Cape Cod beckons with an aura of bright sun-washed beaches, romance and rest. If you’re in the area as a tourist or a local who lives anywhere within a two-hour radius, the Cape promises a peaceful and romantic getaway—especially for Valentine’s Day.
If you don’t have time to get away for the whole weekend, or if you’ve found yourselves with a whole day and nothing to do, don’t worry— a day is enough. Cape Cod offers stunning ocean views and places you can explore as a couple.
Here are some ideas to get your day going!
Take the Ferry
You’re stuck in traffic every day, chances are that making a road trip around Cape Cod won’t relax you as much as the next person. Thankfully, there are a number of ferries to choose from. Instead of fixing your gaze on the road, you can actually gaze into your partner’s eyes in the sea breeze and fresh air. You can get a roundtrip ticket from Boston, and not worry about a thing!
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner at Ciro and Sal’s
When it comes to eating local and romantic, take it from Ciro and Sal’s. The dining room is like an Italian garden at dusk—even during lunch time. And the hanging Chianti bottles and candles add a unique flair to the atmosphere.
This gem at the very end of the Cape proves that, sometimes, the best is saved for last. Opened by two artists in the early 1950’s, Ciro and Sal’s is engrained into Provincetown history. During it’s almost 70-year run, they graduated from a simple coffee and sandwich shop to a mecca for foodies and fans of Italian cuisine.
You will find only the best of locally caught seafood but locally sourced vegetables and herbs. Prepare to fall in love with an endless array of fresh goat cheese, olives, succulent basil, artichokes and fresh sauces that are made daily. That’s amore!
Go Lighthouse Hopping
Lighthouses are a great symbol of safety, and of waiting for loved ones to reach the shore unharmed. Cape Cod has a great many historic lighthouses and they are all worth a visit.
If you do have a car, you can do the Cape Cod Lighthouse Challenge and see them all! If you’re not feeling ambitious, it’s still worth it to stop by and have a look. They are all extremely photogenic!
And if you have more than a day, see about staying there overnight. Wings Neck Lighthouse, Race Point Lighthouse and the Lighthouse Inn will provide a safe harbor for the night.
Relax on Long Point
If you saw some lighthouses, had an amazing dinner, and kept going all the way until the peninsula disappeared into the sea, then you’ve reached Long Point.
Although exposed, this piece of land is fairly secluded and is amazing for those looking to be alone. If you want to take a quiet stroll and enjoy the scenery, it is said to be the best on the entire cape.
But watch your step! Seals are known to enjoy this last piece of dry land as well.