The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the upcoming tourism season, beginning with the arrival of the 2018 Cape Cod Travel Guide this week.

The full‐color magazine, say chamber officials, consists of 144 pages of intriguing articles, stunning photography, and an insider’s guide to arts & culture, recreation, beaches, shopping, dining, accommodations and getting around on Cape Cod.

The cover depicts Cape Cod’s iconic Race Point Light. Editorial includes stories on the Lighthouses of Cape Cod, Golf Tips from Local Pros, Making Cape Cod Your Home, The Best Places to Eat Lobster, and 19 Things You Can Only Do on Cape Cod. Also inside is a Five-Day Cape Cod itinerary for family fun, and a Car-Free Journey featuring ways to enjoy the region in a greener, more sustainable way. A “Scoop of Cape Cod” map pinpoints the region’s most flavorful spots to stop for an ice cream cone.

“The Cape Cod Travel Guide is designed to help people imagine themselves vacationing on Cape Cod,” said Wendy Northcross, CEO. “It’s a tool that gives potential visitors a reason to choose Cape Cod over other vacation destinations.”

The guide is distributed both domestically and internationally. In addition to being available on newsstands across the nation and in Canada, the magazine is distributed in AAA offices throughout the country; overseas in seven countries; in 280 hotels around Boston, Providence and the South Shore; and in 200 corporate locations in New York City, Connecticut, and Boston. The magazine is also available for travelers at visitor centers throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, at travel trade and consumer shows attended by chamber staff throughout the year, and by mail to potential visitors.

The companion website to the Cape Cod Travel Guide is the Cape Cod Chamber’s responsive travel website CapeCodChamber.org, which received over 1.3 million unique visits in 2017. In addition to editorial content from the magazine, visitors can also find weekly travel blogs on CapeCodChamber.org.

The guide is currently available at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce welcome center at Exit 6 off Route 6. It is also distributed locally via other visitor centers, hotels, and attractions.