Cape Cod, known to most as "the Cape," is a 70-mile stretch of land that bends like the elbow of Massachusetts into the Atlantic Ocean. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Cape's shores burst with tourists, swimming and exploring (on foot or on bike) its 40 miles of national seashore. But beaches are far from the only things the Cape has to offer.
As you wander through the Cape's charming small towns, lose yourself in the many art galleries, antique stores, jewelry shops and mini golf courses. And when hunger strikes, be sure to dig into Cape specialties: lobster rolls and clam chowder.
Staying for a few days? Consider one of the many beautiful - and historic - bed and breakfasts in the area.
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