Because of its beaches, cultural institutions and entertainment options Yarmouth is the Cape Cod town that could be considered the best playground for young families.
In addition to Bass River Beach, Gray’s Beach and Seagull Beach where kids can find endless amounts of fun in the sun, Yarmouth is also home to mini-golf courses like Wild Lagoon, the Cape Cod Inflatable Park, and Skull Island Adventures where you will not only find mini-golf but also an arcade, batting cages, kick ball cages, a driving range and go karts. It is also where you will find the Whydah Pirate Museum, where you can learn about the Cape’s pirate past and get a glimpse of the world’s only recovered pirate treasure.
If your family is into animals and learning about the natural world, Taylor Bray Farm, which has been operating for hundreds of years, is open to the public to check out the historical farmhouse, and hang out with the goats, cows, donkeys, chickens, and sheep.
Adults can have fun in Yarmouth too. Take a meandering drive along Route 6A stopping in Yarmouth Port for breakfast or lunch at The Optimist Cafe or Inaho for dinner, and Design Works for shopping for unique vintage finds and inspiration for your home decor. Cultural institutions like the Edward Gorey House, the Captain Bangs Hallet House and the New Church will give you a taste of the area’s history and natural world, and allow you to explore the works of the area’s great artists.
On the other side of town you could start at Ann & Fran’s for a bite to eat and then take a right onto South Sea Ave towards Great Island Road for breathtaking views of Nantucket Sound and Lewis Bay. Make your way onto Old Main Street and stop at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod where on any given day you will find art exhibits, makers in their spaces, musical performances and community events.