It's finally warming up, which means that beautiful places in the United States, such as Cape Cod, are preparing for their busy tourist season.
For around nine months each year, the Cape Cod area is mainly filled with a small population of locals, but the three months in the Summer bring a wave of tourists who come to enjoy the great weather, the beautiful environment, and the wondrous beaches.
Cape Cod is located on the eastern part of the state of Massachusetts, and it consists of 15 cities. It is a beautiful beach region that is very popular for many who live on the East coast, and also others around the United States.
Cape Cod is a popular vacation destination for many people - families, young couples, seniors, friends, and more. There is something to do for everyone, so you will have no problem trying to find something to do.
What is there to do in Cape Cod?
If you decide to take a vacation here, there are plenty of activities for you and the rest of your group.
- Visit the Cape Cod National Seashore. There are over 27,000 acres for you to enjoy, including over 5 beautiful beaches, beautiful cliffs and dunes, freshwater ponds (these are my favorite!), and numerous trails to walk on.
- If you enjoy being in the water you can: swim, surf, ride a jet ski, hire a boat service, go whale watching, go fishing, and more. The water is beautiful here, and there is a reason why Cape Cod is popular with tourists. Some of the many beautiful beaches include: Nauset Beach, Skaket Beach, Coast Guard Beach, and Herring Cove Beach.
- If you want other activities to do other than being in the water you can also: go for a hike, walk along a trail (such as on the Cape Cod Provincelands Trail), go bird watching, rent a bike, tour the historic villages (there are many villages with amazing boutique shops for you to peruse), walk along the beach, and more.
- Visit one of the many lighthouses. There are several lighthouses located in the Cape Cod area, such as Nauset Light, and it can be fun to travel to the top of the lighthouse and see the beautiful scenery.
- Take in the history. Cape Cod is a very historic area, and because of that it is a great place to visit if you are a big history buff. In 1620, the Pilgrims arrived at Cape Cod, and there is, of course, a LOT of history that goes along with that. Some of the museums include: John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Heritage Museums & Gardens, and the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.
How do I get to Cape Cod?
There are several different ways for you to get to Cape Cod.
Take a car: You could take a car and drive through the Cape Cod Canal. This is what many people in the surrounding states do.
Take a bus: There are also a few different buses that will take you to Cape Cod, with the most known bus company being the Megabus. They will drop you off at the ferry, and from there you will need to hire a taxi or get picked up so that you can get to your end destination.
Take a train: The Cape Flyer is a train service that runs from the South Station in the city of Boston to Cape Cod. This train typically runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but always check with the Cape Flyer's website for more specific information.
Take a plane: Then, of course, you could fly to Boston's Logan International Airport, and rent a car or hire a taxi to get to Cape Cod.
Have you ever visited Cape Cod? What did you think of its beaches and the area?