The beautiful Massachusetts peninsula of Cape Cod is so distinctive and memorable it's the namesake of a drink and housing style. Divided into distinctive regions, the peninsula's 15 towns are best known for Cape Cod resorts, beaches, art, dining, and outdoor activities. Its deep roots mean you can explore historical sites while scavenging the antique shops for your next treasure.
Out and About in Cape Cod
When booking hotels in Cape Cod or hotels near Cape Cod, you can plan to spend your days lounging on the beach or breathing in the fresh salt air for the ultimate in rest and relaxation. To truly know the Cape, bike your way around the area on the Cape Cod Rail Trail or Cape Cod Canal Bikeway; tour the cranberry bogs and lighthouses, while popping in to the numerous art galleries. Summer is the busy season, with 4-star hotels in Cape Cod booking up quickly; spring and fall visits are less expensive, yet they still let you partake in fishing, whale watching, and sailing. The Cape's shared love of art and water are highlighted at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Atwood House Museum, and Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Eating and Drinking
Fresh, local seafood is the highlight of Cape Cod dining. Take a visit to Wellfleet in the Outer Cape region for its famed oysters. Remember that Cape Cod receives such heavy summer traffic that some drinking and dining establishments reduce hours in the off-season; always check the hours before visiting. Nantucket Winery, Cape Cod Winery, Cape Cod Beer, and Cisco Brewers are just a sampling of the local wineries and breweries found in the area; make sure to sip on local beers and wines to get the complete Cape Cod experience.
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