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Cape Cod Travel Guide

About Cape Cod

Charming cottages, a pristine shoreline, and a lively spirit draw visitors to Cape Cod year after year. Though many come for the beaches, they're quickly swept away by the beautiful greenery and enchanting fishing villages that dot the peninsula. Cape Cod is also replete with historical intrigue, as it marks the first North American landing place of the pilgrims of the colonial age.

Some of the most popular attractions in Cape Cod include:

  • Provincetown: Cape Cod's principal city has a vibrant arts community, breathtaking harbor views, and some of the best shopping and restaurants in New England. It's the perfect place to base Cape Cod romantic getaways, as it's close to all the island's rural attractions and combines the cosmopolitan vibe of a big city with the charms of a small town.
  • Wellfleet: Home to a scenic harbor, the Wellfleet area also hosts several nature preserves, making it an ideal place for exploring the beautiful countryside while enjoying the conveniences of urban living.
  • Cape Cod National Seashore: Cape Cod cruises will take you to the area's most prominent nature preserve, the National Seashore. Its diverse landscape includes beaches, ponds, sand spits, and salt marshes, with an equally diverse range of flora and fauna.
  • Outdoor adventures: Fishing, hiking, boating, and bicycling excursions are all essential to the Cape Cod experience. In season, you can also go on guided seal or whale watching cruises.
  • The arts: The entire peninsula is home to a burgeoning arts scene, including fine arts and theater. Some of the major annual festivals include the Eventide Arts Festival and the Provincetown Fringe Festival.

By renting a charming seaside cottage or cabin in the woods, you'll enjoy a more space, more privacy and all the conveniences and amenities of home.

Cape Cod Experts

Area Tips

DeeDee

"Cape Cod, lovingly referred to as 'the Cape' by those lucky enough to inhabit the picturesque land form off the coast of Massachusetts, is so much more than just a beach destination. The surprising 339 square mile cape is steep with riches in history that go beyond the plethora of quintessential gray shingled beach homes along the coast line.

As you cross into Cape Cod, the village of Hyannis will be first to pop up on your GPS. Hyannis is dubbed as "The unoffici...
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Food

Alyssa Loring

"Red Cottage, Dennis This family-owned breakfast spot has been a family favorite for decades. Don't miss out on the berry pancakes and Red Cottage home fries (or the lobster eggs benedict if you're feeling adventurous). You will have to wait in line if you go on a weekend day (they don't take reservations), so bring something for the kids to do while you wait.

Sundae School, Dennisport Ice cream. That is all.

Captain Frosty's, Dennis The best of the Cape...
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Family

Alyssa Loring

"If you’re tired of the beach and need something else to do, take a day trip to Chatham. The drive from Dennis to Chatham is only 30 minutes. There, you’ll find Chatham Light, an 1806 lighthouse that makes for nautical family portraits; Chatham Bars Inn, a picturesque spot for a seafood lunch and Shirley Temples; and Candy Manor, a candy shop on Main Street that makes the best fudge on the Cape. If it’s a rainy day, the Chatham Railroad Museum will delight the kids (and ...
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Nightlife

Alyssa Loring

"The Cape isn’t well-known for its nightlife in the traditional sense, as “nightlife” on the Cape typically refers to drinks with a beautiful sunset view or a bonfire at the beach. There are, however, a few spots to check out if you’re itching to go out. Trader Ed’s in Hyannis is a fun outdoor venue that has a DJ on weekends. You’re likely to see a few bachelor or bachelorette parties on the dance floor here. If you’re looking for something more low-key, Chapin's...
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Area Tips

Alyssa Loring

"Mayflower Beach has a snack bar, restrooms, and a lot of sandy space. Parking during the day is $25 (or you can get a weekly sticker for $75), but there is no charge if you go after 4pm (recommended if you want to do something else during the day but don’t want to miss the sunset – bring a pizza or two!) Corporation Beach is another local favorite. There are often hermit crabs crawling around in the water, and kids will have fun exploring the tide pools.

Area Tips

Allison Arruda

"Cape Cod is a staple of a proper New England summer. With sand lining the coast, the Cape is an ideal summer getaway. Luckily, the water gives a nice afternoon breeze to cool off the hot summer air, although it can get a bit humid in late July/early August. Cape Cod has some of the most beautiful beaches in New England. Give me a spot on the sand and I’m happy at just about any beach in the world, but Mayflower Beach in Dennis has to be one of my favorites. On the Bay side,...
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Food

Allison Arruda

"On Cape Cod you’ll find anything your New England taste buds desire. Arnold’s is famous for its lobster, but I’ve also heard they make an amazing fried clam, or any fried seafood, for that matter. Don’t be intimidated by the long line; it’s worth the wait! For full service, and an unbeatable hot lobster roll, Chapin’s in Dennis is my go to place. A beach atmosphere and delicious food at a reasonable price, it can’t be beat. If you make it up to Provincetown you...
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Family

Allison Arruda

"Being a summer spot, Cape Cod offers so much to do. Rent a jet ski in West Dennis, play mini golf all around the Cape, or check out a Cape Cod Baseball League game. On a rainy day, take a tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory! It’s tucked away right behind the mall in the Hyannis. The Beachcomber is a favorite for tourists and locals alike. Restaurant by day, nightclub/music venue by night, this spot right on the beach is perfect for beach bums, families, night owls an...
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Lisa Shea

"Being from Massachusetts, I often forget how much fun Cape Cod can be in the summer. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the hook of the state is home to everything Americana as it comes. From Plymouth to Provincetown, a span of 65 miles is packed with things for every age.

Like most of Massachusetts, weather can be a little unpredictable. All four seasons are experienced, though peak tourist season is June-September where temperatures are about 75-100 degrees Fahren...
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Neighborhoods

Lisa Shea

"Falmouth is a town considered part of the “Upper Cape” and is home to restaurants, bars, and tons of outdoor activities. It’s also home to the Falmouth Road Race, an annual 7-mile race that attracts thousands. Its route goes along the Martha’s Vinvard Coastline, beginning at the Bar in Woods Hole and ends near the British Beer Company Restaurant.

Washburn Island, 330-acre island off the coast of East Falmouth, Massachusetts. It’s one of the last undevel...
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Food

Lisa Shea

"If you’re looking for a fun Irish Pub in the area, try Liam McGuire’s. Right in downtown, it’s a classic Irish Pub with loud music far enough away from the door to not trip over. It’s pretty appropriate for all family types for dinner though the bar crowd picks up at night. This particular visit I’m referring to was on the day of the Falmouth Road Race so the bar crowd was heavier than a normal Sunday. The owner of the bar doubles as the live entertainment from time...
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