Orleans Cape Cod Travel Guide

Visit Orleans, the preferred Cape Cod destination. Discover the best hotels, restaurants, and things to do with this highly curated Orleans travel guide.

Awards Orleans Has Received

  • One of Seven Great American Beach Towns – National Geographic Traveler
  • Nauset Beach & Skaket Beach: Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor
  • A Cape Cod For All Seasons – National Geographic Traveler
  • Runner Up in the 2017 America’s Happiest Seaside Town Contest – Coastal Living Magazine
  • Top 25 Best Beach Towns in New England – Yankee Magazine
  • Skaket Beach: Best Kid-Friendly Beaches in Cape Cod – Family Vacation Critic
  • Best Cape Cod Sunset

Twelve Reasons to Travel to Orleans

  1. 130+ Shops, 300+ Hotel Rooms, 150+ Vacation Rentals
  2. 40+ Dining Spots
  3. Cultural Ditrict with 15+ Galleries
  4. Bay & Atlantic Beaches
  5. Seal Tours, Kayak & SUP Tours
  6. Sailing Schools
  7. Surfing & Board Rentals
  8. Charter Fishing & Boat Rentals
  9. Museums & Historic Walking Tours
  10. Major Stop on the Rail Trail
  11. Candlepin Bowling & Mini Golf
  12. Ice Skating

American Road Magazine Features Orleans!

In their Autumn issue, American Road magazine featured Orleans in a story titled “American Road’s Thoreau-Goes-to-Cape-Cod Route” “FOLLOWING HENRY DAVID FROM WALDEN POND TO PROVINCETOWN Ah, autumn on Cape Cod. Everything is paradise and sand, except when it’s angry and … Read more

Fox 25 Zip Trip Comes to Orleans July 4th 2014

Each Friday throughout the summer, Fox 25 zip-trips to towns and cities across New England. On Friday July 4th 2014, FOX25 Morning News Anchors Gene Lavanchy, Sara Underwood, Daniel Miller and Sorboni Banerjee, Meteorologist Shiri Spear along with FOX25’s “Around … Read more

MassVacation.com Features Rock Harbor, Orleans

he Mass Office of Travel and Tourism posted an article highlighting the year-round beauty of Rock Harbor titled “Rock Harbor: An Off-Season Gem on Cape Cod.” Here is an excerpt from the article: “The ‘season’ on Cape Cod typically lasts … Read more

The Boston Globe Features Orleans and Goose Hummock Shop

The Boston Globe published an interview with Dawson Farber, who runs the Outdoor Center at Goose Hummock Shop about recreational boating in Orleans. Here is an excerpt from the article: “Further out on the Cape, Dawson Farber runs the Outdoor … Read more

National Geographic Traveler names Orleans an “Original American idyll”

In the  June/July 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveler, “In Praise of the American Beach Town” Orleans was selected as an “Original America idyll”. The article beautifully describes what makes Orleans so special. See more in the print edition, and see the … Read more