Visit Cape Cod, USA
Cape Cod is a hook-shaped peninsula of Massachusetts. This stunning holiday destination is very popular with Americans for vacation homes or for weddings. Known for its quaint villages, seafood shacks and natural beauty with miles of sandy beaches and marshlands.
Before venturing to Cape Cod, it is important to note that it is very expensive, as it is small and relies on tourism. It is beautiful and unique, but you will definitely need to budget before and whilst visiting Cape Cod. Some of our favourite places were Provincetown, Nantucket and Falmouth.
Think Brighton meets Camden! Provincetown celebrates individuality, creativity and freedom of expression, and makes for a favourite LGBTQ+ destination. It is rich in creative history, being the oldest continuous art colony in the United States; for over a hundred years, Provincetown has welcomed all sorts of artists and writers, and hosts colourful events all year round. The main street is full of wonderful galleries, bars, cafés and delicious food, with something for everyone.
The seaside town is where the English ship Mayflower first landed in 1620, bringing the Pilgrims who settled in America. Climbing the Pilgrim Monument is a rewarding activity, as you are greeted with a panoramic view of Provincetown and Cape Cod from the top of the 252ft tower. Learning about the Pilgrims is also a great history moment and very interesting.
Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown
This quaint little island located just off the shore of Chatham, is a summer destination characterised by wind-swept beaches, sand dunes and three distinctive lighthouses. Visit the pretty town with its cobbled streets and cedar shingled buildings surrounded by white picket fences. Nantucket is often compared to its neighbouring island, Martha’s Vineyard, for ‘things to do when visiting Cape Cod’, and what helped us choose Nantucket, was that everything is in one place, whereas Martha’s Vineyard is much larger by comparison. The Whaling Museum is one of Nantucket’s top attractions, housing a massive 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, as well as art exhibitions and a fully restored candle factory. If you are short on time, we loved exploring the whole of Nantucket on a guided bus tour, paying a visit to its famous lighthouse located over a golf course.
Nantucket, Cape Cod
This coastal town on Cape Cod is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and also as the holiday home of John F Kennedy. There are plenty of activities to enjoy around Falmouth, from live theatre and harbourside concerts to watersports and fishing. If your budget allows, whale watching is a truly magical experience to be enjoyed whilst visiting Cape Cod, so be sure to look out for humpback whales just off the shore! Falmouth is a great camping spot, so whether you want to embrace the outdoors by pitching a tent, or treat yourself to glamping at AutoCamp Cape Cod, it’s the perfect opportunity to make some s’mores!
Falmouth, Cape Cod
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