#8. Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Southeast of Boston, the Cape Cod peninsula reaches out into the Atlantic, curving northward to partially enclose Cape Cod Bay. The gently undulating landscape has long been an area of small farms. Many of these still specialize in growing cranberries. With its beautiful sandy beaches and laid-back atmosphere, Cape Cod is a popular summer vacation destination for nearby Boston and New York. But although its popular tourist attractions may be crowded in July and August. Even then you’ll find uncrowded, peaceful corners, especially on the quieter north shore along Route 6-A and the long beaches of Cape Cod Bay.