Cape Cod has charming small towns full of hydrangeas and carefully preserved history and culture. With long sandy beaches along every nook, summer days spent at the Cape are filled with outdoor showers rinsing off the sand, collecting seashells, playful waves, whale-watching evenings and calm bay waters wrapped up in a little peninsula that feels just like home. This vacation retreat welcomes the youngest and oldest of vacationers in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

WHERE TO STAY: Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham. This Inn is gracious yet kid-friendly, with programs available for children in the mornings and evenings.

WHERE TO EAT: The Beach House Restaurant. This is a fabulous choice for family dining because it is located on the beach. Children can dig in the sand in full view of their parents. The restaurant also features family theme-night dining events such as the Cape Cod Clambake.

WHAT TO DO: Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich offers a hand-carved carousel, antique cars, an art collection, a natural history museum, a huge play ship for children, a windmill and 100 acres of gardens.

HOW TO GET THERE: You can get to Cape Cod by water or land.

Insider Tip: Visit Captain’s House Inn restaurant to have full English breakfast served by British students.

 

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