Top 5 Unforgettable US East Coast Road Trip Destinations

 5.) Cape Cod

East Coast Road Trips

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Think wild sand dunes, blinking lighthouses and fantastic seafood. All this and more perfectly describes the 65-mile long peninsula located in eastern Massachusetts.

Cape Cod is a major East Coast road trip destination, with a favorable climate and scenic beauty. One historic town is followed by the next. Windswept beaches invite you to relax and breathe in fresh ocean air after spending hours in the car.

The Cape’s proximity to the Eastern Seaboard’s major urban areas makes it the perfect weekend destination. In the summer months and early fall, CapeCod comes to life with tourism and vacationers. From late October to early May, many of the towns are quieter and more relaxed (though you may find many seasonal businesses are closed for the winter).

Make sure to come hungry. Those who have worked up an appetite will find immense joy in incredible dishes that will stick to your memory long after leaving the beach. Cranberry bog ice cream, stuffed quahogs (hard-shell clams) or lobster rolls — some of these dishes will change your life forever.

Whether you are a beachgoer or seeking constant adventure, magical Cape Cod will make you never want to leave again.