Cape Cod is a hook-shaped peninsula just off the coast of Massachusetts. A popular vacation and summer destination, Cape Cod offers historic character, beautiful beaches, small farms, and a tranquil atmosphere. While the summer months bring in countless tourists, the spring and fall are still fantastic times to visit. The spring offers views of breathtaking pink roses and coastlines full of daffodils. In the fall, the entire landscape alters to a bright red full of cranberries as many of the farms on the island still farm them. Start planning your relaxation tour in a place where you can quarantine yourself in pure serenity.
What to see in Cape Cod
The Cape Cod National Seashore is roughly 40 miles of protected land boasting Atlantic White Cedar forests, bird watching, hiking trails, and of course, beaches.
A location full of art and music is Provincetown, the original landing spot of the Pilgrims before they found Plymouth. Provincetown offers a relaxation tour full of boating, kayaking, plenty of miles of beaches, cycling, and a lively town center.
Just west of Cape Cod is the town of Sandwich, once a major glass-making mecca during the 1800s. Full of unique shops and long stretches of beach, Sandwich tends to be much less crowded than the other locations, but no less beautiful.
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is 25 miles of paved recreation pathways used by cyclists and walkers alike. There are multiple areas that allow for breaks like finding food and visiting the shops that the trail goes through. The route follows what used to be the Old Colony Railroad line, which opened in 1848 and ended service in the 1960s.
The Lighthouses of Cape Cod
Cape Cod has no shortage of beautiful lighthouses used throughout the years-long before GPS systems and modern navigation. With little use in the modern era, lighthouses have become stunning reminders of history, many of them becoming museums for people to visit and enjoy. Guests can climb the spiral staircases and get a peek at what lighthouse keepers used to see when they climbed to the top to light up the rocky shores. Located from Bourne to Provincetown, the lighthouses of Cape Cod are found at significant points along the coast to pinpoint dangerous sailing locations.
Lighthouses of Cape Cod include:
– Race Point Lighthouse
– Wood End Lighthouse
– Long Point Lighthouse
– Highland Lighthouse
– Nauset Lighthouse
– Three Sisters Lighthouses
– Sandy Neck Lighthouse
– Wings Neck Lighthouse
– Nobska Point Lighthouse
– Lewis Bay Lighthouse
– Bass River Lighthouse
– Stage Harbor Lighthouse
– Monomoy Lighthouse
– Chatham Lighthouse
One of the more popular activities on Cape Cod is a boat tour to fantastic whale watching locations. Guests can take a boat from multiple harbors in the hopes of viewing humpback, minke, and finback whales. Tours regularly leave from MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown for excursions to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. Tours are offered from mid-April through to October and can last anywhere from two to four hours, depending on weather conditions and whale activity. Take a boat cruise from Chatham to see seals in their habitats or depart from Harwich Port for a narrated seal cruise around Monomoy Island.
No matter your destination, BTSQ can provide a stress-free excursion for both short and long trips. All of our tour guides and crew members follow strict adherence to CDC Prevention Guidelines, ensuring all vehicles and accommodations are sanitized daily. With our extensive industry network and relationships cultivated through years of partnerships, Beyond Times Square can put together a customized tour for any location in the surrounding areas of your preferred destination.