When you want to get away for an overdue romantic interlude, a trip to Cape Cod is the perfect place to get lost in love for a few days! And January and February can be the best times to visit. Miles of pristine beaches, quaint villages, fabulous restaurants, and a thriving arts scene provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Need inspiration? Here’s our top 10 list for your perfect romantic Cape Cod winter getaway.
#10 Toast to Each Other – Fireside
Even in the winter, the Culinary Cape serves up romantic dining options. Enjoy a cozy meal by the fire at two of our favorites – the Old Yarmouth Inn, with its 1696 pedigree, excellent fare, and entertaining service, or the contemporary, comfortable, and creative Scargo Café.
For more recommendations, check out our list of the 7 Cape Cod Restaurants You Must Try.
#9 Keep the Love Light Burning
If you’re looking for spectacular views that fire the imagination and stories that tug at your heartstrings, visit the legendary Cape Cod lighthouses. The grounds at Three Sisters of Nauset and Nobska Point Lighthouse – our favorites – are open to the public in the off-season.
#8 Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket
Did you know that part of the Cape’s appeal is also found in its proximity to two legendary islands? That’s right. Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are just a day trip away from Cape Cod and The Inn at Yarmouth Port.
We’ve created your perfect itinerary.
#7 Savor a Spectacular Cape Cod Sunset!
There’s nothing more romantic or relaxing than watching Mother Nature tuck everyone in for the night. Cape Cod sunsets are said to be the most spectacular on the planet. There are several choice spots near The Inn at Yarmouth Port to set up camp and watch the display. Grays Beach and Boardwalk, Mayflower Beach, and Taylor Bray Farm are a few of our favorites!
#6 Arrrrrr You Ready for Adventure?
What could be more romantic than pirates? Freedom! Danger! Raucous living! Visit the Shipwreck of The Whydah, an authentic representation of a 17th and 18th century Atlantic Ocean pirate ship. Thousands of artifacts are housed within this museum dedicated to recreating the life and times of Cape Cod pirates. Check out the working lab where scientists are actively removing artifacts from the wreckage and preserving them. A must for all pirate and restoration lovers.
#5 Travel Hand in Hand Along Historic 6A
No agenda. No time frames. Just the two of you exploring the Cape’s Old King’s Highway. Historic Route 6A is a National Scenic Byway – on the distinguished list of American roads treasured for their distinctive scenic and historical character. Antiques, stunning vistas, beaches, quaint villages, eclectic shops, and trendy restaurants. Route 6A has them all!
Here’s a sampling of our favorites.
#4 Learn Something New Together at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Use your romantic Cape Cod winter getaway to spark your curiosity or strike up a new hobby together. Why not take a class offered by the Cotuit Center for the Arts? Guest favorites have included painting, ceramics at the McGraw Ceramic Studio, and a ukulele class. Check their class schedule for availability and reservations.
#3 Lose Yourselves in Art
With seven art galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden featuring art that captures the Cape’s unique landscape and culture, the Cape Cod Museum of Art is the perfect spot to lose yourselves in the moment.
#2 Get the Heart Pumping
Cape Cod’s milder winters often produce warmer days suitable for hiking, walking hand in hand, and simply exploring what we call the Natural Cape! The National Seashore is a lovely way to spend an afternoon, and the Cape Cod Rail Trail offers more than 20 miles of easy bike riding to explore.
#1 Stay at a Romantic Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast
A world away from the everyday, the award-winning, upscale, yet casual Inn at Yarmouth Port offers a cozy, welcoming vibe and creates the time and space you need to rediscover the meaning of romance.
New England Today features us as a “Best Cape Cod Winter Getaway.” Trip Advisor reviews put us in the top 10% of hotels worldwide. Cape Cod Life awarded us the 2021 silver designation for best of Cape Cod B&Bs. And LUXLife Magazine rated us 2021 Cape Cod B&B of the year.
Romance is always in the air at The Inn at Yarmouth Port! Take advantage of our off-season rates. Relax, go out to dinner, see a show, sleep in luxurious surroundings, eat a gourmet breakfast, and reconnect.