Cape Cod Highlights: A Perfect Vacation Destination

Paige Yates  |  July 5, 2023

Cape Cod Highlights: A Perfect Vacation Destination

Nestled along the eastern coast of Massachusetts, Cape Cod is a picturesque peninsula known for its stunning beaches, charming towns, and rich maritime history. With its idyllic landscapes, vibrant culture, and an array of attractions, Cape Cod offers a delightful retreat for travelers seeking a memorable vacation. 

Getting To Cape Cod

Cape Cod is conveniently located within driving distance of Boston, making it easily accessible. Additionally, ferries are available from Boston to Provincetown, offering a scenic and enjoyable alternative mode of transportation.

Beach Bliss

One of the biggest draws of Cape Cod is its magnificent beaches. With hundreds of miles of pristine coastline, you'll find a beach to suit every preference. Some famous beaches include Nauset Beach in Orleans, Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, and Craigville Beach in Centerville. 

These sandy shores provide sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and even seal-watching opportunities. Whether you prefer tranquil coves or vibrant stretches of sand, Cape Cod's beaches will leave you mesmerized by their beauty.

Delectable Dining

Cape Cod is renowned for its seafood, and no visit to the region is complete without indulging in the freshest catches of the day. Here are some of the best dining options that showcase the culinary excellence of Cape Cod:

  1. Brewster Fish House

Located in Brewster, this charming eatery offers modern twists on classic dishes. Their menu features house-made lobster rangoon and local littleneck clam linguini, among other delectable options. Arrive early to secure seating in the cozy dining room or at one of the outside tables.

  1. Mac's Seafood

With several locations across Cape Cod, including Provincetown, Wellfleet, and Chatham, Mac's Seafood is a casual dining option that doesn't compromise on quality. Enjoy a delightful cold lobster roll with coleslaw, or try their fresh tuna poke or prosciutto-wrapped cod for a unique twist.

  1. Impudent Oyster

For an upscale dining experience in a unique setting, head to Impudent Oyster in Chatham. Housed in a former church, this fine dining restaurant has been serving up local seafood for over 40 years. Indulge in dishes like Oysters, Rockefeller, mussels, and homemade potstickers, all served in a rustically romantic ambiance.

  1. The Ocean House Restaurant

Located in Dennis Port, The Ocean House Restaurant offers picturesque water views of the Nantucket Sound. This scenic dining spot features an indulgent menu with items like wagyu slider dumplings, lobster tagliatelle pasta, and fresh halibut. The combination of delicious food and breathtaking views creates a truly memorable experience.

Local Entertainment

Beyond its natural beauty, Cape Cod boasts a vibrant cultural scene and a range of entertainment options, including: 

  • Cape Playhouse in Dennis, one of the oldest summer theaters in the country, 
  • hosts top-quality performances and Broadway-caliber productions. 
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum, which showcases the works of local and nationally acclaimed artists.  
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, where you can explore exhibits on maritime heritage and even sail on a historic boat.

Where to Stay

Cape Cod offers diverse accommodations to suit every traveler's needs and preferences. For a luxurious experience, stay at one of the upscale resorts or boutique inns that line the coastline. Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham and Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich are renowned for their world-class amenities and breathtaking ocean views. For a more budget-friendly option, there are plenty of charming bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals scattered throughout the Cape's charming towns.

Whether you're seeking a relaxing beach getaway, an exploration of maritime history, or a culinary adventure, Cape Cod has it all. Its scenic beauty, lively culture, and welcoming atmosphere make it a destination worth visiting time and time again.

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