Rainy Days in Yarmouth

retail store with an open sign

No matter how much time or effort you put into vacation planning, there’s one thing you can’t plan on: the weather. Even if you close your eyes real hard and wish, the clouds may swarm, the rain may hit, and your waterproof sunscreen may wash right off. Though there’s not much you can do to prevent the sky from weeping, a little planning will make sure a spell of rain won’t cast a shadow on your overall experience.

And lucky for you, you’re visiting Yarmouth, a Cape Cod beach town that’s more than just a beach. With culture, entertainment, shopping, and dining, a rainy day that’s more than enough to keep your keister from soaking on a soggy cushion all day.

Consider this your guide to a rainy day in Yarmouth. We’ve done the work for you. All you have to do is enjoy!

Arts, Culture, & History

Every year, visitors trek from all over to experience the unique culture of Yarmouth and the Cape, a culture that’s developed over centuries. Spend the day immersed in our rich history bouncing from museum to gallery to get to know Yarmouth on a more intimate level. Exhibits cover art, science, literature, maritime history, and some of the baddest baddies to ever sail the seas. And you’d be remiss to miss out on the beautiful colonial architecture preserved in our historic district along Route 6A. Behold the sights, inhale the culture, and stay dry all at once!

artist at work in front of colorful paintings

Every year, visitors trek from all over to experience the unique culture of Yarmouth and the Cape, a culture that’s developed over centuries. Spend the day immersed in our rich history bouncing from museum to gallery to get to know Yarmouth on a more intimate level. Exhibits cover art, science, literature, maritime history, and some of the baddest baddies to ever sail the seas. And you’d be remiss to miss out on the beautiful colonial architecture preserved in our historic district along Route 6A. Behold the sights, inhale the culture, and stay dry all at once!

Entertainment

close-up of bowling balls in the return at a bowling alley

Yarmouth is primed with exciting indoor activities that will keep you from waiting out a storm in your room. Bowling, arcades, tennis, and a whole host of thrilling family-friendly amusement awaits. Witness tear-inducing drama or gut-busting laughs performed by local theater companies. If you’re bursting with extra energy, try your hand at gymnastics, laser tag, escape rooms or play some pick-up at one of our many athletic clubs. There’s so much fun to go around, no amount of rain will dampen your spirits.

Shopping

When the weatherperson predicts droplets, it’s time to come to town and shop ‘til your tote bags drop. Yarmouth is home to a community of artisans, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs who offer handmade jewelry, décor and other niche products. Sort between antiques, boutiques, specialty stores and mom and pop shops for hidden vacation treasures. You never know what you’ll find, except that you won’t find it anywhere else.

Dining

lobster roll with pickle slaw and chips

On a rainy day, eat your way around the Cape with a self-guided food tour. Sample local delicacies like fresh from the ocean oysters, a warm bowl of award-winning clam chowder or a classic New England lobster roll—we eat a lot of seafood. From brunch to bakeries, freshly-caught dinner to a soft-served delight, you’ll be able to keep your itinerary as full as your belly. Between bites, keep the energy going and the good vibes flowing with help from the town’s restaurants featuring live music. You’ll truly get a unique taste of life in Yarmouth.

Life’s a beach, but your day doesn’t have to be with this “break in case of emergency” guide to a rainy day in Yarmouth. May fair winds and calm seas be with you.