The city of Barnstable is actually the largest settlement on the Cape Cod peninsula, in the state of Massachusetts, in the north-east of The United States of America. If you do decide to take your holidays in Barnstable, you will be in very good company. In fact, Barnstable has proven to be a very popular tourist destination for many decades now and was the preferred choice for many US presidents; the most famous of which was John F. Kennedy and this same family still has a residential connection with the city. By staying in your very own self catering villa in Barnstable you can imagine yourself living as the highest citizens of America have done in the past.
Many people choose to take their holidays in Barnstable in order to be able to make the most of the beautiful Cape Cod peninsula which has an excellent choice of beaches. Self catering accommodation in Barnstable will always be offered at the highest possible standard and offers you a great choice in the way of activities to participate in. These include family-safe swimming, coastal and nature walks, canoeing and kayaking, surfing, cycling, fishing, tennis, squash and if you intend to work on your handicap during your holidays in the area, there are a few highly-regarded golf courses to be found in this part of the world.
The Cape Cod Peninsula has been popular with American and international tourists for many decades now and a big part of this appeal must be due to the fact that there is a huge choice of places and attractions to visit. Within the city of Barnstable itself, there are a few attractions that you must-see. These are The John F. Kennedy Museum (who had a summer residence within the area), The Ancient Burying Ground and head to the area known as Hyannis where you will find some fantastic shopping opportunities and numerous tourist facilities.
For your holidays in Barnstable, you can expect to experience a typical continental climate in this part of north-eastern US. This means that summers are usually warm and sunny and winters are much colder and often snowy. During the summer, you can expect average values to reach well into the mid-twenties degrees Celsius or higher. In winter, most days are likely to be in very low single digits, or a few degrees below freezing.
The most convenient airport for your holidays in Barnstable will be Boston Logan International (BOS). This airport has a good number of services to the UK and these are operated through airlines such as American Airways, United Airways, British Airways, BMI and Virgin Atlantic. The vast majority of these flights will depart from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR).