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Known for its whaling and fishing heritage, Cape Cod is a beautiful coastal stretch of grassy dunes, marshland, quaint villages, rocky promontories, and refuge areas for migratory birds, seals, and other wildlife. The area around Orleans offers many attractions for visitors, even during the heart of the New England winter. The romance and history of this place rival its appeal as a beachy family vacation destination. With its museums, historical sites, world-class seafood restaurants, and charming shopping districts, Cape Cod offers everything you're looking for in a vacation. While you are here, tour the restored lighthouses, explore the bird refuges and national parks, relax in a spa, go tidepooling, build a sandcastle, and read a paperback on the beach.
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Plan your family reunion in Orleans or come here for a secluded romantic getaway. No matter what time of year you intend to arrive in Orleans, you'll easily be able to find a vacation rental that meets your needs. Reserve a beach house on the coast with views of the Atlantic Ocean, or find a stylish condo or apartment close to Cape Cod Bay.