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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Clarion chapter.

It’s been over a year since I’ve traveled anywhere besides New York and next month it is time to go somewhere new. My bestie and I from North Carolina are going to Cape Cod, Massachusetts in May. We haven’t seen each other since I moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, so a vacation reunion sounds like a good way to celebrate seeing each other again. She’s going to fly to Pennsylvania and then after a day at my place, we’ll drive to Cape Cod. We got a great deal of $319.80 for 5 days and 4 nights at the Hyannis Travel Inn. Breakfast is included, there’s an indoor and outdoor pool, and all the beaches and attractions are nearby.

Here are some of the places we will be the near and can check out:

1. John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their connection to Cape Cod. The museum is a exhibit is designed to showcase the days JFK spent at Cape Cod relaxing with his family, sailing on the ocean, and when he stayed there as President of the United States.


2. Beaches  

Seagull Beach, Eastern Beach, and West Dennis Beach are the three beaches right down the road from us. It will be nice to take in the beautiful scenery, walk in the sand, and take a dip in the water. There should even be some seashells to find.  


3. Hy-Line Cruises  

Hy-Line Cruises has high-speed ferries that go to both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, the islands near Cape Cod. We can hop on the ferry and sail across the water, taking in the scenery, as we get to go explore both islands.


4. Nantucket island

There are three lighthouses on Nantucket island. There’s Brant Point Lighthouse, Sankaty Lighthouse, and Great Point Lighthouse. There’s the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, The Whaling Museum, and Lightship Basket Museum. There’s also a whole slew of restaurants to eat at like Centre Street Bistro, Sophie T’s Pizza, and Rose & Crown.


5. Martha’s Vineyard island

Martha’s Vineyard has plenty of hiking trails, gardens, shopping, and restaurants. There’s Poly Hill Arboretum, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Menemsha Hills, Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Mytoi Japanese Gardens, and Long Point Wildlife Refuge.