Top things to do

Top Choice Brewery in Hyannis

Cape Cod Beer

Not just a place for beer connoisseurs (although they'll be pretty happy), this brewery is a fun spot to while away some time. Free brewery tours happen daily (except Sunday) at 11am, but you can stop in for tasting…
Top Choice Museum in Hyannis

John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum

Hyannis has been the summer home of the Kennedy clan for generations. Back in the day, JFK spent his summers here – times that are beautifully documented at this museum with photographs and video, from JFK's childho…
Top Choice Bakery in Hyannis

Pain D'Avignon

It's not in the likeliest of locations (out by the airport, off MA 132), but seek this place out for a delectable slice of Paris. Patisserie favorites beckon in the morning, but more leisurely options like omelets a…
Top Choice Seafood in Hyannis

Naked Oyster

Low food miles are key at this upmarket joint, where the eponymous bivalves come from the restaurant's oyster farm in Barnstable Harbor. They keep fine company in the raw bar: shrimp, littlenecks, lobster. The menu …
Seafood in Hyannis

Tumi

If you love seafood but you're hankering for something a little different, seek out this hidden Italian-Peruvian gem. Take your pick from nine kinds of ceviche (including vegetarian), as well as other raw shellfish,…
Pizza in Hyannis

Pizza Barbone

Take a break from seafood at this stylishly rustic pizza palace, doling out delicious Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizzas from its wood-fired oven. Toppings are high-quality, like mushroom with rosemary, smoked mozza…
Music in Hyannis

Pops by the Sea

This concert on the village green on the second Sunday in August features the Boston Pops Orchestra and a celebrity guest conductor. It's the Cape’s single largest cultural event. Tickets on the lawn are $20.
Factory in Hyannis

Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory

These much-admired chips are of the potato, not the computer, variety, so although they won’t work in your laptop, they’ll taste good in your gateway. The factory has a self-guided tour; in effect, it's just observi…
Beach in Hyannis

Veterans Beach

The closest beach to Hyannis' Main St, Veterans Beach is a favorite with families thanks to the playground facilities, picnic tables and shallow waters. Parking costs $20 in summer.The north side of the beach is als…
Mediterranean in Hyannis

Bistrot de Soleil

It keeps somewhat odd hours (dinner served from 3:30pm?) and the decor is far from slick, but the food is excellent and the prix-fixe deal is great (three courses $26 to $40, served nightly but only until 6pm on Fri…