Orleans is a lovely little town located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It has a rather long history since it was first settled by Pilgrims in the distant 1693. As is the case with most Cape Cod towns, Orlean’s economy evolved based mostly on whaling, fishing, and agriculture. What makes Orleans really distinctive is that it was the first and the only place on US soil that received enemy fire during the World War I (a German U-156 submarine shelled with torpedos the tugboat “Perth Amboy,” just 3 miles of Cape Cod’s coast). Nowadays, you can spend some really great holidays in Orleans. You can combine the outdoors (water sports, biking, nature observation) with daily tours and relaxing moments. A few of the top Orleans attractions include Nauset and Skaket Beaches, the impressive Church of the Transfiguration, Addison Art Gallery, Tree’s Place, Academy of Performing Arts, the French Transatlantic Cable Station Museum, etc. Regarding budget accommodation, you must keep in mind that Orleans is a very popular summer destination. Thus, to get the best deals from the top Orleans you need to book early in advance.