As Cape Cod's transportation and commercial hub, Hyannis, Massachusetts is the gateway to the coastal region - Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard included - and is also known as a boating and fishing center. Savor fresh seafood, a slower pace, and small-town charm with a coastal getaway. Plan a family outing, a trip with friends, or a solo beach retreat and enjoy the fresh air.
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Its picturesque natural harbor and friendly locals delight tourists from around the world who come to town to visit historic institutions such as the Hyannis Armory, site of John F. Kennedy's victory speech after the 1960 presidential election. A Hyannis vacation rental is a great base from which to explore the town and surrounding serene beaches.
The village - one of seven in the town of Barnstable - boasts memorable sites and calming coastal scenes. Stroll through the streets of the HyArts Cultural District and admire galleries and art shanties. Music lovers will rejoice at the Cape Cod Symphony, which performs 10 masterpieces and 12 CapePOPS concerts at the 1400-seat Barnstable Performing Arts Center every season.
The John F. Kennedy Museum boasts multimedia exhibits celebrating the 35th U.S. President. Additionally, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum showcases paintings and relics commemorating the region's maritime past and present. The remains of the Sparrow-Hawk, a ship that wrecked off Cape Cod in 1626, are particularly memorable.
A visit to Hyannis wouldn't be complete without a jaunt to the beautiful harbor to watch the ships pass by. Three beaches are within walking distance from many of our Hyannis vacation rentals, all with stunning views of the sea and offering plenty of places to enjoy a picnic or gaze at a lovely sunset. Kalmus Beach is arguably the most popular, with sand dunes and seashells galore.
Windsurfers head here in the shoulder season, thanks to strong breezes. Orrin Keyes Beach is great for families due to its calm water and soft sand. Enjoy a period of quiet reflection at Veteran's Park Beach, which boasts two historical monuments and a small park with trees.
As the gateway to Cape Cod, Hyannis is in the heart of it all and so is your Hyannis, MA, vacation rental. Many visitors pass through on their way to other parts of the Cape or to the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, both of which are accessible via ferry (one hour trips than run five times a day in low and shoulder season, six times a day in high season) or a short Cape Air flight. The other villages of Barnstable are worth a visit, especially nearby Cotuit, which boasts the Cahoon Museum of American Art and the Cotuit Center for the Arts.
Whether it's combing for seashells, taking in a concert, or perusing small-town scenery, Hyannis can't be beat. Book a Hyannis, MA, vacation rental and discover the perfect getaway for your next Cape Cod adventure.