Travel with Sundance Vacations to Cape Cod, Massachusetts!
Looking for a popular getaway on the East Coast? Cape Cod, Massachusetts is just an hour from Boston, MA, and offers beautiful beaches, colorful sunsets, a diverse choice of outdoor activities, picture-perfect lighthouses and unique historic attractions. Kid-friendly bays beckon families to relax in the sun, play in the water and dine on fresh seafood caught in the local waters. Here are the best things to do in Cape Cod, Massachusetts!
When vacationing in Cape Cod here are some awesome activities you can do!
Cape Cod Rail Trail
The Cape Cod Trail Ride is a 22 mile paved trail and is favorite for bikers, rollerbladers and horseback riders. It’s considered o of the best bike trails in New England! When on the trail you go past some of the Cape’s best beaches and ponds with snack shacks and lunch spots which are perfect pit stops!
Looking to watch a play? With nearly 90 seasons under its belt, the Cape Playhouse is the country’s oldest professional summer theater. The playhouse boasts quite an impressive alumni base, including Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis. Season schedules and tickets are available online at the playhouse’s website.
Cape Cod National Seashore
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy designated the east shore of the Lower Cape a national park. Beyond the shores, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails for you to explore, and two helpful visitor centers for when you need a pit stop. The 40-mile stretch of coast is recognized as having some of the best beaches on Cape Cod, including Nauset Beach in Eastham, Marconi Beach in Wellfleet and Race Point and Herring Cove beaches in Provincetown.
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is more than 7,600 acres and stretches from Chatham into the Nantucket Sound! Having protected dunes, salt and freshwater marshes and a decommissioned lighthouse, the gorgeous Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge will make you feel like a trailblazer. The encompassing islands of Morris, and North and South Monomoy are a nesting habitat for hundreds of species of migratory seabirds. Off the coast of South Monomoy, a large harbor grey seal population congregates to mate, play and sun themselves on the shore.
Modeled after the Torre Del Mangia in Siena, Italy, the Pilgrim Monument towers over the rest of Provincetown skyline. The 252-foot-high tower is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. Commissioned in 1907 by President Theodore Roosevelt, this monument commemorates the site of the Mayflower Pilgrim’s first landing in the New World. It takes about 10 minutes to climb up the tower, but many visitors say the trek is worth it; describing the vantage point from the top of the Pilgrim Monument as one of the best on the Cape
Check out Boston
Our property is only an hour or so away from Boston, a town with a rich history and sense of culture. Vacationers can check out some of the delicious fare, visit local hot spots and historical sites or even take the Samuel Adams Brewery Tour!
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
An adventure company like no other, Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch offers an unforgettable experience with the giants of the deep. They include a variety of educational tools designed not only to enhance the experience, but to educate visitors on the importance of marine conservation and the ecosystems in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Four Seas Ice Cream
Stop by the legendary Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville for a pint of ice cream! Since 1934, Four Seas Ice Cream on Cape Cod MA (Centerville, Massachusetts) has been serving the homemade ice cream ever since! For those with a sweet tooth, it’s definitely somewhere you should stop!
Go for a Boat Ride
In Plymouth there are boat cruises to witness some gorgeous views and watch the sea life. Captain John Boats is known for running into whales on their four-hour rides. There is also Pilgrim Belle, which offers harbor cruises daily. Their sunset cruise is often a favorite and they offer brunch or dinner cruises to dine with a view! Love boats, but sick of tours? Check out the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship the Pilgrims sailed to the new world on.
Built in Chatham in 1877 and later moved to Eastham, where it was placed just 200 feet from the keeper’s house, the Nauset Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse and landmark in Eastham on Cape Cod. The lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. If you are wondering what to do in Cape Cod for couples, this is a great place to visit.
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