Something For Everyone On The Cape

Whale watching is a popular activity on the Cape. (Photo by Kim Hojackni)

Whether you’re looking for adventure, a relaxing getaway or a memorable family vacation, Cape Cod has it all. The hook-shaped peninsula 70 miles southeast of Boston offers quaint villages, historic landmarks, miles of sandy beaches dotted with lighthouses and restaurants galore.

Step Into History

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is one of the Cape’s top three attractions for visitors from all over the world, with more than 61,000 people stepping through the doors from mid-April through the end of December. Through videos, photographs and illustrated graphics, visitors can learn more about the president’s love for the Cape, as well as his life, family, and presidency.

Read more about the JFK Museum 

See The Sights

Get a view of Provincetown at the top of the Pilgrim Monument, the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. At 252 feet (and 116 steps), the monument is a Provincetown landmark, which commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower pilgrims back in 1620.

Nauset Beach (Photo by MOTT)

Enjoy Some Sun

There are dozens of beaches on Cape Cod and with almost 600 miles of pristine coastline, it’ll be hard to resist the temptation to spend your entire vacation on the sand. Among the favorites are Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable, Old Silver Beach in Falmouth, Nauset Beach in Orleans and Breakwater Beach in Brewster.

Get On The Water

See nature up close and personal with the numerous boat tours that offer whale, seal and dolphin watching. Or catch your meal with a charter fishing trip or relax with a kayaking or canoeing trip.

Cape Cod
Kayaking on Cape Cod (Photo by Explore Cape Cod)

Go Shopping

Every Cape town offers a plethora of boutiques and antique stores, making it the perfect place to find unique gifts for your loved ones or yourself. Whether you’re browsing for fine art, quality clothing or a unique addition to your office, there are plenty of options to satisfy your shopping needs.

Unleash Your Foodie

The Cape offers a wide variety of global cuisine, featuring cuisines to please any palate. But where the area truly shines is its wide offering of seafood options. Myriad restaurants, both upscale and casual, offer lobster, clams, crab, mussels and more, caught fresh and served with the chefs’ signature touch.


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Betsy Abraham
Betsy Abraham is senior managing editor at Anton Media Group and editor of The Westbury Times and Massapequa Observer. She also writes for Long Island Weekly.

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