Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Orleans

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Orleans. This city's seafood restaurants, baseball games and university setting draw many visitors. Nauset Lighthouse and Cape Cod Museum of Natural History are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Orleans

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Orleans a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. 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 Escape Adventure Golf (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Captain's Cove Golf Course (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Captains Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Arnold's Mini Golf (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Chatham Seaside Links (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Poit's Lighthouse Mini Golf (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Orleans

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 23°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Orleans

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Orleans is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nauset Beach (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Skaket Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Nickerson State Park (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Crosby Landing Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Fox Hill (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Cape Cod National Seashore (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Orleans

Fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), the closest airport, located 18 mi (28.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), which is 24.6 mi (39.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Orleans Town?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,202 holiday rentals near Orleans Town. From 2,488 Houses to 367 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Orleans Town is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Orleans Town?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Orleans Town:

  • East Orleans: 333 holiday homes
  • South Orleans: 81 holiday homes
  • West Dennis: 1,268 holiday homes
  • North Eastham: 703 holiday homes
  • East Dennis: 326 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Orleans Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Orleans Town. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Nauset Beach: 4,297 holiday rentals
  • Academy of Performing Arts: 4,623 holiday rentals
  • Nauset Inlet: 4,361 holiday rentals
  • French Cable Station Museum: 4,582 holiday rentals
  • Orleans Bowling Center: 4,698 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Orleans Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,488 Houses in Orleans Town. Our other popular types of Orleans Town holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 367 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 367 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 367 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Orleans Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 289 holiday homes with pool available in Orleans Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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