Photo courtesy of Ellie Leaning

Local Farmers' Market Brings on the Lobster

A middle-aged man wearing a striped polo and khaki shorts was strolling through the farmer’s market in Brewster. He passed stalls of vegetables, looked at the honey, and after he passed a display of local yarn he did a double take. He had just seen a sign advertising fresh lobsters for $8 a pound.

“Are you here all the time?” he asked.

Woods Hole Aquarium - credit Dan Cutrona

Explore Cape Cod on a Budget

From epic ocean vistas to marsh-lined pathways, Cape Cod’s array of natural wonders draws travelers in and makes this popular destination affordable for nearly any budget.

With a little bit of planning and a comfortable pair of shoes, you’ll be well on your way to experiencing the riches of the Cape without a Kennedy-esque budget.

SIGHTSEEING

Ocean House Restant - Dennisport

Great Date Night Ideas on Cape Cod

While summer days on Cape Cod are made for flip flops and fried clams, the destination also sets a romantic backdrop for quality time with your significant other. Here are some romantic (and fun) ideas for a great Cape Cod date.

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Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar

48 Hours on Cape Cod

You’ve got 48 hours on Cape Cod with your kids—now what do you do? Follow this itinerary or use it as a jumping-off point for your own unique family vacation. Either way, your two days on Cape Cod are sure to be filled with lasting memories.

DAY ONE

Oyster Farm Tour - credit Mass Audubon

Go Beyond the Guidebook with these Cape Cod Tours

Want to really get to know Cape Cod through its food, culture and outdoor treasures? Explore the area with a local expert on a day tour, take a self-guided walk a nature paths or historical trails, spook yourself with local legends & lore, or enjoy family-friendly excursion on land or sea.

Tours for foodies

Nauset Marsh Trail - credit Paul Scharff

Suitcase Essentials For Your Cape Cod Vacation

Probably one of the least fun aspects of vacation planning is packing your suitcase. But with a little help from your friends (that would be us!), your bag prep just got a tad bit easier.

Here are our 9 must-haves when packing for your Cape Cod vacation.

BINOCULARS

Cape Cod Hydrangeas - credit Greta Georgieva

How to Explore Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest!

Cape Cod’s quintessential garden showpiece, the fragrant hydrangeas, are in full bloom. For those with a penchant for peeking over picket fences to see the neighbor’s outdoor oasis, you now have the chance to explore these lush yards—no binoculars required.

Pet-friendly Cape Cod

The Best Ways to Travel Around Cape Cod with Your Pet

Looking for a way to travel with your furry friend this summer? You’re not alone. Sixty percent of American households own pets, and more vacationers than ever before are choosing to take them along on vacation. Cape Cod, a haven for outdoor fun and relaxation, has always been ahead of the curve in offering pet-friendly options.

Cape Cod Beach Chair Company - Harwich

Cape Cod Road Trip: Harwich

You won’t have to spend too long in Harwich to figure out why this quaint Lower Cape community has been named one of Coastal Living’s "Happiest Seaside Towns."

With its beautiful beaches, access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, classic charm and small-town feel, your first to visit Harwich will likely not be your last.

The Seal Deal

As anyone who spends time near the water knows, seals have made a dramatic comeback. Check out Google’s aerial images of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. See all those little ant-like blobs on the beach? Each one is several hundred pounds of ocean-going carnivore.

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