Cape Cod on the cheap
Globe Staff Photo / Tom Haines
In 1903, antennas set atop four wooden towers broadcast the first two-way wireless message between Europe and the United States. The hungry ocean has eroded much of the site and the bluffs beneath, but today you can stand near a model of the towers and type a text from your Blackberry. Better to disconnect, look out at a sweeping view of the sea, and then grab a spot on a bench to enjoy the Rollwiches.
Marconi Site and Marconi Beach
Cape Cod National Seashore,
$15 parking fee charged on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day and daily from late June through early September.