September 28, 2016

Head to Cape Cod (Part 4)

Military Travel Deals – Cape Cod

2013-09-17 17.48.26   In our third Cape Cod blog post, we explored the natural beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore and the lighthouses. By now, you’re in the car headed north on Highway 6 towards Provincetown. The most striking structure you will first see is the Pilgrim Monument, built to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620. Standing 76.8 meters tall, military families can climb the monument and then spend some time in the Provincetown museum at the base. The view from the tower is amazing and should not be missed by any Navy, Army, Marine personnel. The staff in the museum are very knowledgeable about the history of the monument and of the area. If you’re lucky enough to visit during the Christmas season, you’ll see the monument lit up! The entrance to the monument can be hard to find but look for the large signs that point to the monument. There is plenty of parking once you find it.

If you’re looking to enjoy nature, be sure to make your way to Long Point. It is a long walk out to the white lighthouse but definitely worth it. If you’re looking for some great examples of architecture, look no further than the Provincetown Town Hall of the Provincetown Library. Both are located in the town square, just at the foot of the Pilgrim Monument. For a bit of history, head down to the west end of Commercial Street to find the Pilgrim Plaque. While you are walking around town, you will notice that although Provincetown is known for its beaches and harbors, there are many talented artists and this town is a popular vacation destination for the gay and lesbian community. Many cozy bed and breakfasts can be found around town and the locals are very friendly and inviting.

Feeling tired and hungry? Well then come back next week for our next blog post about the best places to grab an affordable bite to eat!

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