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The 10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in America
From the Grand Canyon to Graceland, summer is the season to appreciate the beauty our country has to offer.
Cape Cod
Cape Cod
Summers in Cape Cod, just an hour outside Boston, are known for beautiful beaches, starry nights and delicious seafood. Make it a family affair or a cozy getaway for two—this Massachusetts hot spot has something for everyone.

To Do: Go to a Cape Cod League baseball game. College all-stars play in the nation's premier amateur league, which has launched the careers of many professional athletes. Games are free and played at small local fields, so they have the comfy Little League atmosphere with some major-league talent.

To See: The Cape Cod National Seashore encompasses almost 40 miles of beaches and trails on the eastern edge of the Cape—the view from the 155-year-old Highland Lighthouse is a must-see.

To Eat: You can't go to New England in summertime without indulging in seafood. Try a cup of clam chowder or tie on a bib and take a crack at a fresh lobster.

To Stay: Chatham is centrally located and the easiest home base for touring Cape Cod. But be warned, the town's quaint charm and island feel may mean you'll never want to leave.

For more information, visit Cape Cod's official website.