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How to Plan the Ultimate NYC to Cape Cod Road Trip

From NYC to Cape Cod, the two cities couldn’t be more different. Both regions are popular for their own unique reasons. New York City is one of the most famous cities in the United States, full of hustle and bustle, excitement, and character. Just five hours north of The Big Apple is Cape Cod, a region of coastal charm, nautical attractions, and the best food you’ll ever experience!

If you’re embarking on a road trip from New York to Cape Cod, you need to make these stops. Read on to learn about some of the best attractions along the way as you travel I-95 North. You can also access our free Vacation Guide to Cape Cod. We’ve created this local guide to help you plan your week in Falmouth with all of the best restaurants, outdoor recreation, and sights to see in the area.

Stops to Make As You Road Trip From NYC to Cape Cod

The Empire State Building, New York City, New York

You can’t leave New York City without seeing one of the most famous buildings in the world. If you decide to go inside the Empire State Building, prepare to be amazed as the entire building is full of immersive experiences leading up to the observation decks. The structure is a New York icon that you can’t miss. 

Elm Street Diner, Stamford, CT

Calling all foodies and Instagrammers! You have to make a stop at Elm Street Diner during your road trip. This retro but modern diner offers all-day breakfast, towering desserts, and juicy burgers. What more could you ask for after a couple of hours sitting in the car? The best part is that this is just a preview of the extraordinary foods you’ll find on Cape Cod!

Benefit Street, Providence, Rhode Island

Experience a charming street full of history, cobblestone, and colorful buildings in one of the oldest cities in America. One way to take it all in is by exploring a mile of history on Benefit Street. You can educate yourself on the beautiful 18th and 19th-century houses when you take a historical walking tour of Providence. It’s the perfect way to stretch those legs during a road trip.

Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts

For more ways to stretch your legs, stop by the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center. Peruse the museum to learn all about the history and operations of the canal. Then, make sure to check out the recreation areas — perfect for a picnic or walk along the canal!

Arrive in Falmouth!

Unpack your bags at the best place to stay in Cape Cod, Treehouse Lodge, in Falmouth, MA. Our accommodations are on the southernmost and most magical tip of Cape Cod. Woods Hole is a charming part of Falmouth characterized by its friendly, small-town feel, delicious local eats, and memorable adventures on the water.

Canopy Deluxe

Book our Canopy Deluxe Rooms for a modern and stylish getaway. Return to our Cape Cod accommodations after a day of adventures on the water or around town. Then, recharge your energy, and your electronics for the day ahead! This room features a desk with a charging station, microwave, and flat-screen tv.

Check our availability and start planning your Cape Cod adventures today!