Usually considered a haven for the rich and famous that want to get away, Cape Cod has evolved into a more all-consuming tourist destination. There are still those untouchables who own summer homes along the coast, but much of the waterfront is friendly and welcoming.
Many inland towns feel decidedly tacky and hastily built to accommodate the quick tourism burst the cape has recently seen, but some remain quaint and intact. Chatham and Provincetown are popular and attractive spots to stop. For the most part, the main attraction is the beach. The Cape Cod National Seashore stretches on for miles into the rough Atlantic. Check out a number of interesting trails, and swamps that lay just past the dunes, or just relax seaside.