The Courtyard Resort is located in downtown Hyannis, a short distance from beaches, golf courses, tennis courts and the docks. Hyannis is the largest of seven villages in the Town of Barnstable, Mass., on Cape Cod. This area features two important shopping districts — the historic downtown Main Street and the Route 132 commercial district, which includes Cape Cod Mall. Due to its large natural harbor, Hyannis is the largest recreational boating port and second largest commercial fishing port on Cape Cod.
And it is the water that makes the Cape the famous destination. The world famous beaches are perfect for long walks, finding seashells, swimming, snorkeling and even surfing! Many beaches are equipped with rest rooms and snack bars/mobile canteens. On the water, several companies offer boat tours and fishing excursions, as nothing beats a day sailing on the Cape! Unless, of course, you are lucky enough to spot some humpback whales, which are generally found in the area between April and September.
Back on dry land, Cape Cod is home to fourteen picturesque lighthouses. While the climb up circular stairs to the top of a lighthouse tower is not for the squeamish or for those afraid of heights most lighthouses have interesting stories related to their history, and the views are unbeatable. Some lighthouses have regular open hours, and others are only open on special occasion, so please check if you want to visit. Of course, just touring the Cape's lighthouses is always enjoyable.
Further inland, Hyannis is home to the John F. Kennedy Museum. This museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to reflect John F. Kennedy, his family, his friends and the Cape Cod he so dearly loved. The Cape is also home to several other museums and art galleries, including the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, and the Heritage Museum and Gardens, which fosters the appreciation, preservation and stewardship of America's culture and horticulture.
Back at the resort, the Courtyard Resort offers an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, sun deck, and restaurant that presents live entertainment during the summer season. Within a mile of the resort are a grocery store, health club, medical facilities, restaurants and shopping. And the courtyard for which the resort is named for offers barbecues, perfect for dining al fresco on crisp, New England evenings.
Yes, there is a reason why the New England elite loves the Cape and come back every year. But you do not have to be a Kennedy to enjoy the beneifits of great beaches, golf, shopping, and dining. Just visit the Courtyard Resort right in the middle of all Cape Cod has to offer.