There is no place quite like Cape Cod. Steeped in history, pristine dunes and beaches, extraordinary cuisine, art galleries everywhere and of course Provincetown. This is the antithesis of Miami Beach, Cancun, etc. Provincetown dunes are rated the best in the world and this is the coast that inspired Norman Mailer, Eugene O'Neil and so many other artists who stayed in the Dune Shacks.
It is not the best place for swimming, the ocean side is riddled with riptides and undercurrents and yes, the water is quite cold. But this is the place to see quintessential fishing villages, mingle with locals, and experience the best of the Atlantic. Shopping and partying in Provincetown are wonderful, but not for homophobes.
Take a sunset cruise on and old schooner, ride horses through the dunes, and doesnt forget Ocean Drive in Truro, and Wellfleet and Wellfleet Harbor.
Pros: Unique, Charming, Modest
Cons: The Bridge, Traffic, The Bridge!