact local workers have had on the craft of boat building. The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is available for weddings and special events as well.

Reviewed By tommyboyks - Topeka

This is a nice little museum. It does not cost a lot and does not have a lot to see. The boats inside are pretty cool and it is near the water. There is not much to say about it.

4. Cape Cod Beer

1336 Phinneys Ln, Hyannis, MA 02601-1890 +1 508-790-4200
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 328 reviews

Cape Cod Beer

Cape Cod Beer is Cape Cod's original craft beer located at 1336 Phinney's Lane in Hyannis with beer on tap in over 400 locations and in 125 package stores from Plymouth to Provincetown. Founded in 2004, Cape Cod Beer produces four year round offerings: Our Flagship Cape Cod Red, our light and refreshing Beach Blonde Ale, our dark and malty Porter and our bold & hoppy Cape Cod IPA, plus seasonal favorites such as Cape Cod Summer, Harvest Ale, Big Sea Saison, float Your Boatmeal Stout, Old Man Winter and Stargazer Stout, to name a few. We have a retail center that is open year round, where you can taste our beers and shop for a variety of logo goods and a wide selection of products Made on Cape Cod. We have daily tours Monday through Saturday at 11:00 am or you can taste all the beers we have available during our retail hours. We hope you come visit soon!

Reviewed By Amanda L - Syracuse, New York

My husband and I love finding breweries and wineries in new areas. We were super impressed with cape cod beer! The place is huge with plenty of seating indoors and out. For $5 you get 5 3oz pours of your choice. That’s a steal! The beer was tasty. I enjoyed the Harvest and the porter. This is a great spot to put your phone away and play a board game or enjoy conversation. I’m definitely glad we made a trip here!

5. Edward Gorey House

8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725 +1 508-362-3909
Excellent
79%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 160 reviews

Edward Gorey House

Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.

Reviewed By CapeCodDiamonds - Barnstable, Massachusetts

Quirky. Bizarre. Delightfully decadent. The man's home is not for sensitive little children and their helicopter parents. The rest of us love the wicked escapades of the Ghashlycrumbs and all Edward Gorey's creatures, many of whom can be seen in various states of demise/repose on windowsills, buried beneath the massive magnolia, or flung across the narrow staircase inside. Everywhere you look there is a Gorey story unfolding in macabre detail. He was a unique one, and his house is the perfect representation of one strange dude. Loved it.

6. 1856 Country Store

555 Main St, Centerville, MA 02632-2913 +1 508-775-1856
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 52 reviews

1856 Country Store

Reviewed By KLATAMPA - Tampa, Florida

This store is located in an old frame house with creaky wooden floors! It is a gift/home store plus a candy/toy store.
They have nautical home decor and gifts, Christmas ornaments, candles, jewelry, a baby gift section, books, housewares.
Kids love the penny and nickel candies of old! Every kind you can imagine, along with a selection of current and vintage toys.
This is a fun place that I visit whenever I go to Cape Cod!

7. Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Museum

288 Scudder Avenue, at the Simmons Homestead Inn, Hyannis Port, MA 02647 +1 508-778-4934
Excellent
49%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Museum

Reviewed By justinmaccreery - Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Bill has been collecting cars for a while and today, he's shares his collection with the public. And what a collection! All of the cars we saw were red and most were of British heritage, with a few Datsun's that Bill used to race tossed in the mix. There was a great selection of Triumphs from a TR4, through the GT6 and a TR6. And some TVR's that are very rare sights nowadays, especially here in the salt-n-snow of the north-east. I had never been up close to a TVR before, and saw a Vixen 2500, as well as a 280i roadster for the first time. MG's were everywhere; an MG-TD, a few B's, including a rubber bumper MG-GT, a MGA and a Sprite. And the Lotus collection was incredible. Most stunning was seeing the Esprit next to what I've always thought of as its predecessor, the Europa; mostly because the Esprit was gargantuan next to all the other mostly diminutive cars of the era, including the Europa, even with its expansive rear-end. A few Jaguars, a Sunbeam, a Lotus 7, an 289 AC Cobra, some Austin Healy's and a convertible Datsun (they made those?) rounded out the collection on display this Sunday afternoon. Defiantly worth the time and the inexpensive cost, I would recommend a visit. And I can't forget to mention Bill, who was a very pleasant chap seemingly thrilled with sharing his collection (and friendly cats) with visitors.

8. Whydah Pirate Museum

674 Ma-28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673 +1 508-534-9571
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Whydah Pirate Museum

Experience Cape Cod's newest interactive science museum featuring real pirates and real treasures! A must-see attraction for all ages where you will touch, see and interact with the worlds only authenticated pirate treasure, discovered in 1984 off the coast of Wellfleet.

Reviewed By roymette2017 - Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

We visited this West Yarmouth museum in September 2017 to research material for pirate songs and loved it. Staff are knowledgable and helpful, willing to chat and explain about pirate life, their history and the items on display. We also visited the sister museum on the pier at Provincetown but this one was best if you have limited time.
We even met Barry Clifford himself the archaeologist, explorer, treasure hunter and discoverer of the Whydah - he was a real gent.
The displays have items that have been preserved, those undergoing preservtion and those still encrusted with crud (crudstations?) from 300 years in the water.
We'd recommend it to anyone remotely interested in piracy but especially families and researchers.
Seems like there are plans to expand the scientific element of the museum and that can only be good.

9. The Steamship Authority

69 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4013 +1 508-477-8600
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 302 reviews

The Steamship Authority

The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Island of Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles and trucks. Our ferries to Nantucket depart from the iconic Hyannis Harbor. Please note, we offer limited premium on-site parking as well as off-site parking with free shuttle service. Check our mobile site for current parking and trip status. Our seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, gets you to Nantucket - dock-to-dock - in just an hour. Enjoy great savings with our special $50 same-day, round-trip, available Monday - Thursday, April - December. For a perfect day trip Nantucket makes wonderful destinations - with magnificent beaches, charming scenery and fabulous shopping and dining.

Reviewed By wakey47 - Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Did a day trip to Nantucket with this company. Everything perfectly organised by friendly staff. The trip takes about an hour and is enjoyable. There is a snack bar on board and plenty of inside accommodation and some limited seats outside for the hardy souls. Nice trip to a lovely island.

10. Seagull Beach

off Seagull Road, off South Sea Ave, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 432 reviews

Seagull Beach

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Lots of parking, very clean, beautiful views, love the fact the bathrooms are open even off season on Columbus weekend and the fireworks they do that weekend are spectacular. Great show! I was impressed with the police presence. I felt safe and even more impressed at how organized it was. We were out of the parking lot in 5 minutes and back to our hotel in 10. For a firework show with lots of people, that is unheard of.

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