Hotel at a Glance: International Inn and Suites
The guest suites at this downtown Hyannis bed and breakfast are designed with couples in mind—think heart-shaped private jacuzzi tubs, Victorian four-poster beds, and a complimentary hot breakfast in the morning.
- Walk down Main Street to browse quirky boutiques, sample homemade fudge, and warm up with clam chowder.
- Dinner for two at Copper Chimney Restaurant may include Cajun-spiced swordfish, rosemary chicken, or mushroom ravioli.
- Intimate suites exude modern romance with private hot tubs and Victorian period decor.
- Free WiFi keeps guests connected to the outside world.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Quaint Villages, Protected Beaches, and Miles of Shoreline
In the late 19th century, Cape Cod began to blossom into a summer vacation destination as visitors swapped crowded coastal cities for the sandy shores of eastern Massachusetts. Today, the arm-shaped peninsula encompasses a string of idyllic fishing villages, rolling dunes, and 300 miles of sandy shoreline—and it’s still the place where many East Coasters choose to spend their leisurely summer days. Popular attractions include fresh-seafood restaurants, quaint stores, and bicycle trails, such as the 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail that wends through Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, and Wellfleet.
But there’s also plenty to do in winter, when the crowds are a lot smaller. On the uppermost tip of the Cape, the free-spirited art colony of Provincetown attracts visitors year-round. This is one of the best places to head for a vibrant nightlife scene—there are cabarets, bars, and lounges aplenty. Pop into the Provincetown Art Association and Museum to check out local artwork, both historical and contemporary. Farther south, the Woods Hole Science Aquarium houses 140 marine animals native to the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region. You might even see marine biologists feeding the seals in the aquarium’s outdoor enclosure.
Much of Cape Cod's tourism and commerce centers around the southerly village of Hyannis, which has been affectionately nicknamed "the capital of the Cape." Tourists and locals visit Hyannis to browse retail stores at the Cape Cod Mall or shop around in boutiques on Main Street. Stroll to the nearby HyArts District to see locals blow glass and carve wood at Guyer Barn, or to browse the galleries. At the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, historic photographs and films chronicle the President's time in Hyannis and Cape Cod.