Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Sandwich

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Fun for kids and adults alike, the 100-acre Heritage Museums & Gardens sports a superb vintage automobile collection in a Shaker-style round barn, an authentic 1908 carousel (rides free with admission) and unusu…
Waterfront in Sandwich

Sandwich Boardwalk

A local favorite that's missed by most visitors, this wooden-plank boardwalk extends a scenic 1350ft across an expansive marsh to Town Neck Beach. The beach itself is a bit rocky – so-so for swimming but perfect for…
Museum in Sandwich

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

This is a lovely mixed bag of family-friendly attractions: a nature center surrounded by walking trails; a small museum dedicated to Thornton W Burgess, the Sandwich native who wrote the Peter Cottontail series of c…
Museum in Sandwich

Sandwich Glass Museum

Sandwich glass, now prized by collectors, had its heyday in the 19th century, and this heritage is artfully displayed in this excellent, sprawling museum. But it's not just a period glass collection – there are also…
Deli in Sandwich

Brown Jug

Prime picnic supplies can be found at this specialty food store that also serves as wine purveyor and cafe. Wood-fired pizzas make for a perfect pit stop.
Canal in Sandwich

Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod isn't connected by land to the mainland, but it's not exactly an island, or at least wasn't until the Cape Cod Canal was dug in 1914. The 7-mile-long canal saves ships from having to sail an extra 135 miles…
Visitor Center in Sandwich

Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center

For the scoop on the how, what and why of Cape Cod Canal, stop by the visitor center, near the Sandwich Marina, where interactive exhibits capture the interest of kids. Follow your visit with a 10-minute walk along …
Modern American in Sandwich

Belfry Inn & Bistro

If you like quirky, this restaurant (in the B&B of the same name) occupies the sanctuary of a former church and is one of the Cape's more unusual fine-dining spots. The changing menu of New American cuisine stra…
Cafe in Sandwich

Dunbar House

Tucked amid gardens, a swan pond and period homes, the tea room resembles a Victorian-era movie set. The crumpets, cream teas and classical music just add to the setting. Drop by for a spot of tea or enjoy a leisure…
Seafood in Sandwich

Seafood Sam's

Opposite the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, Sam's is a good, simple family choice for fish and chips, fried clams and lobster rolls. The $7 kids' menu adds to the appeal, as do the outdoor picnic tables, placed perf…