Summer on the Cape

May 14th, 2019, 08:21 AM
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Summer on the Cape

We have changed directions! We are 2 couples 50-60 yrs, going to Cape Cod in July! We have rented a home in Mashpee from a Saturday to a Saturday. The men are playing golf a couple of days, while us women piddle/shop/lunch etc. The other days we wanted to venture towards Provincetown one day, Hyannis, Falmouth and any other ideas. The four of us LOVE good food (local places - not franchises), wine, music & sightseeing - we're not really adventurers. I have googled some town calendars, but looking for ideas of places to eat - thought we would do Moonakis for breakfast one morning. Is the drive to Newport RI worth the time in the car? Don't want to miss anything on the Cape. Thanks.
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May 15th, 2019, 03:00 PM
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So much to see and do on the Cape - a day trip to Newport would be a very long day. Some ideas - Salt Pond Visitors center, village of Woods Hole, day trip to Martha's Vinyard (leaving from Falmouth is less hassle), village of Wellfleet, village of Chatham. Realize the beaches of the seashore, the south shore and Cape Cod Bay are all very different, so there are lots of beach to explore. Some restaurants that come to mind - the Bookstore in Wellfleet (seafood), Anejo (Mexican) in Falmouth, Cucina Sul Mare (Italian/seafood) in Falmouth. For a very casual seafood place, Seafood Sam's in Falmouth and Sandwich is fun.
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May 15th, 2019, 03:07 PM
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Anejo in Falmouth for sure. Also try C Salt. Estia is very good and they have a location in both Falmouth and in Mashpee.

PTown is a full day trip from Mashpee. Hyannis is a few hours at most roaming Main Street and JFK museum. MV is a full day trip. So depending on how full you want your week that might be enough. I do love a day trip to Newport to see the mansions though. So Id add it in personally. It also is a full day.

Hope you have great weather and a wonderful time!
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May 16th, 2019, 05:50 AM
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We experienced the BEST whale watching ever out of Provincetown. We went with Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
https://whalewatch.com/
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May 16th, 2019, 09:07 AM
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If you've never done one, I second a whale watch. The best time is July-August so you'll be there at a great time.
Be sure to bring a jacket --- it's cold on the water. We went on a whale watch out of Boston in early July a few years ago. Boston temps were in the 90s and sweltering; on the water it was windy and temps were high 60s to low 70s.
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May 16th, 2019, 09:20 AM
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Skip Hyannis unless you want to try to see the Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport.. For charming New England towns, drive Route 6A all the way to Brewster, along the Bay side.
Provincetown is interesting but a long drive. Artsy. Visit Chatham , the beginning of the Atlantic Coast. Visit the Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham to P-Town. JFK protected this area from development not long before he died.
Have lots of lobster and fried whole belly clams!
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May 16th, 2019, 09:25 AM
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Bleu in Mashpee Commons is a wonderful restaurant. Bleu Restaurant provides a little bit of France on Cape Cod savor true French bistro fare On the way to P-Town you could stop at the National Seashore Visiter Center
in Eastham. Interesting exhibits and nice views. https://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvis...torcenters.htm Welllfleet is the next town and is the quintessential Cape Cod village
with art galleries, food and shops. Mac's is a great restaurant https://www.macsseafood.com/restaurants/macs-shack Next town is Truro and the Atlantic Spice Company.
​​​​​​https://www.atlanticspice.com/ Worth a stop if you like to cook or know someone who does. As schmerl said the Dolphin Fleet is great for whale watching. If you have AAA
you can get a small discount on the tickets. If you do this, leave early. It is about 60 miles and would take about an hour and a half minimum to go directly to P-town.

Have fun and please do a trip report!
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May 16th, 2019, 06:35 PM
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in July a trip to Newport would probably put you into aggravating traffic both leaving the cape and coming back
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