And then it's hopefully renting a car at the airport if your plan is to explore all over the Cape.
If driving is definitely out then basing yourself in one of the bigger towns like Hyannis or Falmouth would be a good idea. There would be more frequent bus service and readily available taxi cabs in those two towns.
Or take the ferry from Boston over to Provincetown. You can manage without a car there. However as Will007 says unless you are willing to stay put it is difficult and time consuming to get around the Cape without a car.
What are your plans once you get there? Some more information would help us advise you. What time of year are you thinking of going? What kind of accommodation do you want? Etc. etc.
I'll give the same response that I gave some folks who wrote this morning.
Take the Bonanza Bus Line to Falmouth. It's a 1hour + ride to the Falmouth Bus Depot. Walk 100 yards to the Inn on the Square or other B&B on the Village Green and stay there. Rent a bike next door at Corner Cycle and ride the most scenic 10.7 mile bike path around. Stop in Woods Hole for lunch along the way. Afterwards, stroll along the eclectic boutiques that line Main Street and have dinner in one of the trendy restaurants. Go to Grumpy's (500ft away) for blues music and dance the night away.
Next morning have a great breakfast at Perseys Place inside the Inn at the Square or pop across the street to the hippest coffee shop in America- Coffee Obsession and mingle with scientists, oceanographers, farmers and soccer moms. Grab the trolley to Woods Hole for a day trip to MV.
Next night grab a free concert at a number of parks or churches or go to see a play at the College Light Opera Co. just up the hill.
It goes on and on as you can see. All within walking, trolley or biking distance.
I love mainstreetman's itinerary/suggestions for you. On the other hand and at the totally other end of the spectrum atmosphere wise is Provincetown mentioned by senior. If you decide to base yourselves there then you can get around, at least up and down the outer Cape on the Flex bus. You'll also have easy access to plenty of restaurants and night time entertainment and, with just a little bit of effort, access to beautiful beaches.
Thanks so much to all!:)
As of right now I"m not too sure of the particulars (where, when, etc), just trying to figure out if getting to Boston-C/C is doable without a car/bikes...once I have more info, I'll definitely add to my post!
I just did a quick sample check of roundtrip flights to Boston, using both Toronto and Buffalo as the starting points, and the Buffalo tickets were, on average, about $400 cheaper. If you have more than one person in your party, that adds up quickly. It would be cheaper to rent a car and drive to Buffalo or take a bus or the Amtrak Maple Leaf from Toronto to Buffalo, and then fly out from here. Even with the extra cost of that leg of the journey, you'd still save quite a lot.
Not sure where you were looking Pastiche but I couldn't find any fares with a $400 difference. Add the cost of getting to Buffalo and the time involved and it may not be such a good deal, at least not worth the bother. I suppose that even a small difference in price is significant if you are, say, a family of 4 or 5 but we don't know that 's the case here.
I checked Expedia, using a departure date of 8/5 and return date of 8/12. The cheapest roundtrip fare from Toronto to Boston is $685; the cheapest from Buffalo to Boston is $261. Many folks from Ontario fly out of Buffalo because the fares are cheaper when you're heading to destinations in the U.S.
It was just a suggestion.
And if you drove your own car from Toronto to Buffalo (the trip takes about two and a half hours), you'd be paying for just the gas plus approximately $50 for a week in the long-term parking lot at the Buffalo Niagara airport.
Again, just a suggestion.