Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod is the New England of daydreams: deep-blue Atlantic waters, red-striped lighthouses, white-winged sailboats. Visitors spend much of their time in Cape Cod Bay or the ocean itself. It’s no wonder, when there are so many sailing trips, sunset cruises, and dolphin- and whale-watching tours to sign up for. Cape Cod’s tidal rivers, estuaries, and marshes provide ample opportunities to explore by kayak or paddleboat for those determined to spend as little time on land as possible.

Still, landlubbers can find their own pleasures on Cape Cod. The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum—not far from the Kennedy Compound—draws travelers from all over the world to Hyannis. History lovers can get up close to the Chatham Lighthouse, more than a century old and set near Cape Cod’s elbow, or swing out to Provincetown, at the very tip of the Cape, to visit the site of the Mayflower’s landing. The islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are both a ferry ride away. And, of course, there are lobster rolls, oysters, and fresh fish and chips to fuel you up along the way.

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Things to Do

Massachusetts, Then and Now

Massachusetts, Then and Now

Three women, two hundred years, one state. Get to know the Massachusetts of today by following in the footsteps of three extraordinary figures, all avid travelers.

Fall for the Cape

Fall for the Cape

The ice cream trucks and lifeguards may be gone, but Cape Cod hardly shuts down after Labor Day. On the contrary, September kicks off what many consider the best time of year.

Clamoring for Seaside Fun

Clamoring for Seaside Fun

Once a summer-only destination, Massachusetts’s Cape Cod now has a season that easily extends through mid-December.

PrincetownBeforeTheShow

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Provincetown Before the Show

Spring is the time locals in P-Town live for.

Provincetown in the summer is a thrumming, chaotic spectacle. It’s a paradise, but one for extroverts with deep pockets. The crowds, the traffic, the rates—it can all be a bit much. But swing back into town during shoulder season (spring or fall), and you’ll find something else—a charming seaside village with the same winsome architecture, the same sunsets at Herring Cove Beach (because of Cape Cod’s curve, you can watch the sun sink into the Atlantic), and just enough art, dining and shopping to satisfy your senses. Spring is a great time to visit, thanks to slowly warming days, blooming bulbs and the promise of beach days to come.
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Where to Stay

The Soundings Seaside Resort

The Soundings Seaside Resort #C788 

"The resort is quiet, relaxing. And on the ocean, it has it's own private beach area."

– DBLRNGR

InnSeason Resorts HarborWalk

InnSeason Resorts HarborWalk #C312 

"Service is great and you cannot beat the view!"

– CHRISTINE5355

The Harborside Inn

The Harborside Inn #3988 

"Beautiful resort. Meticulously maintained inside and out."

– G9009MHAMYD

SEARCH ALL CAPE COD

For complete member reviews (as member reviews have been condensed), visit the resort's detail page on RCI.com.

 

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