/
Close
Newsletters  | Mobile

Things to do in Chatham

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Chatham. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Chatham attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Chatham to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Chatham.

  • Aunt Lydia’s Cove

    Lying between the Chatham mainland and Tern Island, Aunt Lydia’s Cove and its sandbars and island beaches can be viewed from Shore Road and the Cha... More
  • Beachcomber Boat Tours

    The bright-yellow vessel operated by Beachcomber Boat Tours offers seal-watching tours or drop-offs of passengers at North Beach (and pickups later... More
  • Candy Manor

    This sweet shop serves fudge in every flavor, from plain vanilla to Marshmallow Fluff to Reese’s. More
  • Chatham Pottery

    Chatham Pottery sells heavy ceramic pieces emblazoned with mermaids, shells, and other maritime motifs. More
  • Chatham Squire

    If you’re in the mood for a pint and live music, head to this gritty nightspot, decorated with license plates from around the world. Local bands pe... More
  • Midsummer Nights

    Owners Missy Smith and Sarah Rhinesmith Buckley have a great sense of style. One of the front rooms in their ship captain’s house is devoted to sea... More
  • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

    Spread across three islands near Chatham, the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is a protected area for migratory birds and a popular place to walk.... More
  • Nantucket Wild Gourmet and Smokehouse

    Peter O’Donovan relocated from Ireland to open Chatham’s Nantucket Wild Gourmet & Smokehouse, where he cures heavenly organic salmon on-site. More
  • North Beach

    North Beach is the topic of Henry Beston’s Outermost House and Tim Wood’s Breakthrough: The Story of Chatham’s North Beach. A flat strip of barrier... More

Explore things to do in Cape Cod for more options.

Advertisement

Sign Up


Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition


Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement

Marketplace