Cape Cod, Massachusetts | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 17 | Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Museum Mashup

Museum Mashup

With so many beaches and bike paths, rain might not be on your mind when you visit the Cape, but it’s good to know there is a backup plan available near the resort if the weather should happen to turn foul, or if you and the family just need a break from the sun. Here are three excellent family-friendly museums that offer captivating exhibits on Cape Cod culture, all within minutes of Southcape Resort and Club.

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Turn the Tide

Turn the Tide

For a nature lover, Cape Cod is a playground of 560 miles of coastline, 115 beaches, 365 freshwater ponds, miles of thickly-wooded as well as seaside hiking trails, and the spectacular 27,000-acre Cape Cod National Seashore. We’ll highlight just a few of the natural areas you can see on the Cape while on a road trip north to eclectic Provincetown, a historic tourism destination that has become very hip and fashionable.

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Province Lands

Province Lands

Summer is a mighty fine time to be on the Cape. The surrounding water regulates temperatures and provides a constant cooling breeze. High temps averaging in the upper 70s in July are perfect for a dune tour, whale watching excursion, family bike ride, or a round of golf.

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Captain Parker’s Pub-Clam Chowder

Captain Parker’s Pub-Clam Chowder

There are many clam chowders available on Cape Cod. All are tasty, but one reigns over them: Captain Parker’s Pub clam chowder, a silky smooth taste explosion that has won numerous awards and appearances on “best of” lists. The family-friendly pub and restaurant in West Yarmouth overlooks Parker’s River, and has been serving the Cape for more than 30 years. Now you can recreate their famous chowder to enjoy at home.

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Travel Tips

Travel Tips

The Cape can get understandably busy in the summer, especially on weekends. For real time traffic updates, dial 511 on your mobile device or download the Mass511 app.

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Heaven On Earth

Heaven On Earth

Cape Cod is 399 square miles of legendary New England vacation spot.

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Southcape Resort

Southcape Resort

Festiva’s Southcape Resort and Club is conveniently located in Mashpee, in the Upper Cape. The property offers two indoor tennis courts, three outdoor courts, an indoor and outdoor pool with sauna, a fitness room, shuffleboard court, and playground. The 55-unit resort is in a woodsy area just down the road from Mashpee Commons, a popular outdoor shopping area, and is a 10 minute drive to South Cape Beach, which has over a mile of beach, as well as woodlands and ponds for hiking, boating and fishing.

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Crustacean Cravings

Crustacean Cravings

Since 1974, Sam’s has been serving large helpings of clam, haddock, lobster and shrimp, and now has two family-friendly locations in Falmouth and Sandwich.

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Conservation on the Cape

Conservation on the Cape

As you cruise through diminutive Woods Hole, located in the southwest corner of the Cape in Falmouth, the streets practically crackle with scientific activity. There are federal research buildings and college satellite offices everywhere, all dedicated to studying the mysteries of the ocean.

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3 Things to Know Before You Visit

3 Things to Know Before You Visit

The Pilgrims landed in Cape Cod first. After seeing land, they headed south toward their destination of Virginia, but encountered shallow, rocky waters. They doubled back and scouted Cape Cod near Provincetown, but decided to settle in Plymouth, Massachusetts, across the bay.

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