Gardens Aglow, credit Marissa Ashcraft

Best Places for Holiday Photos on Cape Cod

Holiday photos say a lot about who we are as a family. Are you keeping it classic with matching skirts and bow ties? Perhaps, pompom hats and warm woolen mittens are more your style. Or, are you an ugly-Christmas-sweater party, gone awry?

Cape Codder Water Park

10 Kid-Approved Activities for Christmas Break on Cape Cod

Mary Poppins might not be available to entertain the kiddos during Christmas break, but fortunately Cape Cod is full of activities for both parents and kids regardless of the weather. Get some fresh air, opt for special exhibits at museums, or get a taste of summer right on the Cape in the middle of winter.

Hyannis Boat Parade, Paul Scharff

Christmas on Cape Cod: A Few of our Favorite Things

The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to experience winter at its best on Cape Cod. With cozy inns, festive celebrations, boutique shopping, and the chance to sip your favorite cocktails next to a roaring fire, even the most diehard beach bums will fall in love with the Cape all over again this December.

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McDermott Glass Studio

Tis the Season: Shop Local on Cape Cod

Holiday shopping doesn't need to be an overwhelming experience as you search for the perfect Christmas gift. Cape Cod is packed with small, locally-owned businesses, where personalized service, unique finds and attention to detail are the norm. Recapture the essence of the season, and shop local this Christmas on Cape Cod.

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Truro Vineyards Gift Basket

The Perfect Cape Cod Gift for Everyone on Your List

Let’s face it. When it comes to finding the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list, holiday shopping can be downright stressful. But with hundreds of shops on Cape Cod and a boatload of unique finds, we have a few suggestions to get you started. The added bonus? You can support our local economy while doing it!

For Mom or Dad

The Plum Porch - Cape Cod

Holiday Shop-portunities on Cape Cod!

No matter how long the holiday shopping list, there are plenty of great (and unique) finds on Cape Cod. From quaint boutiques and  art galleries to jewelry stores and major retailers, shoppers can tackle those holiday to-do's in one of the most picturesque places on the east coast.

Cape Cod Beach Chair Company, credit Paul Blackmore

Selective Shopping: Brands Born on the Cape & Islands

Cape Cod is famous for sandy beaches, lobster rolls and laid-back fun. But the Cape and Islands have also been the inspiration for unique brands inspired by seaside life. Even world-renowned department store Macy’s has a Cape connection—founder Rowland Hussey Macy was born and raised on Nantucket.

Eastham, credit Greta Georgieva

Cape Cod Road Trip: Eastham

The town of Eastham is often referred to as the gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore. It’s a fitting nickname considering this seaside's community’s natural beauty, which includes two of the Cape’s most sought after spots for hiking – Fort Hill Trail and Red Maple Swamp Trail.

Photo by Eric Brust-Akdemir

Christmas by the Sea

At first, you might notice a subtle wreath dressed in cranberries or sea stars adorning a front door, then, as the holiday season creeps nearer, it happens almost overnight: a bloom of twinkling lights emerges, sparkling like jewels from inviting storefronts and festive abodes.

Burger from British Beer Company

9 Best Burgers on Cape Cod

There are some days that only a burger will do. When those cravings hit, here are the most flavorful and unique burgers for an absolutely decadent lunch or dinner! Don’t worry about feeling guilty, you can always order a side salad to balance things out.

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