Vacationing Around Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard
by Gary March
Question: We would like to take a week or so and see the Cape Cod area. Where would you stay and maybe take drives each day to see places like Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
Hi Gary - With all the touring you'll be doing, I'd recommend that you stay somewhere near the middle of Cape Cod. If your lodging is centrally located, then even the farthest-away towns will still be within a manageable drive for your day trips.
Depending on the kind of "atmosphere" you prefer, any one of these towns could be a good choich for you:Barnstable
For your day trips to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, that's going to require either a short flight or a ferry ride. Most visitors opt for the ferry. It's the most economical way to go!
You can take a ferry to Nantucket from either Hyannis (year round) or Harwich Port (seasonal). Harwich Port is an easier choice traffic-wise, and parking is free for day-trippers. But ... leaving from Hyannis will give you more scheduling options. Ferries from Cape Cod to Nantucket
Ferries to Martha's Vineyard leave from Hyannis (seasonal) and from Falmouth (year round). Falmouth is a bit of a drive from the Mid-Cape area, but the ferry fares to Martha's Vineyard are cheaper if you go out of Falmouth. Ferries from Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard
I hope you find this information helpful as you're planning your Cape Cod vacation! If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask.