Trip Report

Cape Cod in the Summer

Anyone from New England USA knows how special a week in Cape Cod, MA is for the family.

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North AmericaUnited States7 days / July 2019

Highs & Lows

The National Seashore!

We had some rainy days

Q & A

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Sometimes rain can last a whole week in the summer in the Cape which can kind of kill any beach plans you have. However, if you happen to catch a rainy day or two consider still going to the beach with a rain jacket (it will be super cold) but the rain makes the waves go crazy and they put on a great show for you to watch.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Get a house instead of a hotel! It's great for spending time with family and friends and allows you to cook your own breakfast and lunch instead of having to go out for every meal. Most hotels around are nice but they are more like motels and don't have many amenities.

  • Packing tips?

    As with the chance of rain, you want to be prepared for all weather, temperatures are usually around 70 F during the day but once the sun goes down you'll probably want some long pants and a sweater. If it rains, it'll get even colder and a jacket may be nice! The pants are also super helpful for watching the sunset if you are prone to getting nasty bug bites on your legs (who isn't?)

  • Transportation Tips?

    When driving into Provincetown you may hit some traffic which is followed by either very hard to find or expensive parking. The best bet is to park a little bit outside of the town and enjoy a nice hour-ish walk into town or take one of the local busses.

  • Any surprises?

    If you go to any of the national seashores take a walk down the beach away from people and you may find a whole squad of sunbathing seals! They are also all over the water so check for their heads popping up along the shore.

Lodging

  • AirBnB Rental, definitely better than getting a hotel if you're staying for a month and they're very easy to come by! Look for one thats in walking distance to the bay side for some great sunsets.