Family-Friendly Hotel Close to Cape Cod Attractions
Cape Cod is both a peninsula and an island—while it uncurls into the Atlantic Sea from Massachusetts, the base of the peninsula was cut through by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1914. But you can still easily access the Cape by driving over the Sagamore or Bourne Bridge. Located in Cape Cod’s West Yarmouth (about a 1.5-hour drive from Boston), Bayside Resort Hotel offers a front-row seat to Lewis Bay. With this deal, Jacuzzi suites come with rose petals, daily chocolates, and a bottle of champagne—not to mention the two-person tub just a few steps from the king-size bed.
The hotel is situated close to waterfront seafood restaurants, quaint shopping areas, and numerous golf courses. There are also kid-friendly amenities, such as an expansive indoor pool and a large arcade and game room stocked with video games, billiards, and air hockey.
In the morning, a complimentary continental breakfast awaits in the dining room. Menu items include fresh waffles, hard-boiled eggs, and pastries. At the resort's Moby Dick Pub (open daily after Memorial Day), bartenders pour draft beers and mix cocktails beneath a Ceiling Hall of Fame thick with dollar bills bearing messages scrawled by regulars past and present.
Highlights of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
- By the numbers: 60 miles south of Boston, 15 idyllic towns, and 300 miles of sandy shoreline
- Summer vacation destination: fresh-seafood restaurants, shops, and bicycle trails, such as the Chatham Old Colony and the Cape Cod Rail Trail
- Cape Cod National Seashore's 44,000 acres stretch from Orleans to Provincetown and feature six swimming beaches, wild cranberry bogs, and miles of walking and biking trails.
- Whale watching: Between April and November, tour boats take passengers out to sea to catch glimpses of humpback and minke whales.
- Art and nightlife: In Provincetown, check out local artwork, as well as cabarets, bars, and lounges.
- West Yarmouth: Set on the southern coast of the Cape, it's renowned for its 1816 lighthouse, Point Gammon, which presides over the entrance to Hyannis Harbor.