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Need suggestions for 4 nts in Chatham in Mid Aug

Old Jul 20th, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Need suggestions for 4 nts in Chatham in Mid Aug

I have already booked a nice Inn in Chatham next month for a getaway with my husband (leaving the kids behind). We've never been to the Cape, so looking for suggestions on what to do - where to eat. I would like to plan something for each day, but not over-book our weekend as we definitely want to relax and not race around the cape. I was thinking one day in P-Town for whale watching or renting bikes. Planning a dinner at Impudent Oyster, but don't have many other plans. Suggestions on what else we should see? Would like to enjoy as much as we can without having to drive too far. Thanks!
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Old Jul 20th, 2008, 08:31 AM
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I can picture it in my mind but for the life of me......sure your innkeepers will know a coastal river that rents kayaks. I'm thinking orleans - good sized parking lot off to left next to bridge?
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Some things to do in Chatham:
Boat trip to the Bars from fishpier
Chatham A's Baseball
Friday evening band concert

Some things to do in close by towns:
Salt Pond Visitor Center - Eastham
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Center
Museum Natual History - Brewster
Rock Harbor/Skaket beach - Orleans

Great area places to eat:
Squire - Chatham
Chatham Bars Inn Beachhouse
28 Atlantic @ WequassettInn Chatham
Captain Elmer's
Jailhouse Tavern
Lobster Claw to name just a few

On your day trip to Provincetown:
Besides the Whalewatch:
Pilgrim Monument and Museum
Pirate Museum on Mcmillan Wharf
Jetty walk/boat trip to Long Point.
Race Point Beach and Visitor Center
Art's Dune Tours
Walk along Commercial Street

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definitely have dinner at 28 atlantic at the Wequassett if you want a very nice, upscale dinner with excellent food.
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Gene's given you some good advice.
Once you get to the inn, they will have a myriad of suggestions for both Chatham, Orleans, Wellfleet and Provincetown.
Chatham has band concerts one night in the summer, around the green. They have tours of the Chatham Lighthouse on weekends. A trip to the Chatham fish pier is fun to watch them unload their catch.
renting bicycles and kayaks are a great option. The Seashore Center in Eastham has programs kayaking from Salt Pond out to the leeward side of the barrier beach, they supply the kayaks. Or, you can go to Gull Pond in Wellfleet, and kayak the large Gull pond, and it;s tributaries, renting from Jack's, right there at the pond.
Provincetown is fun. Do book a dune tour with Art. Very worth while.
Fanizzi's by the Sea, Napi's,ther Mews, Front Street, all terrific places in P'town for dinner. Lunch- I love the Portugese Bakery, taking my lunch outside behind the Whalers Wharf and eating at a picnic table looking out to sea.
Wellfleet also has many art galleries, touring on Saturday evening you will be enticed with wine and cheese at many.Hiking Great Island, part of the National Seashore is fun.Theater abounds- in Chatham, there is the Monomoy, with a wonderful variety. In Wellfleet, W.H.A.T. has two venues, one on the Harbor, the other at the Julie Harris stage, their new theatre. in Truro, there is the Payomet Theatre, weith Shakespeare, as well as other offerings.And in Brewster, one has the Repertory Theatre on route 6a,
Restaurants-Nauset Beach Club in Orleans. Brewster Fish House in Brewster.Blackfish in Truro. Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet. Buca's in Harwich, just over the Chatham line. For local color, or lunch, The Squire in Chatham, or Land Ho in Orleans.
If you google each towns events, for the dater of your stay, you will find many more. It is very easy to overbook-for each town will have something special going on every weekend.
have fun!!
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Old Jul 21st, 2008, 11:00 AM
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WOW - thank you all for your wonderful suggestions! We will have a great trip, I only wish it were sooner!!!
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