You’ll find a helpful overview about all areas of the Cape, including the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, on CapeCodChamber.org and its companion site CapeCodTravelGuide.com. Together they are a great resource for information about activities, including biking, hiking, whale watching, golf, arts and cultural pursuits and the Cape Cod Baseball League. Each activity is searchable on a map. A comprehensive list by town of Cape Cod beaches includes a handy link to water quality information. Ferry schedules and airline info are here too. Last-minute hotel deals are a helpful feature for the truly time-pressed, but for everyone else, due diligence means a quick blast through online hotel search engines or a call directly to the hotel in question, just to make sure you’re getting absolutely the best rate. Be aware that the dining listings are just that–listings rather than subjective recommendations.
(Photograph: Sandwich Visitor Services Board)