Have an Unforgettable Vacation by the Sea in Your Orleans Rental Car
Experience East Coast seaside culture at its finest. All you need is a rental car and the list of destinations we’ve collected below. You could enjoy New England art, take a fishing or marine life watching tour, have a romantic dinner and, of course, spend plenty of time on the beach.
Jonathan Young Windmill
This quaint, picturesque windmill is thought by some to be the oldest windmill in America. Jonathan Young Windmill was built around 1720 in South Orleans. Much of the wood you see on the structure today is original. Since its restoration in the 1980s, Jonathan Young Windmill stands in Town Cove Park as a symbol of Orleans’ storied history. The park is perfect for driving your Thrifty rental car to enjoy a summer picnic, tour and stroll.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Nauset Beach in Cape Cod. The fishing, surfing, swimming and beautiful view attract visitors and locals alike. Even a simple walk offers the chance to see seals, search for sea glass and admire cliffs. Whether you want adventure or relaxation, Nauset Beach is the place to go for visitors of all ages.
Stop by this beloved gallery to enjoy and shop for art from established talent and upcoming artists. Tree’s Place prides itself in helping people enjoy and own original art as a way to enrich their daily lives. The work that you will find often depicts classic New England scenes, so you just might find a beautiful memento of your trip. In addition to the gallery, Tree’s Place features a gift shop offering music boxes and kaleidoscopes as well as home items, such as mirrors, clocks and more. Make sure to program 60 Route 6A into your Thrifty rental car’s GPS to make Tree’s Place part of your visit.
Nauset Model Railroad Club
Take your Orleans rental car to 180 Route 6A for a fascinating journey through the world of model trains. The Nauset Model Railroad Club showcases model trains in many sizes. There are a variety of extensive track layouts to admire as well. These layouts often showcase real events and buildings from the region’s history. And, the club members are happy to discuss the inspiration behind their work as well as the planning, detail and skill involved in creating the tracks.
Helen B. Charters
Explore and fish the waters of Cape Cod like a true adventurer. Start by heading to Helen B. Charters, located at Portanimicut Landing, in your Orleans rental car. Choose from fishing tours for anglers at all skill levels, tours for watching ocean wildlife or a surf tour. No matter your choice, your guides will make sure you have a fun and interesting experience. You and the charter guests might even get to meet a surprise guest, such as a humpback whale.
Captain Linnell House
Treat your significant other to a romantic night out at 137 Skaket Beach Road. Captain Linnell House is set in a neo-classic mansion that was built in 1840. Even the history of the house is romantic; Captain Ebenezer Linnell built the home for his wife as a wedding present. These days, Captain Linnell House is a chef-owned haven that’s been in business for 28 years. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy a seafood dinner and dessert with a glass of wine. Make sure you put this special destination on your list of places to visit in your Orleans rental car.