Cape Cod has been a popular vacation destination since the late 19th century, when rail travel made it more accessible, and over the next century, it has become America’s playground. Made even more popular by the Kennedys’ love of Hyannis, its towns and villages offer a historic charm as well as a serenity derived from the sea waters that surrounds it. To give you a better understanding of the beauty of Cape Cod, we at New England Vacation Rentals have put together this mini guide to some of the more fun facts about the area!
See the Light
Cape Cod is famous for being home to more than a dozen lighthouses, more than any other county in the nation and these stalwart structures that have saved the journeys of so many ships at sea are worthy of a visit, no matter which town or village you choose to make your vacation destination. The most famous of the lighthouses, Nauset Lighthouse in Eastham, offers tours on select days and at select times, but even if you don’t get to see the inside, a family picture taken outside will be a great souvenir!
We Love Our Potato Chips
We love our potato chips, and chances are you do too. Cape Cod Potato Chips are made right here on Cape Cod in Hyannis, and if you are checking out the area that the Kennedy family made their personal playground, you will have plenty of chances to see that they are as good as they look! Even if you don’t visit Hyannis, however, our chips can be found in most local stores on Cape Cod, so be sure to grab a bag or two when stocking the fully equipped kitchen of your Cape Cod escape.
Sandwich Is the Oldest Town
European immigrants settled in Sandwich 150 years before America became an independent nation and offers a historic charm you will want to explore. Check out the Hoxie House, the oldest house in town for a realistic glimpse into what life would have looked like back in the day. Today, Sandwich is known for its restaurants and beautiful beaches, so be sure to explore the modern amenities as well.
Seafood Has Never Tasted So Sweet
When surrounded by the sea, you have to expect that seafood is going to be delicious and sweet and Cape Cod offers multiple perfect examples. From the casual indoor/outdoor dining areas of Seafood Sam’s in Sandwich to the white clothed tables found at the Impudent Oyster in Chatham, every meal is destined to be your favorite!