Explore Cape Cod on an RV vacation

Cape Cod is one of the more popular destinations for New Englanders going on vacation, and it's also a great spot for RVers. There are a number of small seaside towns all along the coast of Massachusetts, and plenty of places to park the RV for a few days.

National Geographic named Cape Cod one of its "Ultimate Road Trips," and its easy to see why. There's so much to see and do in this area of the country, and it goes far beyond laying on the beach and soaking up the sun (although that's definitely a big attraction).

Your journey officially begins when you cross the Sagamore Bridge, which marks the beginning of "the Cape." The towns of Sagamore and nearby Sandwich became famous for their glass blowing in previous centuries, and they're both good places to see the craft demonstrated.

Continue on your journey up the Cape until you reach Nickerson State Park, which features 2,000 acres of hiking, fishing, swimming, bike riding and other activities. Further up the coast is the Cape Cod National Seashore, a federally-protected area which features more trails and some stunning views.

You'll eventually come to Provincetown, which is located on the very tip of Cape Cod, the furthest point away from the mainland. Provincetown's secluded nature makes it one of the most fun towns on the Cape, although there's plenty of history here as well – this was actually the original landing spot of the Pilgrims, before they decided to move on to Plymouth.

The news source recommends visiting some of the towns closer to the coast as you drive back toward the mainland. The town of Chatham, at the southeastern point of Cape Cod, is a good choice. This town features plenty of boutique shopping and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, along with historic spots like the 1752 Atwood House Museum, which has been preserved to look like a house from that era.

As you head back to the main part of Massachusetts, you'll eventually come to Hyannis, which can be entertaining for a day in its own right. However, many choose to combine a trip to the cape with stops out on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. You can't take the RV over, but its easy to catch a ferry to Nantucket for the day out of Hyannis. For Martha's Vineyard, continue east to the nearby towns of Woods Hole or Falmouth in order to get the ferry.