The family vacation is something we look forward to all year long. Offering the opportunity to draw closer as we escape the toils and stresses of everyday life and face adventures together, it can be the best time of our lives. It would be unrealistic of us to assume that every member of your family has the same tastes and interests, and in the interests of a harmonic getaway, we at New England Vacation Rentals have created this family guide to ensure this Cape Cod vacation is exactly how you dreamed it could be!

A Taste of the Town

Our favorite part of any vacation is getting to taste the flavors of the region, but when traveling with children, this can be a tricky proposition. You’ll probably want to avoid anything too fancy, too unusual, or too quiet. As a matter of fact, you should probably stay away from anything that is too much of anything! Some of our favorite family-friendly places include Wee Packet in Dennis Port, which is open all day, Ember Coal Fire Pizza in Harwich Port, because everyone loves pizza, and the Kream n’ Kone Restaurant in Chatham, famous for its tasty fried seafood and sweet dairy treats.

The Great Outdoors

The natural landscape of Cape Cod is a wondrous one that invites you to stay outside as much as possible. From tours of the cranberry bogs in Harwich to short hikes along the many trails that traverse the Cape to explorations of the worlds of the tidal pools at Corporation Beach in Dennis, the fun that can be had outside is endless. In Brewster, Nickerson State Park offers an interesting change from the beach and ocean with forests and freshwater ponds; grab some poles and bait and spend a happy morning with the family fishing for the night’s dinner, or for the rest of the week’s dinners if you get really lucky! Cape Cod has beautiful nature, so make sure you visit these landscapes for your next Cape Cod vacation.

Indoors Can Be Fun, Too!

Museums aren’t always something that appeals to people of all ages, but there are some notable exceptions on Cape Cod. The Chatham Railroad Museum (153 Depot Road, Chatham)is an exciting place to explore, featuring exhibits from railway history that are both beautiful and fascinating, including authentic locomotives that were once used at the World’s Fair in 1939. Amp up the excitement prior to your visit by visiting the museum’s website for a chance to hear a steam whistle. The Chatham Shark Center, found at 235 Orleans Road, North Chatham, while not exactly a museum, offers the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating cold-blooded creatures that have been the topic of scary movies and nightmares for generations!

Family Friendly Cape Cod Vacation Escapes

Coming together at the end of a long day of Cape Cod explorations and adventures is a warm and wonderful experience when done in the comfort of our classic vacation homes; reserve your Cape Cod vacation today! Click here to learn more about us.