Holidaymakers looking for an exciting vacation on the Atlantic coast may like to try Yarmouth in Massachusetts, USA. There are many interesting things to do and see in this town located within the Cape Cod area of the state in the north east of the country. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments and B&Bs.
This delightful coastal town has several public freshwater and saltwater beaches, where holidaymakers can sunbathe and swim. Numerous watersports can be done at Yarmouth and the neighboring towns including boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and surfing. Fishing is very popular in Yarmouth with 28 freshwater ponds here and many opportunities for saltwater fishing too.
There are several golf courses in and around the area including 18-hole courses at Bass River Golf Course and Bayberry Hills Golf Course. Holidaymakers will also find tennis courts, basketball courts and archery available at Flax Pond in South Yarmouth. Many other activities can be found here for all the family including theme parks and amusement centers.
Numerous restaurants, bars and inns are located in the town offering a wide range of cuisine ranging from seafood to Italian pasta. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the supermarkets in the area. Many shops are situated in the Cape Cod area selling an array of souvenir items such as antiques, arts and crafts and much more besides.
Instruction, entertainment and exhibitions in art can be found at The Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Visitors to the area may also like to watch a musical or concert at Cape Cod Playhouse in Dennis Village or the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. Various boat trips are offered here too, taking visitors around the harbour and beyond as well as on whale watching excursions.
There are many museums to visit in Cape Cod such as the Sandwich Glass Museum and Cape Cod’s Children’s Museum in Mashpee. In Yarmouth itself tourists have a good choice of historic sites to visit such as Judah Baker Windmill, Baxter Grist Mill, Yarmouth New Church and Tufts Gatehouse.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average high temperature of 26 degrees centigrade, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average high temperature of 0 degrees centigrade and average low of -10. October and November are generally the wettest months of the year with an average of 11.3 and 11.7 centimetres respectively per month.
Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston is approximately a one hour and twenty minute drive from Yarmouth. The airport has flights to major cities such as Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Rome as well as Los Angeles, New York, Washington and many other U.S destinations. Passengers can hire a car from various companies located at the airport and taxis are available from outside the terminal buildings.