Cape Cod Family Vacations

cape cod family vacationsIf you plan to go on a trip, Cape Cod family vacations can be a treat for all ages. The area provides something for everyone from water play to nature hikes. Staying in a vacation rental is a great way to create a home-away-from-home that you can use as a base while you explore the area. It's often more affordable than hotels and definitely more convenient. Let your children experience what local Cape Cod living as you investigate local markets and celebrate holidays with the townspeople.

Privacy doesn't have to become an issue when you take Cape Cod family vacations. Many vacation rentals offer multiple bedrooms and bathrooms so nappers can rest peacefully, taking a break from the day's activities. They might need that break, too, since there are so many things to do in the area. Spend some time exploring the beaches along the Atlantic Ocean or explore some local lakes and ponds. You can collect shells and take the little ones in swimming if you go to beaches with calm bay waters such as Corporation Beach or Mayflower Beach.

When you take Cape Cod family vacations you can take advantage of the fact that you are staying only 71 miles from Boston. Take a day trip into the city to explore the rich history of the area and to visit the children's museum. If you have teens or tweens traveling with you who enjoy the outdoors, take some bicycle tours around the area and check out the cranberry bogs. The Great Island trail provides six to eight miles of challenging yet beautiful hiking along the edges of an historic whaler's rendezvous.

Reinforce school lessons by taking your children bird-watching and kayaking so they can explore the waterways. See how many mammals you can locate around your vacation rental. You might see a wide range of creatures from chipmunks to foxes and deer. If you really want to see your children's faces light up, take them on a whale watch between May and October. You can catch an Oceanquest cruise in either Barnstable or Provincetown.

A Cape Cod family vacation wouldn't be complete without sampling some of the local seafood. Head over to a nearby restaurant for a sample. You can choose quick-serve seafood or treat the family to formal dining where you can dine on lobster and fish. If you have little ones begging for something else, try some potato chips after touring the Cape Cod Potato Chips Factory in Hyannis.

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