Cape Cod juts out into the Atlantic Ocean from the northeastern coast of the United States, separated from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts by a canal. With its quaint fishing villages, spectacular beaches and historic lighthouses, Cape Cod is a popular summertime destination with something to suit every taste. Together with the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, Cape Cod boasts a thriving arts scene, fabulous New England cuisine with a penchant for fresh seafood, ample opportunity to indulge in a host of water sports and a vibrant nightlife. From whaling captains' mansions and chowder shacks to the posh vacation homes of the rich and famous, Cape Cod wears its heritage with pride. Provincetown, in particular, is a haven for all sorts, but is best known for its proliferation of art galleries and LGBTQ-friendly establishments. The north coast, on the other hand, is especially favored by families with kids owing to its tranquil waters, quiet environs and multitude of family-friendly attractions. No matter which enclave suits you best, fabulous vistas and oodles of charm await around every turn of this New England retreat.