Best of Boston

2006 Best Hotel, Cape Cod

Chatham Bars Inn

Letting go of your inner Griswold in favor of a genuine vacation can be a challenge, but the Chatham Bars Inn makes taking it easy a breeze. The oceanfront resort serves R&R on a silver platter with a lengthy list of activities—croquet, kickboxing, nature hikes—along with pristine rooms, a top-notch destination spa, and no fewer than four Zagat-rated restaurants.

297 Shore Road, Chatham, 508-945-0096,