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Quick Getaway to Cape Cod

I’ve been to Cape Cod a couple of times, but none of them were good experiences because of my Kryptonite – rain. I really wanted to see Cape Cod in all its sunny beauty, and it finally happened!

How to Get There

There are several ways to get to Cape Cod: rail, plane, bus, ferry, or drive. Driving from Boston to Cape Cod takes about 2 hours with little to no traffic, and usually there’s traffic because cars are all funneled into a bottleneck.

My friends Becca and Jeff took the ferry, which takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. I drove myself, Sheena, and Brian, and that took about 2.5 hours. Thankfully, there was little traffic during our drive.

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Food

Because Cape Cod is a vacation spot, prices are generally more expensive. Since we had a dinner reservation at a sit-down restaurant, we grabbed lunch at a general store. Well, my friends ate lunch. I wasn’t hungry because when it’s hot, I tend to be less hungry.

For dinner, we went to Tin Pan Alley in Provincetown, which was recommended by Becca’s manager. I ordered local halibut tacos, and how it turned out was not what I expected. To be honest, I can’t remember the difference between all the fish except for salmon. Halibut is quite muscular for a fish, and it’s because it is a bottom-feeder. Definitely not my favorite fish, but the dish itself was nice.

Cape Cod National Seashore

The main point of the trip was to check out the Cape Cod National Seashore. It encompasses about 40 miles of ponds, beaches, and woods along the coast. You do need a pass to access this area though, so don’t forget to .

We spent most of the day at Race Point Beach because it was a beautiful sunny day. It wasn’t overcrowded at all, and the water wasn’t terribly cold. Personally, I think Australia has the best beaches, followed by California and Hawaii. I’ve never been amazed by beaches on the East Coast, but Race Point Beach would be one of the front runners for New England.

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There are also a bunch of lighthouses along the coast. We checked out the Highland Lighthouse, located about 20 minutes outside of Provincetown and is surrounded by a golf course. The lighthouse had to move 450 feet inland from the coastline due to beach erosion.

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Me & Vacations Towns

Vacation towns usually drive me crazy because of how expensive things are and how little things there are to do. It’s all about relaxing and hanging out with who you are with. Our group hung out at the beach for 3 hours and I never complained about being bored. This is a huge improvement: I think the last time I hung out at a beach, I lasted 40 minutes.

So if you are anything like me and ever decide to go to a vacation town, make sure to arm yourself with snacks, good company, and patience for a slower pace of life.

What are your favorite places to relax and chill? Let me know in the comments below!

Juliet

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