Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod is where the Mayflower landed, and since then has been a popular summertime spot for New Englanders looking to enjoy the ocean and escape the summer heat. This hook-shaped penninsula is about 70 miles long and offers more than 500 miles of coastline to enjoy. The 15 towns and villages that make up the region each have their own flavor, but they are tied together by adorable architecture, maritime history, beautiful beaches, and great seafood.

A visit to The Cape is a great way to escape the summer heat in the city, and there is so much to do here. Whales, dolphins, and seals are all popular sites, and there’s tons of outdoor recreation both on land and by sea. Be sure to stop at a classic seafood shack while you’re here and get some of the fresh catch.