Orleans

Orleans Travel Guide

Articles about Orleans

By Travel + Leisure Staff
By Peter Smith
My dad, a dyed-in-the-wool Massachusetts Yankee, used to react forcefully every time he heard that Patti Paige song "Old Cape Cod," the one that goes, "You're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod." He didn't like it one bit. Not just because of ...
By Madison Cox
In July, my friend Jennifer and I decided to drive from Manhattan to Cape Cod so that she could capture the dunes and the Japanese black pines in pastel and I could explore a part of New England I'd never seen. The only hitch was, we were determin...
By Jennifer Bartlett
In July, my friend Jennifer and I decided to drive from Manhattan to Cape Cod so that she could capture the dunes and the Japanese black pines in pastel and I could explore a part of New England I'd never seen. The only hitch was, we were determin...

Hotels in Orleans

Little Inn on Pleasant Bay in South Orleans is down the road next to a cranberry bog, and sits high on a hill with fantastic views of the shoreline. White slipcovered furniture and pickled-wood ceilings create a beachy vibe.

Restaurants in Orleans

Cap’t Cass Rock Harbor Seafood is a funky BYOB in Orleans with wood floors, shelves lined with old seashells, handwritten menus taped to the walls, and colorful buoys covering the exterior. Get there on time because the hours are strict (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

Things to do in Orleans

A symphony of chirping welcomes you to this bird-lovers paradise. The staff has tons of personality—if you tell them a joke, they’ll give you a free pencil.