What time of year are you planning to go? For how long ? Boston would be the obvious choice of airport. As you probably know, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are both islands and involve ferries to get there.
As far as somewhere central to stay, some places are a day trip from Boston, some are not.
Give us some more information and we will be happy to help you.Edited: 31 May 2014, 22:08
Hi. Thanks for getting back to me. I am planning on 30th August 2015 our actual anniversary is the 1st September.
No I didn't know they were islands, sorry, it is just somewhere my other half as always wanted to visit.
Do I do a fly drive or just pick a location to stay and travel from there? I would love to whale watch.
Any advice or tips would be good.
The easiest way to see Cape Cod is with a car. There are lots of places to stay. There really is no "best" area, just personal preference.
When it comes to Cape Cod, I personally prefer the Outer Cape and the Cape cod national shore area. The towms of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown. Buteere this puts your further from the ferries to MV and Nantucket. You can bring a car on the ferry to either island, but it is not cheap and it is best to book way in advance especially on Fri,Sat or Sun. Lots of people take day trips to the islands, others prefer to stay a few nights.
Note while there are many ferry runs between the "mainland" and the islands, there is only one a day between the two islands.
You can also fly to the islands.
Happy Planning and congrats. Hubby and I celebrated our 25th 2 years ago by renewing our vows on the beach in front of the cottage we rent in N.Truro.Edited: 01 June 2014, 16:42
So you suggest staying in Cape cod and doing day trips via ferry to MV and Nantucket?
Yes, depending on how long you are staying the suggestion would generally be to go to one island. All the regulars have their favorite parts of the Cape. Our regular spot is the beach village of Dennisport and Dennis is the most centrally located town IF you would like to explore the Upper Cape towns like Falmouth and Sandwich, enjoy activities mid-Cape (ie: maybe enjoy live theater at the venerable Cape Cod Playhouse) and visit Lower and Outer Cape towns. They all have something different to offer as well as many types of beaches whether you want to sit in the sun or just stroll these strands and soak in their beauty. Locating in Dennisport though gives you easy access to the ferries. The one to Nantucket is the next town east, Harwichport and the ferries to Martha's Vineyard are just 20 minutes west in Hyannis.
Take a look at a map, look at the sites that come up in a google search and look at the Top Questions on the right side of the Forum page in order to begin to get some ideas.
How long will you stay?
Also, where are you flying in from? Providence, RI is the same distance from the Cape as is Boston however, if you are in the US, you may find lower airfare and/or rental cars at that airport. While Boston's Logan is not difficult to navigate Green is smaller and there is less traffic too. I would let price be the guide.
Congratulations on your upcoming Silver Anniversary!!
Most of our guests fly into Logan airport in Boston. Some stay overnight or longer in Boston and then rent a car to drive to the Cape. The drive from the airport to Eastham is 2 hours. You will really need a car once on the cape but you could choose to fly into Boston and take a bus to Hyannis. It might be less expensive to rent a car once you are on the cape. Here is a link with most of your travel options. www.smartguide.org/capecod/land-links.html
If you decide to locate in or near the National Seashore you can easily get to either MV or Nantucket as long as you are will ing to drive 30 minutes to the ferry. We just had a couple of Brits stay with us here at Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast and they loved going to both islands. Eastham is only 30 minutes from Hyannis and 30 minutes from Provincetown so day trips to Chatham, Wellfleet, Provincetown, Orleans and Brewster as well as ferries to the islands all make very doable day trips.
Wow thanks for all this info. We are staying for 2 weeks and we will be flying from good old rainy England. Really not wanting museums or theatre, we want to travel round, I would rather have a base to go back to instead of trying to find somewhere in different locatations.