Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard,
& Nantucket, MA:

New England's Best Vacation Region

Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket welcomes you and the people you love to spend time with to a fresh chance to make memories for a lifetime. Bring your sense of fun to the Cape’s beautiful beaches, fresh sea air, stunning walks and bike rides, and plentiful accommodations. Walk the pretty village centers on the islands and poke around in unique shops and museums. Dive into an authentic lobster dinner or a plate of juicy Wellfleet oysters at the many, fun dining spots. Explore walking and biking trails that move among meadows, wooded hills and salt marshes.

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Rocky Shoreline on Cape Cod, MA

Exploring the Cape on Land & Sea

The Cape's natural beauty lends itself perfectly to exploration on two wheels, whether you do mountain biking, scenic byways, or the protected and paved trails. Knock around in the picturesque bays or harbors on a kayak or other paddling craft. Charter a fishing boat for a deep-water experience. Go on an epic whale watch or play a round of golf on a perfect golf course. When you are ready, Cape Cod is here to welcome you. Start planning your Cape Cod getaway today at CapeCodChamber.org. Or read the digital Cape Cod Travel Guide here.

Biking Along the Cape Cod Seashore

A Weekend Trip to the Vineyard

Beautiful and pastoral Martha’s Vineyard is 7 miles off the coast of Cape Cod and is readily accessible by ferries, air and private boats. Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs are the Vineyard’s primary ports. Both towns are ideal for dining and for shopping along Main Street or Circuit Avenue. Attractions include Vineyard Haven’s Martha’s Vineyard Museum, many sailing charters and boat tours, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, island tours, and more. In Oak Bluffs, do not miss the dazzling Gingerbread Cottages or the Flying Horses Carousel.

A walk along Edgartown's North Water Street is a beautiful way to approach the nostalgic and iconic Edgartown Light, across the Harbor from Chappaquiddick Island. Visit Mytoi exotic Japanese garden, Wasque and Cape Pogue! In West Tisbury, enjoy the peace at Long Point Wildlife Refuge and Polly Hill Arboretum. Chilmark and Aquinnah are loved for their rolling meadows, stone walls, and Lucy Vincent Beach. Menemsha’s public beach features the best sunsets on Martha’s Vineyard. Aquinnah is home to the eye-popping Clay Cliffs at Aquinnah that can be viewed from Gay Head Light.

Edgartown's Gingerbread Cottages - Martha's Vineyard, MA

Nantucket - Home of Seafaring History

Nantucket, a crescent of sand 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, has been endowed with just about every travel magazine’s superlative label. With more than 800 pre-Civil War buildings, the entire island is a National Historic Landmark. The 28-block Cultural District proves that this island town is one of the most distinctive destinations in America.

The island’s Whaling Museum and Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum describe Nantucket’s maritime culture. Nantucket has many sailing and boat tours, even a whale watching excursion. Evening sunset sails area popular. Favorite beaches include Jetties and Children’s, Madaket, Surfside and Cisco. Thirty-two miles of cycling trails crisscross the island. Nantucket’s culinary scene is spectacular. Lodging establishments are varied and distinctive. Take a high-speed ferry from New York/New Jersey, Hyannis, New Bedford and Martha’s Vineyard.

Nantucket Whaling Museum - Nantucket, MA
Getting There is Half the Fun - Island Queen - Falmouth, MA
Island Queen

75 Falmouth Heights Road Falmouth, MA, 02540 Phone: 508-548-4800

Ferry lets you explore all that Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard have to offer lucky vacationers

Want to see what Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard have to offer? Make reservations (the website and app are recommended) aboard the Island Queen, the passenger-only ferry from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs. Not only is the 35-minute trip itself a scenic one, as you cruise over the sparkling waters of Vineyard Sound, but there’s so much to see on either end! Falmouth has lovely tree-lined streets with historic homes, great dining and shopping. Oak Bluffs has a famous carousel and gingerbread-style cottages. And don’t forget the rest of the Cape and Vineyard, with spectacular beaches, boutiques, lighthouses, sailing and restaurants for every taste and budget. The ferry accepts bikes, surf boards, kayaks and paddle boards as well as leashed or crated pets. Kids 4 and under ride free.
Herring Cove Beach at Cape Cod National Seashore - Provincetown, MA - Photo Credit MOTT & William DeSouza-Mauk
Cape Cod National Seashore

Various Locations Chatham to Provincetown, MA Phone: 508-255-3421

This national park offers a full summer’s worth of fun for people of all ages. Six ocean beaches (lifeguarded) offer play in the surf; there are many walking and biking paths through inlands dunes, woodlands, and around cranberry bogs and small freshwater “kettle” ponds. Explore the first lighthouses in the country (commissioned by President George Washington). Historic sites, like the place where the first trans-Atlantic telegraph was sent.