(Photos courtesy of Steamship Authority and Flickr members killians_red and quinn_anya)
Cape Cod is one of New England's finest treasures and it's the perfect place to visit in the summer! Basking in the sun is always relaxing, but the Cape offers plenty of other fun things to do:
- Wellfeet Drive-In Theatre: The Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre, built in 1957, plays double features every night in the summertime. The theater is a well-known spot in the Cape and has become a family favorite. Watching a movie while sitting in the car will make you feel like one of the Pink Ladies in Grease! After you get your dose of nostalgia, stop by the snack bar or play a round of mini golf.
- Cape Cod National Seashore: Henry David Thoreau once said, "A man may stand there and put all America behind him." He was talking about the Cape Cod National Seashore. The seashore encompasses forty miles of beaches, marshes, and ponds. Admire the view of the dunes, go for a stroll, or take a dip in the ocean, but watch out—the waves can be powerful!
(Photos courtesy of Michael Malyszko and Top of the Hub)
Sometimes winter activities can really break the bank, but not in Boston! New England weather is cold, but staying indoors to shop can get expensive quickly. Grab your hat and mittens—we've come up with five fun alternatives for under $50!
Skating on the Frog Pond is a Boston classic, but it must not be overlooked. This frozen gem in the middle of Boston Common provides endless fun and is a must-do while in the city. Circling around the ice, learning to skate for the first time, or racing your skilled competitors is always enjoyable. Enjoy an après-skate hot chocolate from the Frog Pond Cafè or try our personal favorite, the Belgian waffles with maple syrup. Adults skate for $5 and children under 13 years old are free! If you need them, rental skates for adults cost $9 and for kids cost $5. Lockers are also available to keep your valuables safe while you show off your skills.
While you're in the area, grab your toboggan and head to Flagstaff Hill. Found near the baseball diamond on Boston Common, this hill is a local favorite. The best part about it? It's free!