A to B – that’s where you’re trying to get to. Relate it to personality types or just points on a map. If A is fast and uptight, B is slow and relaxed. And B, in this instance, is Cape Cod.
Ask any Bostoner and they’ll tell you – Cape Cod is the preferred method of escape from the city. But why? Known for its rolling dunes, gabled rooftops, and gray shingled cottages, Cape Cod is the Northeastern escape you’ve always envisioned – you’d never even guess that you were close to Boston save for the accents. But aside from the beach, what’s there to do there?
Outdoor activities are always popular. Consider hiking through the 27,000 acre Cape Cod National Seashore, or pedal through the 25-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, or go swing some clubs on the island’s many golf courses. Whale watching and fishing are also options, and tours run out of the Cape’s many harbors.
If it’s history and memorabilia your into – head to the Heritage Museums and Gardens. Here you’ll find unique Americana, classic cars, and a bit of history on the flora and fauna of the Cape. The NOAA Aquarium and Oceanographic Institution are always popular for families, while a trip to Provincetown, on the edge of the Cape, is a haven for artists, painters, writers, and thinkers to relax and escape the busy life. Head here and check out some local art galleries, or just sip a cappuccino and relax into the lifestyle.
Whatever it is you’re looking for, you can find it in Cape Cod.
Insider tip: Instead of approaching Cape Cod via the Sagamore Bridge, approach via Bourne Bridge; this route receives up to 25% less traffic annually.