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7 Reasons to Love Spring on Cape Cod

Don't let the cool temps fool you, spring is now officially upon us! Here are the best ways to celebrate high seas, gorgeous blooms, beautiful beaches and more as Cape Cod awakens for the season.

South Cape Beach, Mashpee

Cape Cod Road Trip: Mashpee

Mashpee. It’s the summer home of Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft and the comedy writer-director duo the Farrelly brothers. There’s a good reason the Cape Cod community has such celebrity cachet, but Mashpee is much more than a tourist destination for the rich and the famous.

A Taste of Mashpee

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Best Bets: Early Spring on Cape Cod

As the clock springs forward, you’ll find as many reasons on Cape Cod to linger in the winter moment as to leap into springtime action. You can slow down to savor the last of the quiet season (cue empty, windswept beaches and cozy inns) or get a jumpstart on outdoor adventures as Cape landscapes come to life with everything from blooms to whale tails. Either way, take your time.

Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade

Go Green! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Cape Cod

Outside of Ireland, Massachusetts could very well be the most vibrant place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Don your green for the festivities on Cape Cod - from neighborhood celebrations to authentic Irish beer and bagpipes!

Nantucket Island, credit Paul Scharff

48 Hours on Nantucket

A Nantucket summer kicks off with the Figawi, a sailing regatta with nearly 250 boats that marks the unofficial start of the season on the island. Charming cobblestone streets, shake-shingled homes of seafaring captains, and more than 80 miles of beaches make this the perfect weekend getaway to soak up lazy seaside days.

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Aquinnah Cliffs, Martha's Vineyard

48 Hours on Martha's Vineyard

It’s hard to believe that a magical retreat from everyday life is just a stone’s throw from the mainland, but once you visit Martha’s Vineyard you’ll understand why this idyllic 25-mile long island is so legendary. With its charming architecture, top-notch restaurants, secluded beaches and welcoming atmosphere, your transition to “island time” will be virtually seamless.

Provincetown Pet Resort, credit Paul Scharff

The Pampered Pooch: 10 Ways to Spoil Your Dog on Cape Cod

All those dogs riding over the bridge with heads out the window, tongues wagging? They know what's in store: shopping, spa days, long walks, jazz brunches. Yes, that’s for the dogs.

Here are 10 ways to spoil your pet on Cape Cod:

Work of Doug Amidon of Hillport Gallery, Glass Town Cultural District - credit Ben Hughes

Explore Cape Cod to your Arts Content

In her classic tribute to this sandy peninsula, singer Patti Page sang wistfully of “miles of green beneath a sky of blue.” While the lyrics were penned 60 years ago, the message remains timeless.

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