Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket
It’s no secret that Provincetown, located at the tip of Cape Cod, is one of the most popular LGBT destinations in the country, but you may not know that the entire region is welcoming.
A variety of eclectic communities dot the peninsula as well as the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, offering everything from art galleries to hiking. The seemingly endless rolling dunes of Cape Cod are the perfect setting for long beach strolls and the laid-back beach towns are seemingly designed for relaxation. Martha’s Vineyard, a 45 minute ferry ride from the mainland, is full of quaint shops, fine dining and a rather lively nightlife. Nantucket is best known for its quiet cobblestone streets, antique stores, lighthouses and acres of preserved parklands. For those times when you need to escape and act like a kid again Cape Cod is your destination.
Cape Cod Canal
The idea of visiting a canal might not be so obvious, but that is part of what makes stopping at the Cape Cod Canal worth the visit. This man made waterway, which is almost 18 miles long, is a hidden beauty in its own right and offers plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, deep sea fishing, whale watching as well as exquisite dining and lodging.
JFK Hyannis Museum
Considering the amount of time President Kennedy spent at his compound in Hyannis, it’s safe to say that Cape Cod was a major inspiration to his time in office. The JFK museum, on the site of the compound, pays homage to Massachusetts’ (and the country’s) most prominent political family and our 35th President with 3 permanent exhibits and an ever changing roster of rare Kennedy memorabilia.
Falmouth Road Race
The Falmouth Road Race is one of the best non-marathon races in the country, and some would argue the world. Since 1973, dedicated runners have flocked to this quiet Cape Cod town to run the 7-mile race, drawing amateurs, running fanatics and even Olympians.
- More from Massvacation.com (General Information)