A trip to Sandwich offers much to the newcomer.  The first thing that visitors should do is to stop at the local tourist information office ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g41... ) to obtain details about any upcoming events or new attractions in the area.  After that, visitors should take some time to orient themselves to the small town by walking around the town.  Visitors should make sure to stop at the boardwalk.

While in the area, visitors should take advantage of exploration of the local museums ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g41... ) to gain greater understanding about the history and culture of the area.  The Sandwich Glass Museum and the museums located at the Heritage Museums and Gardens are the places to be sure not to miss on a first visit to the area.  The latter is surrounded by seventy acres of beautiful gardens where visitors can lose themselves for an entire day in the beauty of the landscape.

For an interesting experience which can’t be had just anywhere, travelers should make it a point to head over to Crystal by Pairpoint ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction... ).   This historic crystal factory uses nineteenth century methods to create full lead crystal.   Tours are available to learn about the process and visitors can also pick up local souvenirs to take back home in commemoration of their first trip to Sandwich .