Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Cape Cod and the Islands

6: Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard
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Martha’s island is located five miles to the south of Cape Cod. You can easily get there through passenger ferries or even your car. Martha’s Vineyard consists of 6 small towns and each of these towns has their own unique personalities and attractions to offer.

Address: Martha’s Vineyard, MA

7: Nantucket

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This Island was founded in the year 1659 by colonists. This Island stretches out 15 miles and is located approximately 30 miles to the south of Cape Cod. In the 18th century, this island used to have the world’s biggest whaling industry, as there were more than 125 massive whaling ships participating. Today, this island is very famous for its historical attractions, amazing beaches, and the cycling paths. In the month of April, you will come across beautiful daffodils along the road-sides. Locals there have been planting these daffodils for decades.

Address: Nantucket, MA

8: Hyannis

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Hyannis is a ferry port and it is located on the south coast of Cape Cod. The sailors who anchor their ships in Lewis bay, Hyannis is considered to be their favorite spot. There’s also a museum for John F. Kennedy, along with his monument because his family actually lived there.

Address: Hyannis, MA

9: Falmouth

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This island is very popular for its beaches and different kinds of water sports. The most common things to do in Falmouth Island are:
- Exploring the great salt marsh
- A bicycle ride along the 10 miles of shore called Shining Sea Bike Path
There’s also a museum in Falmouth Island which showcases two 18th century houses. These houses display unique historical furniture, textile, and fine arts. This could be a great way to occupy a whole day’s worth of activities on Falmouth.

Address: Falmouth, MA

10: Chatham

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Chatham is considered to be the most interesting beach town in Cape Cod. It offers peaceful air, scenic white sandy beaches, and a famous lighthouse. Chatham Island is popular for some other aspects as well for example, having its own baseball team and band concerts in the summer time.

Address: Chatham, MA

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