Each night the lighthouse beacons warn ships away from the rocky shore, but there’s no reason for you to stay away from this fascinating place.
The Pilgrims may have made their home at Plymouth Rock, but they landed first at Cape Cod. That historic day set into motion events that would eventually unfold into a new nation and a spirit of freedom, intellectualism, and culture that is still as prevalent on Cape Cod as its briny air.
Each summer, tourists flock to this storied peninsula to hike the vast salt marshes of Wellfleet Bay, dig for clams on one of the 60 beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, and visit famous lighthouses that have protected countless ships during stormy seas. When you arrive, your biggest worry won’t be what to do on Cape Cod. Rather, it will be winnowing down all the possible things to do on Cape Cod into a reasonable schedule.
Whether you choose to spend your time letting the ocean grip your ankles at Race Point Beach or filling up your mind at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, you’ll discover that this is a town that can whet your intellectual and outdoorsy appetites. Even just a walk down the street can be inspiring as you follow in the footsteps of famous artistic and literary residents, like Edward Hopper, Norman Mailer, or Kurt Vonnegut (Henry David Thoreau was also an enthusiastic visitor).
Discover your own form of transcendentalism on Cape Cod. It’s hard not to when you’re literally breathing the same air and looking out at the same dramatic ocean vistas as Pilgrims, literary luminaries, and some of America’s most famous families. Don’t be afraid to come ashore with one of our Cape Cod vacation packages.