Getting to Cape Cod: Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities. Rental cars are available at the airport. From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 and after 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or go to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
Several small commuter airlines serve Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston, Providence, and New Bedford. Cape Air, US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
Bus service is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Logan Direct serves Hyannis
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole ferry from Logan Airport
Passenger Boats leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September) at Provincetown. Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
A passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown.
A Cape Cod Sightseeing vacation can include the four sections of Cape Cod: Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, and Outer Cape.
Cape Cod is about 60 miles long and 20 miles wide at its widest point and offers unique features in each of its regions.
Biking, antiquing, museums and beaches, your choice will depend on how you like to spend your vacation.
Cape Cod sightseers visiting the Mid Cape and Lower Cape will find that it offers a good mix of golfing, nature preserves, bike trails and beaches,
Sightseeing on the Outer Cape will offer the nature lover a solitude that prompted Henry David Thoreau to visit several times and write a Journal about his sightseeing on Cape Cod.
Cape Cod Sightseeing on the upper Cape takes you through villages settled by the sons and daughters of the 1620 Pilgrims from England. The upper Cape can offer history museums including the oldest house on the Cape, the Hoxie House pictured above. Sandwich on Upper Cape also offers dunes, beaches, and bike trails.
Cape Cod Sightseeing on the upper Cape can include the beaches and dunes of Sandwich and the museums including the Sandwich glass museum.
The dunes are part of a sandy terminal moraine where natural beauty can offer sightseeing. The combination of preserved natural parks and the many museums and galleries can offer the family a varied selection that will keep the Cape Cod vacation interesting.
Cape Cod Sightseeing, Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, Outer Cape
A Cape Cod Sightseeing vacation is easier to plan when you divide Cape Cod into Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, and Outer Cape Cod. The four sections of Cape Cod offer varied sightseeing, beaches, history museums, art colonies, and antique galleries.
Cape Cod's four sections of the peninsula are bound by Atlantic Ocean on the east and by Buzzards Bay and Long Island Sound on the west. Each area will offer great beaches, rail trail biking, history museums, art galleries, antique shopping, and nature walks. The Mid and Lower Cape offers warm water beaches such as Skaket Beach in Orleans, pictured above.
Cape Cod Sightseeing Upper Cape, biking Shining Sea Bikeway, Woods Hole.
Fifteen large towns and many small villages make up the sandy moraine that juts into the Atlantic Ocean 60 miles south of Boston that was named by explorers in 1607 Cape Cod because of the abundant fish..
Upper Cape: Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee, and Sandwich define the upper Cape
Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Hyannis, Yarmouth, and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
Lower Cape includes Brewster, Harwich, Orleans and Chatham.
Outer Cape includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
Nobska Lighthouse at woods Hole on Upper Cape Cod offers sightseeing near the Shining Sea Bikeway, a bike and walking trail that runs beside Buzzards Bay