About Cape Cod Xplore

About Visiting the Cape Cod Region

By: Stephen Kota | Publisher

beautiful scenery you'll find when visiting cape codCape Cod Xplore is an in-depth resource that lets visitors take a closer look at the landscape, history, art, and culture of Cape Cod and the surrounding islands of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, America’s hometown of Plymouth, and the Elizabeth Islands. Whether you’re a returning visitor or someone who’s discovering the beauty of the islands for the first time, this blog aims to bring new places, activities, and things to your attention, so that you can explore every corner of these breathtaking islands and find the best places to visit in Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Plymouth, and the Elizabeth Islands.

The scenery and landscapes of the Cape and Islands are stunning. Visit iconic spots like the Knob in Falmouth, Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Nauset Beach in Orleans and raw wilderness like the Beech Forest in the Cape Cod National Seashores and Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. There are also iconic lighthouses, from Sankaty Head Light on Nantucket, the Edgartown Light on Martha’s Vineyard, Gurnet Lighthouse in Plymouth, to Nauset Light in Eastham and many more!

Learn Cape Cod history by swinging by the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum including the Cape Cod Central Railroad.cape cod history_statue_ best places to visit in cape cod Or visit the Nantucket Whaling Museum, Plimoth & Patuxet Museums, Martha’s Vineyard Museum and more!

Dive into the Island’s unique art scene at many of its contemporary art galleries. These galleries follow in the tradition of modernist painters like Charles Webster Hawthorne and E. Ambrose Webster, who made Cape Cod one of the country’s premier art colonies during the twentieth century. Performance art, too, is still alive and well on the islands.

Discover the islands’ rich culture, which inspired writers like Herman Melville, by visiting iconic towns like Barnstable, Provincetown, Edgartown, and Nantucket. In Sandwich, learn about early industry at the Sandwich Glass Museum. In Hyannis, discover the rich maritime history at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. And in Yarmouth, find out about the unique social structures of eighteenth-century pirates at the Whydah Pirate Museum.

best places to visit in cape cod_beautiful landscapeFurther your exploration and discovery journey by utilizing the Cape Cod Xplore Interactive Map that guides you to hiking & biking trails, beaches, lighthouses, historic sites, boat launches, performing arts centers, scenic spots, gardens and farms and herring runs, just to name a few.

Whether you’re interested in nature, history, art, or culture, there’s something for you here on the islands. The only way to find out what that is – is to start exploring.