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Traditions of a Cape Cod Vacation

Learn about or re-live your favorite traditions of getting back to the Cape & Islands

  • The holiday season is upon us! Come experience the beauty and tradition of Cape Cod and the Islands, as well as the magical atmosphere that is unique to the area.

    Holiday Season

    The holiday season is upon us! Come experience the beauty and tradition of Cape Cod and the Islands, as well as the magical atmosphere that is unique to the area.

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  • Save yourself the trouble of cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year and enjoy it at one of these local restaurants!

    Thanksgiving Dinner on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket

    Will you be on the Cape & Islands celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Save yourself the trouble of cooking, here are a list of local restaurants serving a bountiful spread!

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  • Locals giddy with hometown pride, dozens of vendors showcasing the best of their creativity, and fiercely strong shellfishermen shucking at the speed of light. We had such an incredible time at OysterFest, and we want to share some of our favorite moments of the event with you!

    WeNeedaVacation at Wellfleet OysterFest 2022

    OysterFest 2022 was one for the books, and WeNeedaVacation was honored to be the leading sponsor of this incredible hometown event! Cheers to sweet, succulent oysters, supporting small businesses, and endless smiles.

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  • Looking to visit Cape Cod in the Off-Season? There's plenty to enjoy!

    Fall Bucket List 2022

    Looking to visit Cape Cod in the Off-Season? There's plenty to enjoy!

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  • There's nothing quite like sitting by the beach with an array of ice cold Wellfleet oysters in front of you. Whether you're enjoying the shellfish raw with cocktail sauce and lemon or roasted over the fire dipped in butter, their superior taste is unmistakeable!

    All About the Wellfleet Oyster

    The Wellfleet oyster offers a taste of the sea like no other. Grown and harvested in a small coastal town, these New England delicacies have earned high praise from restaurants all over the country.

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  • Cape Cod's commercial shellfish industry is integral to the success of the local community. Let's take a look into the lives of the individuals who are responsible for catching and harvesting the delicious New England delicacies we enjoy year-round!

    An Introduction to Commercial Shellfishing on Cape Cod

    Ever heard the phrase “the world is your oyster?” Well, for many individuals in Wellfleet, specifically commercial shellfishermen, the phrase is more accurate if you switch the placement of “oyster” and “world.”

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  • Autumn is in the air, and Martha's Vineyard is celebrating the arrival of the leaves changing color with an exciting array of events everyone will enjoy!

    September 2022 Events on Martha's Vineyard

    Celebrate the start of fall on Martha's Vineyard with events reminiscent of warm spiced cider and strolling through the apple orchard.

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  • Our favorite season isn't over yet! There are still plenty of festivals, fairs, and 5k's to enjoy! Soak up the rest of the summer sunshine and enjoy beautiful August on Martha's Vineyard.

    August 2022 Events on Martha's Vineyard

    Soak up the rest of that summer sunshine and celebrate the end of another beautiful season on Martha's Vineyard!

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  • It's time to learn more about the world famous oysters and crispy, crunchy clam strips you're eating at your favorite Cape and Islands restaurants!

    Shellfishing on the Cape & Islands: The Basics of Clamming

    The shellfishing industry is integral to the Cape and Islands success, so make sure you're well-versed in the basics when it comes to Clamming on Cape Cod!

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  • With sea breezes, gorgeous beaches, an abundance of wedding and reception locations, loads of activities, romantic sunsets, and plenty of vacation rental homes, a wedding on Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha's Vineyard is the perfect spot to exchange vows.

    Cape Cod & Islands Weddings

    A wedding on Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha's Vineyard is the perfect spot to exchange vows.

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  • Spend a cozy night in on the Cape & Islands this New Years Eve!

    Celebrate New Years on Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard

    Welcome the new year on Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard!

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  • Farmers' Markets, Pick Your Own Produce, and More!

    Fall Farm Experiences on Cape Cod

    Farmers' Markets, Pick Your Own Produce, and More!

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  • Come along as we explore tide pools in the Brewster Flats!

    Exploring Cape Cod Tide Pools

    Come along as we explore tide pools in the Brewster Flats!

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  • Looking to visit the Cape during April vacation? Be sure to check out these family-friendly activities!

    April Vacation on Cape Cod

    Looking to visit the Cape during April vacation? Be sure to check out these family-friendly activities!

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  • The summer of 2020 proved to be very busy on the Cape & Islands, book your 2021 rental now, while there is still inventory!

    Vacationing on the Cape & Islands in 2021

    While 2020 was a challenging year, there were still those that found enjoyment by vacationing responsibly on the Cape & Islands.

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  • The best local stops for gifts this Holiday season.

    2020 Cape Cod Holiday Gift Guide

    Looking for the perfect gift? Here are some some great local gift ideas!

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  • The history behind First Encounter Beach, the original meeting location of the Pilgrims and Native Americans.

    The History of First Encounter Beach

    The history behind First Encounter Beach, the original meeting location of the Pilgrims and Native Americans.

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  • The Pilgrims sailed to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620. We're sharing the story of the amazing voyage!

    The History of the Mayflower

    Do you know the history of the Mayflower ship and it's replica?

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  • We are sharing our top historic destinations to visit on your next trip to Plymouth!

    A Historical Day in Plymouth

    We're sharing some of the top historic destinations to visit on your next trip to Plymouth!

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  • Guest blogger, Elizabeth Ricketson, shares her special moments on Cape Cod in the off-season.

    Solace on Cape Cod

    Guest blogger, Elizabeth Ricketson, shares her special moments on Cape Cod in the off-season.

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  • Guest blogger Elizabeth Ricketson shares the silver linings of vacationing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    A Cape Cod Vacation in a Covid-19 World

    Our guest blogger, Elizabeth Ricketson, shares warm sentiments about vacationing in a Cape Cod rental during the pandemic.

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  • The Corn Hill cottages in Truro have been summer vacation destinations for generations.

    The Historic Corn Hill Cottages of Truro

    Summering on Cape Cod has been a family tradition for generations.

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  • Summer days spent on Cape Cod will, no doubt, create memories to last a lifetime!

    Traditions and Summer on Cape Cod

    Chances are, if you've visited Cape Cod, you have memories to show for it!

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  • Exploring Plymouth Past and Present

    Exploring Plymouth

    Plymouth is a picturesque town on Plymouth Bay, with a pretty harbor, beautiful beaches, cranberry bogs, and an abundance of activities during the fall. All of this is within a very easy drive of Boston and other northeast metropolitan areas.

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  • 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and its initial landing in Provincetown - it’s time to celebrate!

    The Provincetown 400 Celebration

    2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and its first encounter with America—landing in Provincetown!

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