Capture your heart
Sandy Neck, Barnstable
“I always come back
to the Cape and
walk the beach when
I have a tough
decision to make.. .”
John F. Kennedy
Come to Cape Cod to feel inspired. Come to Cape Cod to
walk our pristine beaches, to revel in our arts and culture, to
reclaim childhood memories of seashells, sandcastles and salt
water taffy. Come to Cape Cod to indulge in the freshest fried
clams, play 18 holes on our lush fairways, and savor our
breathtaking scenic beauty.
Come to Cape Cod to let yourself go and let it capture your
heart, just as it has for these four people. ..
Bass Hole, Yarmouth Port
Wychmere Harbor, Harwich Port
is not just a place.. .
it’s a connection.
Coming to Cape Cod is like a blank slate for Kate. No running
around to ballet lessons, piano classes or soccer practice.
Unwinding on Cape Cod means no running at all. It means
turning off her cell phone and finding those moments to really
connect with her family. ..and herself. Whether it is a game of
miniature golf, a leisurely stroll along winding nature trails,
exploring a hidden artist’s studio on historic Route 6A or a
relaxing canal cruise, Cape Cod provides Kate with a peace of
mind she can’t find anywhere else. For more about nature and
arts trails, visit www.CapeCod.travel.
Hyannis Harbor, Hyannis
is not just a place. ..
it’s a feeling.
Late afternoons in season, Bob takes his grandson Trey to
Chatham to watch the fishing boats return to unload their
daily catch, and the harbor seals come in search of cast-offs.
Other times, Bob brings him to Chapin Beach, where he will
one day teach his young grandson to go clamming in the tidal
flats on Cape Cod Bay, and surfcast for stripers and bluefish
from the shore. Seeing these things through the child’s eyes
reminds Bob of how lucky he is to call Cape Cod home, and to
share this special place with Trey. For more about clamming and
fishing on Cape Cod, visit www.CapeCod.travel.
Gray’s Beach Boardwalk, Yarmouth Port
Pleasant Bay, Chatham
When Mikey sees the arch of the big bridge to Cape Cod, he
holds his breath just like his dad did when he was a boy. He
can barely wait to trade in his sneakers for flip flops, collect
minnows in his new sand bucket, climb the stairs to the top of
the Pilgrim Monument, and see a giant whale splashing in the
deep ocean! The day always ends with a walk to the nearby ice
cream parlor, where a double scoop cone with jimmies awaits.
Mikey’s summer adventures allow his parents to rediscover
Cape Cod through their child. ..and fall in love all over again.
For 52 other fun things to see and do on Cape Cod, visit
is where everyone
gets to play
in the sand.
is not just a place. ..
it’s an attitude.
To Sara, visiting Cape Cod is like an escape from the worries
and pressures of everyday life. It’s about leaving her laptop
behind after a long work week, grabbing her dog Dune, and
heading down to the Cape for sun, surf and fun. The plentiful
sandbars of the Outer Cape provide the perfect setting for her
to ride the waves and clear her head. The vibrant night-life
gives her a chance to reconnect with the girls, meet new people,
and dance to the sounds of live bands. Life in the real world can
get pretty crazy. Cape Cod brings Sara the kind of relief she
needs to balance out her hectic life. For more about surfing and
nightlife on Cape Cod, visit www.CapeCod.travel.
Cape Cod is accessible from virtually anywhere in the world,
whether you’re traveling by air, bus or car. The Cape is just 75
miles from Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts and T.F.
Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. Barnstable Municipal
Airport in Hyannis readily accommodates corporate aircraft and
offers scheduled service between New York, Providence, Boston
and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Car rentals
and bus service are available at either airport, and
ferry service from Boston to Provincetown is
also a popular option for getting here.
Once you cross one of the two bridges
spanning the Cape Cod Canal, a range of
transportation options are available. Ferries
to the islands run daily. In-town bus and
shuttle services are a great way to travel
around Cape Cod, and scenic bike trails
are in abundance. Visit SmartGuide.org to
view all forms of Cape and Islands transit.
This interactive site also includes an online
Travel Planner, travel tips, maps, route information and more.
Let yourself go
to Cape Cod!
Order your Cape Cod Travel Guide, the official guide of the Cape
Cod Chamber of Commerce, packed with interesting articles,
stunning photography, and all you need to know about arts
and culture, recreation, beaches, events, shopping, dining,
accommodation choices and getting around on Cape Cod.
or call 1-508-362-3225
or 888-33CAPECOD (toll-free).
Our professional, knowledgeable staff is happy to help you
create wonderful Cape Cod memories. Visit one of our
welcome centers during your stay: the John C. Davenport
Welcome Center at the Junction of Routes 6 and 132 in Hyannis, the
Route 25 Visitor Center on Route 25 Eastbound in Plymouth, or the
Route 3 Visitor Center at Exit 5 off of Route 3 in Plymouth.
Photography credits: Margo Tabb Summerfield, Patrick Wiseman, Paul Scharff, Chris Cook & Focal Point Studio.