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10 Romantic things to do in Cape Cod: Date Ideas for Couples

Looking for romantic things to do in Cape Cod?

Cape Cod is the perfect place to go for the adventurous couple. Many people are not aware of this but Cape Cod has been named in the top 10 in the world for outdoor water activities including whale watching, paddle boarding, kayaking, beach activities and windsurfing.

Along with beach activities couples love the areas historic charm, making it the perfect place for a romantic getaway with great art, golf courses, world-class bike trails, shopping, museums and restaurants – perfect for date night ideas.

10 Romantic things to do in Cape Cod: Date Ideas for Couples

Go on a Night Photography Tour

One of the things I have personally always wanted to master is night photography because it is so magic. If you are in the same boat as us, we would highly recommend booking a Night Photography Tour in Cape Cod.

Cape Cod is one of the best places in the United States for night photography so if you want to UP your photo skills this is the perfect place to do so.

Cape Cod is quite serene after dark and a photo tour allowed you to see popular destinations with virtually no-one else around which is always nice for a couple, and very romantic.

One of the best things to do at night in Cape Cod for couples. Book your tour here.


Cape Cod Private Sunset Cruise

I’m sure no-one will argue if I tell you that a sunset cruise ranks as one of the most romantic activities in Cape Cod. Sure, upping the anty and going on a private cruise is a little more expensive but it is so nice not to have to go on a boat packed with tourists whn you are trying to woo that special someone.

The perfect splurge for a proposal or anniversary trip for sure.

Enjoy your very own private 42 ft trawler for up to 6 people for 3 hours (why not invite friends and make it a fun double date?!) What is great about a private charter is you don’t have to purchase overpriced drinks as you are welcome to bring beverages, alcohol and food to enjoy your day upon the water. 

Book your trip here.


Go Wine and Wine Jelly-Sauce Tasting on Plymouth Bay

One of the very best things to do for couples in Cape Cod is to go wine tasting and where better to do it than at the best winery in the area – Plymouth Bay Winery. This winery creates wines, wine jellies and wine sauces from fruits that are native to the northeastern United States.

With a wine tasting ticket you are able to sample the selection of wine as well as learn about the amazing jellies and sauces the winery produces which are perfect for home cooking. This is a fun and cheap date idea, costing only $7 USD pp!

Book your tasting here.


New Bedford Whaling Museum

If you are a couple that loves education, you will absolutely adore Cape Cod as there are so many amazing Museums to visit in the nearby area. One of the best in the area is the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Located in the heart of historic downtown New Bedford, which is about a 40 min drive from Cape Cod, this museum is well worth the drive as it the largest museum of its kind in the world.

Inside the museum, visitors can learn all about whales, conservation, and how Yankee whalers sailed the seven seas. There are massive whale skeletons at the museum which are interesting to check out. 

Book your ticket here.


Go on a Fishing Trip

If you are looking for an active date idea in the area,  a fishing trip is the perfect activity to do! Not just one for the boys, it is also a great activity for adventurous couples who like a bit more action. The fishing experience includes trolling for Striped Bass and ferocious Bluefish as well as jigging for Mackerel.

This trip lasts for 4 hours so it is really an all day affair. If you want a chance to sight a whale in the area this is also a good opportunity. As 6 people are able to be included on the boat, you could also make this a fun double or triple date.

Book your trip here.


Self-Driving Tour of Cape Cod and Provincetown

If you really don’t know the area well, and are traveling in by vehicle, we would highly recommend a self driving tour of the area. The tour is really cheap only $8 USD and will provide you with a self-guided driving tour of everything Cape Cod has to offer from lighthouses to sandy beaches! 

Book the self drive here.


Wellfleet Drive-In

Let’s start with something very iconically romantic – a drive in cinema! One of the most iconic and unique things to do in Cape Cod is to visit the Cape Cod drive-in theater.

This is a popular idea with locals in the area, especially if it raining lightly outside – the perfect rainy day date idea! This romantic activity in the Cod can go on for a while as you are able to watch more than one movie at a time.

End the experience in one of the most romantic hotels in Cape Cod: Four Points by Sheraton Eastham Cape Cod


Dine at a Romantic Restaurant

What’s great about New England is that there is many romantic restaurants to enjoy for couples.

If you are looking for one of Cape Cod’s best fine dining experiences, you can’t miss twenty-eight Atlantic. It is the only Forbes 5 star restaurant in the area so you know it is going to be good. If visiting this restaurant is very important to you, you will need to plan your trip accordingly as it is only open seasonally from April and November.

The highlight of this restaurant is that is provides gorgeous views of Pleasant Bay along with 5 star cuisine. Some of the signature dishes include ash-roasted cod loin and charred corn and cilantro ravioli served with cotija cheese and mole sauce.

Another good option is the Belfry Bistro. If you are interested in dining at a interesting restaurant in Massachusetts, this is a good selection. The restaurant is a renovated historic Massachusetts church originally constructed in 1901. It is a very romantic place to dine as it showcases nightly piano performances. Along with dinner, the Belfry is known for putting on an awesome Sunday brunch with things such as lobster omelettes and spinach and goat cheese frittatas on the menu.

twenty-eight Atlantic

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Another fun idea for the active, adventurous couples! The trail is a paved route that spans 25 miles (41 km) from South Dennis to Wellfleet. It is certainly one of the most popular activities for tourists in the area, both couples and families alike as it provides a way to see some of the most beautiful countryside and views of Cape Cod.

Biking is one option to tackle the trail. Other options include hiking, rollerblading, and horseback riding. If you want to hire bikes you can do so at the Dennis Cycle Centre. It costs $16 for 2 hours or $25 for all day hire.

Visit The Cape Cod Lavender Farm

If you love all things pretty, we would highly recommend a trip to the Cape Cod Lavender Farm. 

This is a small family owned business so it is really nice to be able to support small (by buying some cool lavender products) while also enjoying the absolutely stunning scenery. The farm includes 11 secluded acres with over 7,000 plants. Also on the property are some really nice woodland walking trails. The farm is free to visit and open March-December.

If you want to see the best lavender, in peak color and bloom,  it is advisable to visit between late June to mid-July. Products available for purchase include divine lavender body butter, shampoo and sea salts.

Romantic Hotels in Cape Cod

This area has no shortage of romantic hotels, making it a perfect place for a romantic vacation.

The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s

This hotel is one of the best for couples in the area. It offers Tempur-Pedic mattresses in every room, private balconies, and hot tubs. It is also in a great location for exploring all that Cape Cod has to offer.

Bayside Resort Hotel

If you are looking for a hotel on the bay you simply cannot beat the The Bayside Resort Hotel which overlooks Lewis Bay. This hotel is also in the best spot for visiting Cape Cod Attractions including many golf courses and beaches. If you are looking to do some exploring Provincetown and Falmouth are a short drive away.

Chatham Bars Inn

The Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa is a good place to stay for couples and families alike. The Inn offers on site dinning and amazing views.

Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa

The Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa located in, Sandwich, the oldest town in Cape Cod is always a top choice for couples traveling to the area as it is just super romantic with canopy four-poster beds, fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs in every room. The on-site restaurant is also really popular for their local contemporary American Cuisine.

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Are you travelling from Boston?

If you are starting from Boston, one of the best (and most fun ways to travel to Cape Cod) is by high spreed ferry. Book your tickets here.

It takes only a 90-minute journey on a luxury catamaran to reach Cape Cod. If you are in Boston, you can check out our Boston Date Ideas before you leave.


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