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.


Cape Cod Baseball League - Paul Scharff

25 Free Things to Do on Cape Cod

Everyone has heard that the best things in life are free, but here’s a list to prove it. Stumble upon a springtime fairy garden, tour a coastal winery, go leaf-peeping by bicycle, or look out from the top of a lighthouse—all you will spend is a perfect day.

1. Climb Scargo Tower (Scargo Hill Road, Dennis; 508-385-2232) on a clear day to see all the way to Provincetown.

Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest, credit Greta Georgieva

Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest in Full Bloom July 12-21!

Cape Cod's 5th Annual Hydrangea Festival kicks off with a party, then it’s ten days of garden tours, horticulturist-lead discussions, and hydrangea-inspired cocktails!


Black Cat Tavern - Lobster Roll, credit Ben Nugent

The Best Places for Lobster on Cape Cod

Nothing says summer on Cape Cod quite like a lobster feast. Not only is lobster decadently delicious, it’s also harvested by fisheries on the Cape. When you order a lobster dinner, it’s a win/win. You’re in for a treat, and you’re supporting local fishermen at the same time.

Mashpee Fireworks, credit Ben Nugent

Fourth of July Festivities on Cape Cod!

Everybody knows that hot dogs taste best on the beach, which is just one more reason Cape Cod is a quintessential destination for a seaside Independence Day.

Ocean House, The Social Diner

Signature Drinks of Summer

When it comes to cocktails, Cape and Islands restaurants go out of their way to dazzle. Whether it’s sweet, spicy or just plain refreshing, most eateries have signature cocktails or customer favorites. Here are some of our best bets.

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Cape Cod

Father's Day Gifts with a Cape Cod Twist

When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, most dads have unwrapped their fair share of neckties, socks and personalized mugs. So if you’re looking to surprise Dad with something a little outside the box this year, we can help!