Massachusetts ‘Cape Cod Treasure’ Among America’s Best Vacays
We’re heading into December, so it’s difficult to think about beaches right now. But, in certain areas of the U.S., it’s always a good time to hit the beach. As someone who lives in the Midwest, I definitely wish we could have our beaches open year-round. But, it obviously gets super cold in the Midwest during the winter months. That said, if you’re looking at a winter getaway and America’s best vacations, Good Housekeeping has has a new list out featuring the best beach resorts in the U.S. What’s extra cool is that one Massachusetts spot has been named a “Cape Cod Treasure.” It’s also one of America’s best vacations.
The report highlights beaches from all over, including getaways in Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, New York and even Portugal. One interesting pick was their “cottages at the lake” choice at The Cove. That’s located at Sylvan Beach in Sylvan Beach, New York. The Cove at Sylvan Beach boasts 70 two- and three-bedroom cottages with kitchens, outdoor grills, living rooms and washer/dryers. As a Midwestern, that sounds like a totally familiar vacation.
If you’re looking for a getaway in the winter down south, Good Housekeeping says to try JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa in Clearwater Beach. This resort just opened in May, according to the publication, and it features a special kids’ play section that’s just for resort guests. In addition, Good Housekeeping adds, “Mini vacationers can go to town with the loaner sand toys (and even games like Jenga) while you comfortably watch from your nearby lounger.”
So, which Massachusetts “Cape Cod Treasure” is one of America’s best vacations? It’s the nearly century-old Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich, Massachusetts. It’s cold up there right now, but come summer, Good Housekeeping boasts, “The vibe is chill—summer afternoons are spent on the resort’s small private beach or the Cape Cod National Seashore (guests can take a boat shuttle there from the resort’s dock). At night, families gather by the firepits for s’mores-roasting and listen to live music.” Find the full list here.