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Address: Sandwich, MA
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Activities: Driving
Description: Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its...
Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America, including Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. Many of the homes and churches along this tree-shaded road are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.If you are interested in seeing what Cape Cod looked like before tourists discovered it, and want to visit some of the best quaint, little shops in New England, Route 6A is the place to be.
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Great Spring or Fall Ride

When the traffic is light this is a nice scenic road through the various small villages of the Cape. We enjoy putting the top down for the ride, trying a new restaurant along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States
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Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

When the traffic is light this is a nice scenic road through the various small villages of the Cape. We enjoy putting the top down for the ride, trying a new restaurant along the way, branching off onto side roads to see new things, checking out shops that we have and haven't been in before and just enjoying the ride.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love The Old Kings Highway anytime of year, but being local, I stay away in the summer! It is a view of the old Cape, with lots of great shops (wonderful for antique-ers) beautiful homes and restaurants. Spend a day off season and meander through, with several stops!

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York
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208 reviews 208 reviews
24 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We drove all the way from Sandwich to the very tip of e island at Provincetown, but came back on the Interstate as once you've seen it then it is a little difficult to justify the extra time that you need as it is quite windy in comparison. All in all, we enjoyed the ride and actually quite liked Provincetown... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We drive along 6A everytime we are at the Cape. Quaint villages, unique shops, and country scenery. Many of the side roads lead to a gorgeous beach or quaint village. Lots to see and do, lots of places to walk.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Any time of the year! Take in many historic buildings, wonderful B&B's, great eateries, antique shops and gift shops. Don't forget about the side streets that lead to the breathtaking views of the Bay!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,092 helpful votes 1,092 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Beautiful views over the sea and scenic road. We drove along this highway during our road trip in Cape Cod. There are several attractions along the road. Don't miss it.

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wirral
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

As we weren't staying that far from Sandwich, we decided to drive along the highway from Sandwich up to Orleans. The road gently meanders through Cape Cod and takes you through villages, close to beaches and national parks. As we went in the Fall, the colours of the trees lining the route was spectacular. We'd visited the USS Constitution whilst... More 

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Keansburg, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

However, we did find it a little too busy to really look around. Like some of the stores along the way, disliked the traffic.

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Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We like to get off the fast highways away from too much commercialization. The Old King's Highway was a beautiful drive among the little towns with beautiful trees hanging over the road. Although there was traffic, it was nothing like hwy. 6A. The road is narrow and windy, but it was no problem for us. There are lots of art... More 

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Martins Creek, Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great highway to see the sights of the Cape on the way to Provincetown. Very beautiful scenic drive. Came up here in October 2014.

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