At some point during your stay in Wellfleet, Mass., you’ll have to step away from your abode to try the famous Wellfleet oysters, which are so silky that the locals have devoted a whole weekend in October to shucking and slurping them. (The Wellfleet Oysterfest, Oct. 16-17)
To others, they’re an acquired taste that may not pass their palette, regardless of their reputation as clean, plump and sharp-flavored thanks to the cold waters of the Cape.
What visitors can all agree upon, however, is the pure bliss of the area beaches come summer, when families gather at Cape Cod vacation rentals like the one linked to the picture above.
For previous renters the Caramellos, the property was a peaceful respite within steps of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
“Every one of us loved reading on the porch, listening to the birds and staring at the sea,” they share in a testimonial. “We walked down to the beach many times each day, flying kites or looking for horseshoe crabs or even taking the little ones out in the kayaks.”
The featured house, a Colonial-inspired cottage with room for 12 guests, comes with three kayaks (new this year) and at a friendly price of $2,300-$3,000 a week during June to those who take advantage of the special discount ($500 off for any week in June, $300 off for June weekends).
After the biking, lobster dinners (the crustaceans are equally as legendary as the oysters) strolls down to Wellfleet Pier for ice cream and surfing at White Crest Beach, you’ll be pining for at least two more weeks of vacation. And in that case, who says you can’t book the same house for next year?
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.