Nobska Lighthouse in Cape Cod on a snowy Winter day

6 Ideas for a Romantic Winter Getaway on Cape Cod

It’s Winter on Cape Cod! While most people associate the Cape with its beaches and summer activities, many are surprised to learn how fun and cozy Cape Cod can be in the middle of winter. As 2021 inspires the promise of global travel, it is possible to stay closer to home while still enjoying a short but much needed break from the day to day routine. Why not plan a romantic winter getaway to Cape Cod? Whether you’re looking for a private staycation or an adventurous outdoor weekend away, we’ve got some great ideas to help you plan your next romantic winter getaway visit to the historic The Inn at Yarmouth Port.

Visit The Cape Cod Museum of Art

The Cape Cod Museum of Art is located just a short drive from the Inn. Opening in 1981 to shine a light on Cape Cod’s artists, the museum also preserves art that captures the Cape’s unique landscape and culture. The museum has seven art galleries, a museum shop and an outdoor sculpture garden. There are often musical events, classes and even movie events, so be sure to check their events calendar to see what’s happening during your stay!

Looking over a dune at the beach after a storm on Cape Cod, Wellfleet MA.

Hike and Explore the Natural Cape

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Cape offers a wide variety of options even in the colder winter months. Luckily, our 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.

A trip to Truro Vineyards and the Atlantic Spice Company  just next door rounds out the day. The Cape Cod Rail Trail offers 22.5 miles of easy bike riding to explore. Sometimes, a simple beach drive is just what’s needed to clear your head and help you reconnect. Do not miss the boardwalk at Gray’s Beach for the most romantic sunset on Cape Cod.

Take a Class at Cotuit Center For the Arts

Taking to time to learn a new skill with your loved one is one of the most fun and romantic activities ever! Luckily, the Cotuit Center for the Arts has a wide variety of online or campus based classes to choose from. Guest favorites have included painting, ceramics at the new McGraw Ceramic Studio and a ukulele class. Check their class schedule for availability and reservations.

Learn About Cape Cod Pirates

Did you know that Cape Cod had pirates? What could be more romantic than pirates? The Shipwreck of The Whydah, represents an authentic 17th and 18th century Atlantic Ocean pirate ship. Thousands of artifacts are housed within the museum dedicated to recreating the life and times of Cape Cod pirates. Before you think its just for children, think again.

While the thoughtful curation is interesting to all, perhaps the best part of the museum is the working lab where scientists who are still actively removing artifacts from the wreckage, are preserving pieces. You can speak with them directly and even ask questions. A must, for all pirate and restoration lovers. You must buy advanced tickets to the museum to tour.

Beef steak with grilled vegetables served on white plate

Dine Your Way Through the Culinary Cape

The Cape is well known for its excellent cuisine that is as varied as it is unique. Even in the winter, the Culinary Cape serves up many romantic dine-in and take-out options for guests to enjoy during their stay. Many of our local favorite dining spots are open during the off-season and a list of some of our favorites can be found here

If you’d rather eat at your home away from home, you may like our Dine Like Royalty service. We will pick up your ordered take out, plate and serve it to you in our beautiful dining room. You’ll also be treated daily to a scrumptious multi-course breakfast and daily baked goods that are individually wrapped a labeled just for you!

The Wellfleet Room at The Inn at Yarmouth Port

Relax at the Inn at Yarmouth Port

Why not make the historic Inn at Yarmouth Port the center of your romantic winter getaway? With Valentine’s Day almost here, it’s easy to design the perfect cozy getaway for you and your partner. Adding items like roses, a celebration cake or a box of chocolates is a simple click at check-out or if you’d rather leave it to us, choose our Valentines Special Getaway Package .

Explore Cape Cod and have grand adventures by day. Snuggle in the comfort of your your room with a book from our local antique book store located just two doors down from the Inn. Take an afternoon stroll through the village of Yarmouth Port and along the shoreline. Head off to a lovely local dinner then come back to the Inn to enjoy your daily baked treats! Whether you venture out or stay close by, you’re in for a luxurious stay filled with New England charm. You deserve to relax and rejuvenate at The Inn at Yarmouth Port. All Covid-19 safety protocols are in place. When planning your stay, be sure to contact establishments as hours and days of operation during the winter months can change without notice.

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