This award-winning Cape Cod resort features a Nicklaus Design golf course, tennis courts, and several restaurants
Hotel at a Glance: The Villages at Ocean Edge
Located in the picture-perfect Cape Cod town of Brewster, The Villages at Ocean Edge spans 380 acres, including a Nicklaus Design golf course. It’s a great spot for playing tennis, taking a dip in one of the indoor pools, or strolling the beaches.
- Where you’ll stay: A one-bedroom villa in Britterige Village or Arbor Village. Each features a kitchenette, washer and dryer, and patio or balcony.
- When hunger strikes: The resort has several restaurants and bars to choose from (some are open only in season), including the English-style Bayzo’s Pub.
- Unwind at the onsite Beach House Spa
- Nearby museum: Cape Cod Museum of Art
- A short drive from Cape Cod National Seashore, a 40-mile coastline rife with lighthouses, bogs, and sand dunes
Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Historic Towns and Miles of Protected Beaches
In the late 19th century, Cape Cod blossomed into a summer vacation destination as visitors swapped crowded coastal cities for the sandy shores of eastern Massachusetts. Today, the arm-shaped peninsula, located 60 miles south of Boston, encompasses 15 idyllic towns, 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 11-mile Shining Sea Bikeway that wends from North Falmouth to Woods Hole.
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.