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Things to do on Cape Cod during Father’s Day Weekend

closeup parade of antique luxury shiny carsLucky for dads, Father’s Day on Cape Cod usually means summer has arrived! That means warm weather and sunshine that allows for many outdoor activities, beaches, and dining on beautiful patios. What better way to spend Father’s Day than spending it with Dad on Cape Cod.  Play golf, go on a brewery tour, go fishing, go look at some cars, and enjoy a family dinner. Cape Cod offers so many great opportunities to celebrate dad. Here are some ideas on how to make this Father’s Day special.

Head to look at some cars

Talking about cars, looking at cars, driving cars – all things dad loves. Visit the beautiful Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich. The museum features 41 outstanding antique and classic automobiles in excellent original or restored condition. This one-of-a-kind classic car collection showcase how automobiles transformed America. Get close and personal with these fascinating machines, learn what it takes to maintain this world-class collection, and have all your classic car questions answered. Before you go, check their event calendar for special happenings.  Free admission for dads on Father’s Day! 

Take dad to a game  

What better way to kick off the summer than take in this classic tradition and enjoy some time with dad. The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premier college summer league that gives you the rare opportunity to watch future MLB stars. These young college players aspire to develop from the Cape Cod Baseball League to MLB. Small, intimate ballparks, great local flavor, excellent baseball, and it’s so exciting to watch! The atmosphere is always fun, intimate, and laidback perfect for bonding with dad over baseball. The Chatham Anglers play around the corner from the Inn, just a five-minute walk.  

Take dad fishing

Go fishing, or kayaking, or sailing! There are so many water activities to choose from when on Cape Cod so you and dad can have a day out on the water together. Reserve a charter boat and go on a fishing adventure. The Rock Harbor Charter Services consist of 10 fully equipped sportfishing charter boats that fish the waters of Cape Cod Bay for striped bass, bluefish, shark, and bluefin tuna from Rock Harbor in Orleans. If you are looking for a more relaxing water experience go sailing. Whether you are planning on a leisurely afternoon trip or magical sunset, Cape Cod Sailing Charters in Chatham will give you a memory that will last a lifetime. Take dad on a scenic oyster farm tour after your day on the water. Harvest your own oysters which you will enjoy in a private raw bar on the Oyster River. You can also plan a fun day out taking a seal or a whale watching tour.

Take dad golfing

A round of golf at any of the Cape’s pristine courses is always a guaranteed Dad-pleaser. Located in downtown Chatham just minutes from the Inn, the Chatham Seaside Links golf course offers amazing ocean views and it’s perfect for a father and son outing. The 9-hole course has a challenging layout, it’s easy to walk and offers a tremendous value and greens that rival that of some of the best private courses.

Go on a Cape Cod brewery tour

Let’s face it, dads like beer. And we have amazing breweries on Cape Cod. Share a flight at Cape Cod Beer, Devils’ Purse, or Hog Island Beer. Cape Cod Beer has a flavor for every palate and it’s the oldest brewery. Devil’s Purse offers fresh, hand-crafted beer in refreshing flavors such as Berry Ale and Rose Ale. Check out their fun outdoor beer patio. If you want to surprise dad even more you can book a unique craft beer tour. Tap Tastings is a Cape Cod-based company that specializes in private excursions for all occasions.

Take dad to a seafood restaurant

We all know the old saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. What is better than Cape Cod seafood on Father’s Day? Dine on seafood and amazing views at Sesuit Harbor Café in Dennis, a lobster roll at Chatham Fish Pier, and Cape Cod Potato Chip Crusted Fish and Chips at Ocean House.  You can also enjoy great casual lunch at Kream & Kone, Impudent Oyster, or Mac’s Seafood all in Chatham. Make sure you try the Cape’s staple dishes of clam chowder, fried clams & steamed lobster.

 Hyannis Main Street Father’s Day Car Show

This local activity is so much fun! The only day of the year that Main Street is closed to normal car traffic and open to the public to take in the sights (lots of cool vintage cars!). Stores and restaurants are still open for shopping and grabbing a bite, there’s even a craft fair on the village green.

Take advantage of the summer weather, dad’s company, and all that beautiful Cape Cod has to offer. The Old Harbor Inn offers the best of Cape Cod’s charm and modern comfort. Our luxurious room, high-end amenities, and homemade breakfast are the perfect backdrop for a Father’s Day getaway. We’re happy to help you plan an unforgettable Father’s Day itinerary, book tickets, arrange trips, and give more fun suggestions.   

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