Cape Cod

From quiet seaside respites to beachy social scenes, Cape Cod features everything a vacationer could possibly want. When it’s time to decompress, frazzled travelers head for the resorts and inns in laid-back towns like Brewster and Dennis, while sun worshippers and beach bums head for Falmouth and Harwich with their long stretches of coastline. If they can’t stomach the traffic (of which the Cape has plenty), they simply stop over in Hyannis, a quaint town with plentiful boutiques, antiques and of course, a beach.

The Cape has its share of arts and culture, too. Sandwich is known for its glass art and glass industry. Wellfleet is a summer resort town with a helping of tasteful art galleries, and Provincetown is the rowdy one with its theaters and active arts association, not to mention the pervading party scene that washes ashore every summer. As for the history lovers, they stop in Eastham, site of the first encounter between the pilgrims and the Nauset Native Americans. Or they drive a few miles north of Cape Cod to Plymouth, site of the famous rock and the 1620 landing of the Mayflower.