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Visiting Cape Cod

Whether it’s antique shopping, upscale dining, or whale-watching that draws you to New England, you’ll find a treasure trove in Cape Cod’s hamlets and off its sandy shores. Villages dotted with lighthouses delight families and couples, who—along with its most famous residents, the Kennedys—flock here in droves every summer. Visit in May or September to unearth a quieter Cape.... Read More Whether it’s antique shopping, upscale dining, or whale-watching that draws you to New England, you’ll find a treasure trove in Cape Cod’s hamlets and off its sandy shores. Villages dotted with lighthouses delight families and couples, who—along with its most famous residents, the Kennedys—flock here in droves every summer. Visit in May or September to unearth a quieter Cape.    Close

Stories and Tips Cape Cod

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Shopping on the Cape

Written by zabelle on 03 Dec, 2006

Christmas Tree ShopMultiple locationsChristmas Tree ShopsWith a slogan like "Don’t you just love a bargain" you know that you are going to enjoy shopping here and find lots of wonderful bargains to boot. This chain of shops was founded on the Cape over 30 years…Read More


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Hyannisport Harbor

Written by mtemail on 17 Sep, 2005

Hyannisport Harbor has a wealth of choices for dining and entertainment. Hy-line cruises runs a harbor cruise that essentially focuses on seeing the Kennedy compound, the Kennedy summer house, and Ted Kennedy’s sailboat. It really is a crowd pleaser, and the ride is a nice,…Read More


Cape Cod in April 2004

Written by mcurri on 31 Jul, 2004

For our yearly vacation in April, my husband and I stayed a week in Cape Cod at "The Harwich Port" in Harwich Port, MA. A friendly and welcoming place, the timeshare offered relaxed and private accommodations. The Harwich Port is located in the…Read More


Early fall and a day trip to Woods Hole

Written by skeptrix on 27 Jul, 2003

Early fall can be a pleasant time to visit the Cape, especially if you prefer to avoid the crowds of summer. I've visited the Cape in early October and was fortunate to have warm weather and sunny skies. October is off-season, and many of Provincetown’s…Read More


A late June trip with a young child

Written by skeptrix on 27 Jul, 2003

Since 1999 I've gone to Cape Cod every spring or fall. I stay at Sandcastle Condominiums in Provincetown. (See the Sandcastle journal entry.) Sandcastle is located right past the town line, so it's on the outskirts of town. It's a quick bike ride or drive…Read More


Yarmouth on the Mid-Cape

Written by nonniepazonnie on 26 Sep, 2003

Mid-Cape More Commercial, Less Picturesque I spent a weekend in Yarmouth for my wedding anniversary. I had never been to the Mid-Cape before. I have visited Provincetown and Nantucket and was expecting something like that: weathered cedar singled ocean homes with extravagant flower…Read More


The real story about Pier 7

Written by SCRogerD on 21 Dec, 2004

How this unit earned an International Resort of Distinction Award is totally beyond my comprehension. The only positive things I can say about Pier 7 Condominiums are that the location is excellent and that the management is very pleasant and tries to be helpful and…Read More


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THINGS TO DO

Written by Slaney on 17 Jan, 2003

The whole of the Cape is really beautiful--from the beaches to the towns and villages, some with English names, yet so different from their namesakes. We visited the JF Kennedy museum in Hyannis, which tells the story, in pictures, of the whole Kennedy family. They still…Read More


Boston, Massachusetts

Written by EPearl on 13 Oct, 2002

Since this was where our trip originated, it seemed only fair that I put in a mention for this wonderful, old, college town. There are many colleges and universities in and around the area, so the city itself is a mecca for young people. But…Read More


Dennis Port

Written by EPearl on 10 Sep, 2002

During the two visits we paid to the Cape Cod area, we ended up staying in the same small town. I had first gone to the Cape with a girlfriend, and we looked for a location which had easy access to the rest of…Read More


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