Boston & Cape Cod Road Trip  

City to coast

Combine a stay in Boston with a New England-style beach break

Boston dates to the 1600s, and its history is alive and vibrant in its hordes of heritage sites. A couple of hours’ drive away, the bustle of the city fades away as Cape Cod welcomes you with sandy beaches, quaint towns, and succulent seafood.

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Boston and Cape Cod

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Twinning a US city and beach break.

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An east coast gem

In the pantheon of historic American cities, Boston might snatch the top spot. Soaked in the Revolutionary period, its key sights are an obvious draw for history buffs. But don’t overlook its impressive culinary scene, architecture, culture, and sports.

What to do in Boston

Step back in time

The cradle of American history and the revolution that gave birth to America as we know it is most palpable in the downtown heart of Boston. The waymarked Freedom Trail includes Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market, and the 18th-century Old State House, where independence was proclaimed.

Boston Freedom Trail

Where to stay in Boston

The addresses to know

The waterfront location of the Boston Harbor Hotel is fabulous and puts you within easy reach of the Tea Party ships and harbourside walks. Similarly luxurious is the XV Beacon in the beautiful Beacon Hill neighbourhood. If you’re hitting the Freedom Trail, the Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall locates you exactly where you need to be.

Cape Cod

Beach bound…

Pick up your hire car in Boston and head south to Cape Cod. It’s not a long journey – you’ll be there in a couple of hours, depending on where in Cape Cod you decide to stay. This sliver of New England is pure seaside escapism, with quaint inns aplenty and picture-perfect towns lined with cutesy ice cream parlours and classic General Stores.

What to do in Cape Cod

Boating and biking

Steady those sea legs – Provincetown is a springboard for whale-watching cruises. Or visit Cape Cod National Seashore, a 40-mile arc of pristine white sand flanking the Cape’s outer shore. It’s heaven for cyclists, but you don’t have to be a pro to cycle the long, smooth Shining Sea Bikeway. Kids in trailers are commonplace as families hop between beaches, with grownups pointing out wild cranberry bogs, pretty ponds, and lighthouses to the small ones in tow.

Where to stay in Cape Cod

A room at the inn

Choose a room at the beautiful Chatham Bars Inn to stay in one of the best addresses on Cape Cod. It’s got a private beach, a selection of excellent restaurants, and even its own farm.