Hyannis, MA

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Hyannis showing a marina and a bay or harbor

Explore beaches, shop for Cape Cod souvenirs or sail the waters around this coastal village, which was the preferred vacation spot of former president John. F. Kennedy. 

Spend a leisurely morning enjoying a coffee on Hyannis’s Main Street before heading to one of the city’s many beaches for an afternoon stroll. Rent a boat and explore the coastal scenery or explore Cape Cod by rail on the Cape Cod Central Railway. You won’t miss the fact that John. F. Kennedy used to spend vacations here, with a museum and memorial sites that pay respects to the former president.

Hyannis residents are proud of the town’s association with John F. Kennedy. Find out more in the J.F.K Hyannis Museum that explores his family’s time in the town and remembers his life. Pay your own respects by taking a walk to the memorial in his honor near the water on Ocean Street. Stop to enjoy great views across the harbor.

The large natural harbor means that almost all who visit here will take to the water in one way or another. Use the ferry service to explore the nearby Nantucket Island or Martha’s Vineyard. Rent a kayak or a boat and cruise around the calm waters.

Main Street Waterfront District and the parallel South Street are where you’ll find the majority of the town’s businesses. Browse the galleries, drink in the cafés and pick up souvenirs in the gift shops. Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss Toad Hall Classic Sports Car museum, which features old Porches, Ferraris, Jaguars and more.

Visit in summer and spend a day on one of the nearby beaches. Kalmus, Loop Beach and Veteran’s Park Beach are all local favorites. In the chilly winters the pretty waterfront spots are popular for long walks, making Hyannis a great vacation destination year-round.

Hyannis is the largest of the seven villages that make up Barnstable town in Massachusetts and it is also the busiest. It is the transport hub for the region, so if you are visiting anywhere on Cape Cod you will almost certainly pass through. The town is 71 miles (114 kilometers) south of Boston and 254 miles (409 kilometers) northeast of New York City.

Hyannis Plaza Hotel
Hyannis Plaza Hotel
2.5 out of 5
662 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $88 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in the heart of Hyannis, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cape Cod Carousel, Twin Brooks Golf Course, and St. Francis Xavier Church. Cape ...
3.2/5 (184 reviews)
"It was niece and quite. I was there’s a couple years ago and it look like they did some remodeling."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Hyannis Plaza Hotel
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Cape Codder Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
1225 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $121 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
This family-friendly Hyannis resort is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hyannis Golf Course, Cape Cod Carousel and Cape Cod Baseball Hall of Fame. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (962 reviews)
"Nice location and enjoyable stay overall. Hidden fees though, had to pay a resort fee upon checking out - no mention of this when checking in. Was pre-charged $50 per night for “accidental charges to the room” makes no sense."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Best Western Cape Cod Hotel
Best Western Cape Cod Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1470 Iyannough Rd. Rt 132, Hyannis, MA
The price is $105 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
This family-friendly hotel is located in the city center, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hyannis Golf Course, Cape Cod Baseball Hall of Fame, and Cape Cod Carousel. Cape ...
3.5/5 Good! (814 reviews)
"The property was comfortable and reasonable"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Best Western Cape Cod Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cape Winds Resort, a VRI resort
Cape Winds Resort, a VRI resort
3.5 out of 5
657 W Main Street, Hyannis, MA
The price is $89 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in the heart of Hyannis, this condo resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cape Cod Melody Tent, Craigville Beach, and St. Francis Xavier Church. John F. Kennedy ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (282 reviews)
"This property was nice and quiet. I arrived after the office closed but they sent me email where to find my key which was easy to find. I would stay here again."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Cape Winds Resort, a VRI resort
Great Comfortable Private Studio
Great Comfortable Private Studio
Hyannis, MA
Situated in Hyannis, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hyannis Golf Course, Barnstable Performing Arts Center, and Cape Cod Melody Tent. Twin ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Very responsive
"A very nice little place for a weekend on the cape. Ana was incredibly helpful when we had questions, and she always responded quickly!"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Great Comfortable Private Studio
Walk to 3 local beaches in minutes!
Walk to 3 local beaches in minutes!
Hyannis, MA
Located in the heart of Hyannis, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Keyes Memorial Beach, John F. Kennedy Memorial, and Keyes Beach. Kalmus Beach ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Wonderful stay
"My wife and I (in our 60’s) stayed at the house for 8 nights. Our Golden retriever came too. The house was clean and pleasant. We stayed in the master bedroom which is upstairs. There is another bedroom downstairs with twin beds which we did not use. There is also an enclosed porch with a pull out ..."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Walk to 3 local beaches in minutes!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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