Maybe it's the awe-inspiring beauty of the scenery, or the more relaxed pace of life, or the incredibly romantic sunsets; whatever it is, with a vast array of romantic things to do, couples seem to acquire a new-found appreciation for one another on their Cape Cod getaway. A visit to Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve is a must-do while in Cape Cod. Made up of 2,500 acres of marshlands, open water, barrier beaches, trout streams, watersheds and uplands, with 11 wilderness campsites and several walking tours, the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve makes for a great day trip. Other park activities include swimming, shell fishing, canoeing, kayaking and even restricted hunting on Washburn Island, which is accessible only by boat. The reserve also includes the 500-acre South Cape Beach State Park.
Check out the Cape Cod National Seashore. The sprawling, 43,604-acre Cape Cod National Seashore offers stunning vistas and a glimpse into the natural and cultural history of the area. The park boasts six swimming beaches, but also nature trails, picnic areas, freshwater ponds, historic lighthouses and Cape Cod-style residences. The seashore makes a great day trip, but for those who would like to stay longer there are several resorts, hotels and motels nearby.
You can also visit the St. Francis Xavier Church, the home parish of the Kennedys. John F. Kennedy and his brothers were altar boys here, and a plaque marks the pew of the former president. Joseph and Rose Kennedy donated the carving over the altar in memory of Joe Jr.'s tragic death during World War II. It has been the site of family celebrations, too; Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger were married here. And maybe you will be too. There are plenty of romantic activities to make your Cape Cod adventure a holiday to remember.
149 Waquoit Highway
(off Route 28)
Nauset Road & Route 6
347 South Street
106 Center Street
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269 Millway Road
(Exit 132 off Re. 6 to Phinney's Ln)
216 B Orleans Road
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
6 Discovery Hill Road