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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.

The Knob in Falmouth - Greta Georgieva

Our Picks: 5 Best Secret Beaches on Cape Cod

If you know where to go, the Cape Cod beach season can last all year long. From sandy hideaways to hiking paths, these hidden spots provide unmatched views and solitude by the sea. Visit during the offseason when the only sound is the sea lapping against the shore.

Bound Brook Island Beach, Wellfleet

Liam Maguire's Irish Pub - Cape Cod

St. Paddy's Day Fun on Cape Cod!

That pot at the end of the rainbow? You don’t have to travel over the Cape Cod Canal to find it, at least on St. Patrick’s Day. That’s because the luck of the Irish can be found here, thanks to an array of festive celebrations that would make anyone green with envy.

Route 6A, Cape Cod

Cruisin' Route 6A

Spanning salt marshes, crimson cranberry bogs and former sea captains’ homes, Cape Cod’s historic Route 6A is easily one of the most picturesque byways in the United States. The seaside stretch known as Old King’s Highway mixes old world charm and breathtaking vistas with quaint shops, trendy restaurants, cultural venues and eclectic galleries.

Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade - Ben Nugent

Weekend Itinerary: (Early) St. Patrick's Day on Cape Cod

St. Patrick’s Day might secretly be one of the best holidays. Compared to some other high-profile festivities (looking at you - Thanksgiving, Christmas...Valentine's), we aren’t expected to do anything. No cooking. No cleaning. No gifting. Maybe wear a green shirt. Or don’t. Maybe eat some corned beef and hash. Or don’t.

Woodshed - Ben Nugent

Best Dive Bars on Cape Cod

When you’re not looking for frills, just a round of darts and maybe dollar drafts on game day, you’ll be in good company at the Cape’s favorite dive bars. Well-worn by regulars hiding out from the crowds and well-loved by vacationers in search of local color, these 16 watering holes are home away from home.

Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge - credit Paul Scharff

Instagram Worthy Spots on Cape Cod

While Cape Cod is most widely known as New England's summer playground, it also offers some of the most scenic views on the East coast. From stunning sunsets to iconic bridges and lively street scenes, here are the best places to capture picture-perfect snapshots, selfies and Instagram posts on Cape Cod.

1. Lighthouses

Quahog Republic

Seven Days of Chowder

An upside to the gray days and chilly nights: You have all the more reason to warm up with a bowl (or mug) of clam chowder. This is the time to sample the greatest hits from the summer chowder festivals and discover new favorites—all so good, you might find yourself thinking, “I could eat chowder every night of the week.” I’m with you.