Cape Cod Travel Guide


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Plan Your Cape Cod Vacation

Continually shaped by ocean currents, this windswept land of sandy beaches and dunes has compelling natural beauty. Everyone comes for the seaside, yet the crimson cranberry bogs, forests of birch and beech, freshwater ponds, and marshlands that grace the interior are just as splendid. Local history is fascinating; whale-watching provides an exhilarating experience of the natural world; cycling trails lace the landscape; shops purvey everything from antiques to pure kitsch; and you can dine on simple fresh seafood, creative contemporary cuisine, or most anything in between.


Cape Cod Hotels

Dozens of heritage buildings now welcome overnight guests, so you can bed down in a former sea captain's home or a converted church. Scores of rental more


Cape Cod Restaurants

Cape Cod kitchens have long been closely associated with seafood—the waters off the Cape and Islands yield a bounty of lobsters, clams, oysters, more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Cape Cod

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Cape Cod Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Cape Cod

    Beaches: Cape Cod's picturesque beaches are the ultimate reason to go. The high sand dunes, gorgeous sunsets, and never-ending sea will get you... Read more

  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    John F. Kennedy certainly knew a good thing when he saw it. During his presidency, Kennedy marked off a magnificent 40-mile swath of the Massachusetts... Read more

  • The Cape's Best Beaches

    Blessed by a great variety of surrounding waters, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket boast some of the world's best beaches. They face... Read more

  • Special-Interest Cape Cod Itineraries

    Regardless of your interests, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket offer such a wide variety of activities that you can easily plan your... Read more

  • Clam Shacks

    Cape Codders have been clamming for generations, and their iconic mollusks are a celebrated part of the culture here. Classic clam shacks are... Read more


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