New Year’s has come and gone, and with it comes the excitement of a new year. It’s a time to start fresh, and what better way to do so than with a visit to Cape Cod? Although Cape Cod might not be the first place that comes to mind for a vacation in winter—it can be tempting to stay inside when it’s cold out—there are more than a few fun things that’ll convince you to go out and share in the excitement!

Cape Cod has long been a place to escape the daily dreariness of normal life, and it makes for a great destination to start off the new year as well! Read on below and see why you should experience a Cape Cod New Years in 2018.

Historical Significance

Being located in New England, Cape Cod has a long, important history in this country. You’ll find more than a few museums on Cape Cod, including the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Chatham Railroad Museum, and many, many more. You’ll also find the Kennedy Compound, summer home to one of the most famous families in American history. There’s even an entire museum dedicated to their lives, the John F. Kennedy Museum in Hyannis.

Famous Lighthouses

Cape Cod is home to a number of historical lighthouses that you can visit. Though many of the lighthouses were decommissioned due to improved technology rendering them obsolete, a few are still in use today. Take a tour of some of the local lighthouses and get a feel for their importance and history. A few of the lighthouses you can visit include Chatham Lighthouse, Nobska Point Lighthouse, The Highland Light, Nauset Beach Light, Wood End Light, and more.

Live the New England Lifestyle

After seeing some of the history of our area, it’s time to check out how the modern man lives! Cape Cod is home to many delicious restaurants and taverns serving delicious seafood and cold brews in a warm atmosphere. If you’re looking for a good glass of wine and a romantic atmosphere to start off 2018, visit Del Mar Bar & Bistro in Chatham. You can find a more relaxed vibe stopping by for take-out at Corner Store in Chatham; they offer a little bit of everything and are reminiscent of the small markets of yesteryear.

Look Forward a Cape Cod New Years

Cape Cod is the place to be to start 2018 off with a bang, and New England Vacation Rentals offers a number of cozy rentals to make your trip memorable. We’d love to help you plan a trip to the area; just give our reservation specialists a call for more information about the kinds of activities and attractions you can enjoy during a Cape Cod New Years!