Cape Cod Musuem of Natural History, photo by Jaci Conry

April Breaks for Every Type of Student

April vacation can’t come fast enough for kids who have been cooped up all winter, but for the parents who need to keep them busy for a week at home, take heart—there’s still time to plan. Whether you just want to get away for a day, a long weekend, or the entire week, here are some favorite ideas for every type of student.

Animal Fanatics

Woods Hole Aqaurium, Dan Cutrona

Active Traveler: The Great Indoors

Spring is on its way.  But we Cape Codders know that spring has a tendency to run a little late in arriving here. The snow piled up outside is slowly melting, though trips to the playground, beaches and bike trails might have to wait just a bit longer.

That being said, there are plenty of amazing things to see and do while enjoying the warmth and comfort of being indoors!

Old Yarmouth Inn

7 Reasons to Leave the House and Escape to the Cape

Ah, winter nights. A bowl of popcorn, the crackling fireplace, snow falling past the windows, and you curled up on the couch with the remote. Enough of this. It’s almost spring, and we need some practice turning off the TV and leaving the house again!

For a long-weekend escape to the Cape, here are seven nights out better than your favorite program:

Kream n' Kone, Ben Nugent

Vintage Cape Cod

Hop aboard a ferry that whisks you away to Martha’s Vineyard. Take in a movie at an old-fashioned drive-in. Pitch a tent at a campground within walking distance of the National Seashore. Savor an ice cream cone while sitting on a stool at a counter straight out of the 1950s.

Credit Atlantic White Shark Conservancy - Wayne Davis

Ocean Quest

Somewhere beyond cult films like “Jaws” and “Sharknado” lies the reality about great white sharks.

That reality may rest in the vicinity of two of Discovery Channel’s one-hour “Shark Week” features that premiered in 2011 and 2013 and followed shark expert Greg Skomal and his research team as they tracked the apex predator’s movements in Cape Cod waters.

Ocean House, The Social Diner

Signature Drinks of Summer

When it comes to cocktails, Cape and Islands restaurants go out of their way to dazzle. Whether it’s sweet, spicy or just plain refreshing, most eateries have signature cocktails or customer favorites. Here are some of our best bets.

Hidden Hollow, Dan Cutrona

Cape Cod Through the Eyes of a Child

There’s something so wonderfully timeless about Cape Cod. The easier pace, the bucolic village greens and the tidy harbors, the scent of the salty air—and oh, those alluring broad white sand beaches! While we adults find this sandy peninsula intoxicating, it is also a true children’s paradise. For evidence, just listen for the ding of the ice cream truck bell the next time you’re at the beach.

Mahi Gold, Paul Scharff

Treasure Hunting

For either the selective treasure hunter or the equal-opportunistic shopaholic, Cape Cod is a wonderland of enticing home-grown and hand-crafted finds just waiting to be discovered. Here are just some of the unique ways to take home “a piece of Cape Cod” when you leave!

Dennis Highlands, Paul Scharff

Courting Fun

A romantic evening with your significant other can come in many fun, creative ways when visiting Cape Cod. Planning your date might involve a sunset dinner, an outdoor band concert, a round of golf, a bike ride, a boat rental, a brewery tour or a secluded hike through the woods. The options are limited only by your imagination.

Here are a few ideas that are sure to inspire you!

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