Hyannis is one of the main hubs on Cape Cod. In fact, some consider it to be the island's main overall hub, as the commercial and transportation options are quite complete. You will find the only real Cape Cod shopping mall in Hyannis, for example, and as far as transportation is concerned, the village provides the main point of origin for ferry boats that are bound for nearby Nantucket.
Hyannis is the largest village in Barnstable, which in turn is the largest city on the island of Cape Cod. It is also Barnstable's central business district, and just one mile north of its core is the Barnstable Municipal Airport. This airport is certainly the Cape Cod airline hub, not to mention the airline hub of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Both charter flights and commercial flights serve the Barnstable Municipal Airport, and it is also used for general aviation purposes. For those who are more interested in the Hyannis Massachusetts ferries, they offer connections to both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, with the village's large harbor being the point of origin.
The large natural harbor at Hyannis is a hotspot for boats of all kinds. Catamarans, many of which are destined for the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, ply the waters, and a local small cruise company provides harbor tours and trips to Martha's Vineyard. The tours highlight the famed Kennedy Compound in residential Hyannis Port.
Due in part to the size of Hyannis Harbor and the fact that it is home to the Hyannis Yacht Club, it is Cape Cod's largest recreational boating hot spot. You can find the yacht club on one end of Veterans Beach, which is just one more attraction that helps to make Hyannis Massachusetts such an alluring destination. There is pretty much something for everyone in Hyannis when it comes down to it, and this is bolstered by the fact that the village is home to both a JFK Memorial and the JFK Hyannis Museum.
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a must-visit for Cape Cod visitors who have an interest in past Presidents and American culture in general. A multimedia museum, it offers wonderful insight into the Kennedy family's relation to the island, with a special focus put on JFK. Photographs that date from the 1930s through the 1960s are among the things that are on display, and time should be made for the Walter Cronkite-narrated film. 397 Main Street is where you can find the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, while the JFK Memorial is situated next to Veterans Beach.
There are many reasons why Hyannis is such a popular Cape Cod destination. Craigville Beach isn't far away, for example, and the village serves as the primary hub for the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority. This transit operation offers the only public-transit bus system in all of Cape Cod. Also helping to make the village so enticing are its budget-friendly lodging choices. The relatively numerous Hyannis hotels include some of the best cheap hotels in Cape Cod. The local motels can also help travelers save considerably on accommodation rates, and for those who prefer staying at a Cape Cod vacation rental, there are options there as well in Hyannis.