Cape Cod

Cape Cod Travel Guide

One of the secret springs left over from the Ice Age, hidden deep in the Wellfleet and Truro woods. The water is exquisitely clear and silky.

For guided kayak trips with naturalists or sport fishing charters, turn to Goose Hummock, the area’s aquatic experts.

In North Falmouth, the crescent-shaped Old Silver Beach has calm waters that attract families.

This fishermen's hangout is a mecca for townies. If you’re an exhibitionist you can sit in the window and be seen by passersby.

Those who are fans of nostalgia and good deli food should make a stop at this general store on Route 6 near Lecount Hollow Road and the Cape Cod National Seashore. Out front is a Coca-Cola sign with "So. Wellfleet General Store" above the logo.

This unvisited secret spring was left over from the Ice Age and is hidden deep in the Wellfleet and Truro woods. The water is exquisitely clear and silky.

Attend demonstrations by naturalists and a resident beekeeper, plus explore the three nature trails through protected woodland and salt marshes and along Cape Cod Bay.

For picnic supplies, check out the Brown Jug, a gourmet grocery in Sandwich. They’ll also put together a basket for you, complete with cloth napkins and a corkscrew.

Sisters Ann Hill and Margaret Hill combined their backgrounds in design and fashion to create this eclectic boutique, which sources from abroad (Scandinavian furniture, Turkish earrings) and close to home (totes made in Maine from old sails).

The emphasis here, also home to the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, is on Broadway musicals. Bette Davis famously began her career here, as an usher.

Chatham Pottery sells heavy ceramic pieces emblazoned with mermaids, shells, and other maritime motifs.

Home to the region’s largest selection of braided rugs, this Harwich company has a history dating back to 1910, when factory worker Romeo Paulus changed a shoelace machine into a braided-rug machine and started his own company.

Parking is nearly impossible at this picture-perfect cliffside beach.

In the city with the highest concentration of bookstores on Cape Cod, this tiny shop stands out for its wide selection and long history, which dates back to 1932.

Onlookers at Provincetown’s Race Point Beach erupt in applause the moment the sun disappears. For the more athletic, bike the 5.2-mile look between Race Point and Herring Cove beach.