Cape Cod tourist attractions are so many and varied that people of all ages and interests can have a memorable stay. The island off the coast of Massachusetts has incredible scenery, a diverse landscape with all sorts of fascinating flora and fauna, both seaside and bay side water activities, and a rich history. |
World-class luxury hotels, dining, and shopping can be found in the resort areas of fifteen towns on the island. A day in a full-service spa can be followed by a stroll along quaint streets lined with signature Cape Cod houses, a night at the theater, or dinner at a spot that features fresh seafood caught that day.
Those who prefer to sight see with as little effort as possible can drive around the island, stopping at scenic overlooks and visiting lighthouses, museums, the oldest library in the nation, and park visitor's centers. There are harbor cruises that highlight the history of the barrier island, explore the underwater world with a child-oriented Critter Cruise, or motor out to watch the sunset over the Atlantic.
For hardier or more active visitors, there is all the water activities anyone could want, as well as seemingly endless ways to explore the natural wonders of the northeast seacoast. Camping at Nickerson State Park is so popular that reservations must be made during the summer. Explore the over 750 acre park by bicycle, or follow one of the nature trails that go over the dunes, through the marshes, and by the cedar swamps.
There is also Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary and the Cape Cod national Seashore, a national park with six safe swimming areas on its over forty miles of sand beach. 4WD permits can be gotten for certain areas, surfing at many others. The surf here is often mild enough for beginners but ling enough to enchant the experts, who also hope for offshore storm swells. Over 60 kayak routes will take you around the quiet waters or out in to the ocean.
Watch the whales from the land or a special tour boat, visit an aquarium, rent a bike for exercise or bird watching trips into the interior, walk the beaches famous authors have trod, take a ferry ride, climb up a lighthouse, or visit a museum. Take along your camera to capture some of the world's best scenery.
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