Cape Cod, MA, USA

Cape Cod, MA, USA

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Top Destinations for a Rental House: Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a peninsula in Massachusetts that protrudes into the Atlantic Ocean. With its colorful beach cottages, serene beaches, and scenic seashore, Cape Cod is a great summer retreat. Quaint towns and small villages offer a diverse array of things to explore. There are vacation rental houses throughout the Cape Cod area, each with a variety of amenities, such as easy access to the beach, full kitchens, Wi-Fi, and more. Read on to discover what this entire charming peninsula has to offer.

Outdoor Activities

Cape Cod National Seashore

This 40-mile stretch of coast is recognized as a National Seashore. The Seashore offers some of the best beaches and incredible views of sand cliffs. In addition to the beautiful beaches, there are plenty of biking and hiking trails to explore.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

The Cape Cod Rail Trail is one of the best trails in New England. This 22-mile paved trail is great for biking, jogging or rollerblading. It offers a scenic ride through diverse ecosystems. The Rail Trail offers one of the best ways to experience the natural attractions that the Cape has to offer. Some of the Cape's best ponds and beaches can be found along the Rail Trail.

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

This National Wildlife Refuge comprises more than 7,000 acres of salt and freshwater marshes and protected dunes. The Refuge is a nesting habitat for hundreds of species of migratory seabirds. Off the coast, visitors can catch glimpses of the large gray seal population that gather to play, mate, and sun themselves on the shore.

Food and Drink

Cape Cod restaurants offer a variety of dining options from roadside clam shacks to four-star restaurants. Some of the best seafood can be found on the Cape. Fried clams, fish and chips, and lobster rolls are plentiful and wonderful.

Museums and Monuments

Art and history fans will not be disappointed with Cape Cod. The area is well-known for its many museums and monuments.

Pilgrim Monument

Provincetown was where the Pilgrims initially first anchored the Mayflower in 1620. The Pilgrim Monument rises over the quaint Provincetown skyline to honor the Pilgrim’s first landing. It was modeled after the Torre del Mangia in Italy and is a must-see for history lovers.

Sandwich Glass Museum

This museum was originally the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company facility. It was preserved at the turn of the century by Sandwich Historical Society and is now a museum. It boasts both modern and historical displays of glass art. In addition, guests can enjoy live glass-blowing demonstrations.


In the summer months, from June through September, the temperatures vary from the 50s to the low 80s. Cool ocean breezes and warm waters make these months the best ones to visit. From October through November, temperatures start to drop to the 50s and 60s. Although it is a bit chilly to swim, the weather is perfect for sightseeing during the fall.

How to Get There

The best way to get around Cape Cod is by car, especially if you plan to explore the Cape. Many visitors fly into Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) and rent a car to get around the Cape. For visitors that are within driving distance, it is easy to get to Cape Cod from Boston off Route 3. Private car service is also available from Boston to Cape Cod. For visitors coming from Boston, the CapeFlyer train is a great way to visit Cape Cod. The CapeFlyer operates during the summer months. The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority bus system also offers limited service, transporting passengers to popular towns.

Enjoy the beauty of Cape Cod for your next getaway. Enjoy privacy and space with a vacation rental house in Massachusetts for your next trip to Cape Cod.

Attractions In and Around Cape Cod

Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Cape Cod? Local attractions include Cape Cod Carousel, Wild Animal Lagoon and Putter's Paradise Miniature Golf. Don’t miss landmarks such as Pilgrim Monument and Nauset Lighthouse and unique cultural highlights like Cape Cod Museum of Art and Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Herring Cove Beach and Craigville Beach or experience the natural beauty of Veterans Memorial Park and Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary.

Don’t forget to buy tickets if you want to attend a game or event at Doran Park or Veterans Field. Fun activities in the city include Barnstable Harbor, Hyannis Harbor and Allen Harbor Marina. While in town, your visit can also include popular attractions like Highland Lighthouse.