10 Best Places in New England to visit in Summer

9) Cape Cod, Massachusetts

It’s the easily recognized hook-shaped peninsula off the coast of Massachusetts and a popular summer vacation destination. Cape Cod is full of quaint seaside villages, and miles of ocean beaches. The large town of Hyannis is the well-known Kennedy homestead locale. The resort islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are easily accessible by ferry from Cape Cod. There are abundant seafood shacks and spots where you can pull your own oysters and clams from the sea. If you’d like something a little more off the beaten path, there are 20 kettle ponds that are great spots for fresh water fishing and family picnics. The cheapest way to arrive is by Ferry from Boston. If you’re on a budget or short on time, the southern tip of the cape is the place to go. There you can rent a bike and take your own self-guided tour of the sites.