Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Barnstable

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Barnstable. Renowned for its seafood restaurants, fishing and whale watching, this city welcomes all visitors. Cape Cod Museum of Art and Cape Cod Museum of Natural History are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, Vrbo has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Barnstable

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Barnstable a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cape Codder Water Park (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Hyannis Golf Course (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Wild Animal Lagoon (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Bayberry Hills Golf Course (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Putter's Paradise Miniature Golf (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Cape Cod Carousel (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Barnstable

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Barnstable is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Dennis Pond Conservation Area (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Sandy Neck Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Grays Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Lewis Bay (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Kalmus Beach (4.8 mi / 7.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Barnstable

Fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 26.2 mi (42.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Barnstable?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,111 vacation rentals near Barnstable. From 1,909 houses to 204 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Barnstable for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Barnstable?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Barnstable:

  • Brant Point: 261 vacation rentals
  • Nantucket Town: 448 vacation rentals
  • Katama: 257 vacation rentals
  • West Brewster: 120 vacation rentals
  • Cliff: 277 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Barnstable?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Barnstable. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Barnstable Harbor: 3,721 vacation rentals
  • Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary: 3,729 vacation rentals
  • Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Museum: 3,542 vacation rentals
  • Coast Guard Heritage Museum: 3,699 vacation rentals
  • Barnstable Old Gaol: 3,701 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Barnstable listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Barnstable?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 1,909 Houses in Barnstable. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Barnstable include:

  • Cottages: 204 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 204 rentals available
  • Flats: 167 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Barnstable?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 253 vacation rentals with pool available in Barnstable. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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