Summer's cheat sheet: choosing a beach in Cape Cod
Ah, Cape Cod, America's postcard-perfect summertime destination: sand dunes covered with wild beach rose, happy kids frolicking in the waves and sailboats drifting peacefully off the coast...
Places in Cape Cod
This is it: Provincetown is as far as you can go on the Cape, and more than just geographically. The draw is irresistible. Fringe writers and artists began making a summer haven in Provincetown a century ago. Today this sandy outpost has morphed into the hottest gay and lesbian destination in the Northeast.
Eastham is not only the southern entrance to the Cape Cod National Seashore, but it's also home to the Cape's oldest windmill and some well-known lighthouses. Don't be fooled by the bland commercial development along US 6 – slip off the highway and you'll find an unspoiled world of beaches, marshes and trails.
The patriarch of Cape Cod towns, Chatham has a genteel reserve that is evident along its shady Main St: the shops are upscale; the lodgings, tony. That said, there's something for everyone here – families flock to town for seal-watching, birders migrate to the wildlife refuge. And then there are all those beaches.
Tours and activities
2-Day Best of New England Tour from New York: Newport Mansions, Cape Cod and Boston
Take advantage of New England's proximity to New York City with this two-day historical tour through Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts! From New York City, you’ll head northeast, past Yale University, the ma...
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