Need a weekend getaway that’s close to home? A road trip to New England is a great choice for northeastern U.S. residents! New England has an abundance of great vacation spots within its six states, and Cape Cod is one of the best! Cape Cod is full of small, coastal towns that are perfect for relaxing on a summer road trip. Simply rent a car and hit the open road in search of ultimate relaxation! Read on for more information on our New England road trip itinerary.
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Cape Cod is a great escape for Boston residents. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, a Boston to Brewster, MA, road trip is the best way! It’s less than a two-hour drive, which makes it the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. No matter where you’re coming from, be sure to check off the items on our Cape Cod Packing List!
Stop for Lunch in Sandwich, MA
All New England road trippers will pass through Sandwich, MA, en route to your final destination on Cape Cod. Sandwich, MA, is the first town you will pass as you make your way onto Cape Cod. Cafe Riverview, located just off the beaten path, is a popular spot for travelers to stop and have lunch or fuel up with a cup of coffee.
The menu features tasty selections like bagel and lox and a traditional or spicy breakfast burrito. Even better, this restaurant is part of a vocational program that hires individuals with disabilities! Stop here for great food and to support an even better cause.
Cruise Along the Old King’s Highway
The most popular scenic route on Cape Cod is the Old King’s Highway. This stretch, otherwise known as Route 6A, spans 62 miles from Sandwich, MA, to Orleans, MA. From your car, enjoy the serene sights of the tree-lined highway. Or, hop out and visit some of our favorite stops along the way like Nickerson State Park and the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The Old King’s Highway is a must for your Cape Cod road trip itinerary!
Arrive at Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod
Make Candleberry Inn the final stop on your road trip to New England! Our Brewster, MA, bed and breakfast is a peaceful escape from the business of everyday life. Our coastal town has a lot to offer like sandy beaches, 5-star restaurants, first-class accommodations, and premier hospitality.
Consider a stay in the Seacroft Suite at Candleberry Inn. This suite-style room is located on the second level of the Main House and features a cozy king-size bed, private bathroom with luxury bath amenities, bonus sitting room, and gorgeous views of the Inn’s side gardens and whispering fountain.
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