Here's another option ... If you're flying into and out of Boston, then why not take the train from Boston to NYC, do your sightseeing in NYC, the take the train back to Boston. (The train trip is somewhat more scenic, and much more comfortable than the bus, IMHO.) When you get back to Boston, then you can either take a bus, a ferry, or rent a car to come to Cape Cod. (You could also fly Boston - Cape Cod. It's a quick, scenic flight, but by no means a cost-effective option for 4 people.) The choice of bus vs. ferry really comes down to where you plan to base yourselves once you're on the Cape. The Boston-Cape Cod ferry goes in to Provincetown, at the farthest tip of the Cape. So it's really only a good choice if Provincetown is near to wherever you plan to stay on Cape Cod. Otherwise, the bus is going to be your better option. Re renting a car in Boston and driving to the Cape, I agree that you'll want a car while you're here, to explore as much of Cape Cod as possible. We do have a public transportation system - but it's not a very convenient way to do your sightseeing. That said, I've found that rental car rates are generally cheaper here on the Cape than they are in Boston. So if saving $$ is a your primary consideration, then compare the cost of renting a car in Boston and driving to the Cape, with the cost of taking the bus to the Cape and renting the car once you get here. Whatever works out better - go for it! Hope this helps! Any more questions, feel free to ask!! over 7 years ago
We have been to Cape Cod often but are looking for unusual things to see and do this Sept. Also recommended restaurants.
Not knowing when you'll be here during the month of Sept., or where you plan to stay, it's difficult to give any specific recommendations. But some of our favorite "non-touristy" activities include: crabbing, stargazing, campfires on the beach, cemetery walks (fascinating to read the 300+ year-old epitaphs and see the intricate headstone carvings!), kite flying on the beach, going to local fairs and festivals, and visiting local farms and gardens. Hope this give you some more ideas! almost 8 years ago
Depends on what type of resort you prefer. Green Harbor Waterfront in Falmouth is a great, affordable resort for families. Chatham Bars Inn (Chatham), and Wequassett Resort & Golf Club (E. Harwich) are perfect for an upscale vacation. almost 8 years ago