The family vacation is a time honored tradition that can be made even more enjoyable with a visit to Cape Cod. Offering family friendly adventures your children will talk about for years to come, we at New England Vacation Rentals has created this guide to traveling with children to Cape Cod, ensuring that every minute will be filled with magic and wonder.

Building Sand Castles at Shore’s Edge

Obviously, trips to the beach will play an important part in your vacation activities, but we want to fine tune it even more with the suggestion of working together with your kiddos constructing the sandcastle of your dreams. And if you need some suggestions on how to build bigger and better, be sure to visit the Yarmouth Sand Castle Trail, taking place from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. The sculptures will amaze you and perhaps give you some ideas on something you can build on a smaller scale!

Ice Cream on a Summer’s Day

There is just something right about enjoying an ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day and even more so on Cape Cod! Schoolhouse Ice Cream & Yogurt in Harwich Port has been a local favorite for decades, and when you enjoy any of the 55 flavors while sitting out on the wide front porch, you will be participating in a tradition we all adore, especially if you are staying in one of our pet friendly escapes. Schoolhouse Ice Cream & Yogurt is pet friendly and they even offer doggie sundaes for free when you purchase something for yourself and/or your family.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Passing through seven towns and stretching out over 25 miles, the Cape Cod Rail Trail offers a fun adventure for families, providing paved trails and very little gain in elevation that is easy to navigate. Rent bikes from any of the shops near the trail (Dennis Cycle Center is a reputable one) and spend as much or as little of your time on the Cape exploring some of the most stunning landscape while on two wheels!

Family Homes from New England Vacation Rentals

Our houses become homes when your family moves inside, and as you choose between properties with private pools versus beachfront properties or homes located in the center of town, this will be the best vacation of all. Reserve your favorite family home today!

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