Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

On the eastern end of Massachusetts lies the area known as Cape Cod.


On the eastern end of Massachusetts lies the area known as Cape Cod. With roughly 559.6 miles of beaches, 50 golf courses and world-class fishing, it becomes clear that if you love the ocean, this is the place for you. If you are an active person, Cape Cod offers the chance at hiking, biking, paddling and more. Take a boat ride for sightseeing or Whale watching, relax at one of the areas many spas or take in a show. The area is a fabulous choice for dining, with a number of restaurants, visitors will not be disappointed, especially while sampling some of the freshest seafood in the country. For suggestions on what to do, where to eat, what to pack and more, visit our page for, “Cape Cod, Massachusetts”

Things to Do in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

  • Kayaking/Paddleboarding -
    Experience the Bass River on your own kayak or paddleboard. Don't worry though, even if you are a first-timer, you'll have a life jacket. Bass River Kayaks, Cruises and Paddleboards will give you a water proof map and inform you about the tides, even give you a brief lesson. They also offer boat river cruises for those who would rather relax and enjoy the view.
  • Boat Ride -
    In Plymouth there are boat cruises to witness some gorgeous views and watch the sea life. Captain John Boats is known for running into whales on their four-hour rides. There is also Pilgrim Belle, which offers harbor cruises daily.  Their sunset cruise is often a favorite and they offer brunch or dinner cruises to dine with a view! Love boats, but sick of tours? Check out the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship the Pilgrims sailed to the new world on.
  • Fishing -
    Take the youngsters fishing by visiting Cap'n Kids Fishing Adventures. Cap'n Kid offers two-hour trips specially geared towards working with kids, where they'll teach them how to fish by rod and reel, pull a lobster trap and bait a crab trap. They also have a traditional four-hour charter fishing boat trip.
  • Baseball - 
    Stop by and see a game at the world renowned Fenway Park. You'll get to see the 37-foot tall "Green Monster" and chow down on some peanuts and crackerjacks. For more information on Fenway Park, read our article to start planning the perfect baseball road trip on our Sundance Vacations Blog!
  • Fine Arts -
    The Museum of Fine Arts Boston has special exhibits, such as the Japanese Buddhist Temple Room. Certain exhibitions are only up for a while so make sure you check out their website to see what's new before you visit! There's art from all over America, Europe, Asia, Africa and more in their collection. It's an artist's paradise!
  • Boston - 
    Sundance Vacations partners with industry leaders to bring Cape Cod destinations to our customers. Cape Cod is a great home base for excursions to Boston, a town with a rich history and sense of culture.  Vacationers can check out some of the delicious fare, visit local hot spots and historical sites or even take the Samuel Adams Brewery Tour!
What to pack

Massachusetts is a great place to take part in outdoor activities, many of which may involve water, so pack accordingly! Include some water shoes, sandals and some clothing for cool and warm weather; it can get chilly when you're damp. If you plan on visiting Boston, it might be wise to bring one or two nicer outfits for going out. For what to wear, it really depends on the time of the year you visit. Scroll up to see weather averages during the month you're coming! Many travelers suggest bringing sunblock no matter what time of the year you visit. For more packing tricks, watch our Sundance Vacations Packing Tips video.


In the city of Boston some people will rent bikes to get around for the day. If you'd rather a vehicle, you could take the bus, rail, boat, plane, or just simply a car. For more information on transportation in Massachusetts, visit MassDot. Furthermore, check out this article on our Sundance Vacations Blog for some tips on how you could save money on a rental car if that's what you're considering doing.

Notable Navigation

Transportation to Destination

  • Taxi to East Sandwich
  • Drive to Plymouth
  • Drive to New Bedford
  • Drive to Quincy
  • Drive to Boston
  • Drive to Providence

Amount of Time

  • 22 Minutes
  • 41 Minutes
  • 57 Minutes
  • 1 Hour 8 Minutes
  • 1 hour 18 Minutes
  • 1 hour 22 Minutes
Fun Facts
  1. Boston is home to the first subway system in the United States. It was started in 1897.
  2. Both volleyball and basketball were invented in Massachusetts. It is also where the first sewing machine and computer were invented. Oh and the classic pink lawn flamingo we all love? First manufactured in Leominster.
  3. The first Dunkin Donuts opened here and is still opened to this day in Quincy, MA. However, only 34 of Boston's 840+ restaurants serve fast food.
  4. There is a house in Rockport that is made entirely out of newspapers.
  5. The Boston University Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue is the only place on the planet where a boat can sail under a train that's driving under a car driving under an airplane. Talk about complicated architecture.