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Band Concerts in Kate Gould Park

New England Traveler

Band Concerts in Kate Gould Park

Band Concerts at Kate Gould Park are incomparable, and they have been going strong since the early ’40s. Upwards of 6,000 nostalgic folks, young and old alike, gather with blankets and popcorn to listen to swing, Sousa marches, big-band tunes, and the Star Spangled Banner performed by a beloved brass

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Photographer Alison Shaw Becomes a Cape Cod Primitive

For two weeks last fall, photographer Alison Shaw lived in a tiny shack on Cape Cod as part of an artist’s residency. She had no running water, no electricity, and no heat; the nearest road was a 30-minute hike away, up and over the dunes. Heaven.

At the remote tip of

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Blue Water Fish Rubbings

Best Wearable CatchArtist Jenny Bovey practices her own form of gyotaku, the ancient Japanese art of fish rubbing, to create the ultimate marine souvenir of Cape Cod. Bluefish, stripers, crabs, octopi, and even sprightly sea robins grace her T-shirts and sweatshirts. Direct image transfer means that no fishermen’s fibs slip

Bondir

Jason Bond is a culinary romantic, expressing his passion for New England ingredients in menus laced with wild beach plums, Cape Cod oysters, Delicata squash, and local pasture-raised chicken (all entrees $30). His food is sensuous in the purest sense. His partner, Monica Higgins, brings the same aesthetic to the

Bourne Scenic Park

Best Canalside CampingFamilies have been coming to this woodsy enclave for idylls on the Cape Cod Canal in the shadow of the Bourne Bridge for more than 50 years. Two in-ground pools offer freshwater swimming, and saltwater beaches are only a short bike ride away. Catch dinner by fishing off

Brewster Fish House

Locals told us about the Brewster Fish House, a Cape Cod gem that has recently seen a change of chefs. Indulge in the fried-seafood options—clams, oysters, scallops, or calamari. Whichever you choose, it’s fresh from local waters, and the kitchen respects its handy source of ingredients. Get there early and

Bristol Harbor Inn

Bristol Harbor Inn

Lloyd Adams is your host at this elegant, boutique-style 1997 waterfront Federal inn, located at Thames Street Landing. Many rooms offer spectacular views of the harbor and Narragansett Bay, ranging from queen- or king-size with fireplace to suites. Thames Street Landing houses a variety of on-site shops, including a day

Bristol House

Best BreakfastGuests rave about breakfast at this three-room Cape Cod-style inn owned by a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Awaken to a table of homemade jams, granolas, and breads, from scones to Nana’s sticky buns. A three-course breakfast might include lobster eggs benedict, and ingredients are foraged from

Cape Cod Artisans Trails

The Shining Sea Trail beckons, no less so the Great Dunes Trail: seven trails in all, crisscrossing Cape Cod and the Islands, with artists and craftspeople in every medium scattered like beach glass. More than 200 destinations will tug at you, tempting you to wander into working studios and elegant

Cape Cod Baseball League

Since 1885, top college players have shown their mettle every summer in the 10-team Cape Cod League. Ballplayers join the community, working part-time and living with local families. Admission to regular-season games (each team plays 44 games)–at ballfields from Wareham to Orleans–is by donation. That’s a small price to watch

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Best Moveable FeastThere are a lot of dining opportunities aboard this Cape railroad’s vintage cars, but the best variation is the “Elegant Dinner Train” (no jeans, T-shirts, or shorts!), because it traverses the Cape Cod Canal railroad bridge, the longest rail lift bridge in the world when it was built.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History has a threefold identity: a museum of natural history, a nature education center, and a steward of conservation land. It serves to preserve, exhibit, and interpret its own collections of natural history artifacts and display relevant traveling and loan exhibits. It also collaborates

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Cape Cod Rail Trail

The Cape Cod Rail Trail is 26 miles (one way) from Dennis to Wellfleet. Pick up the trail at Salt Pond Visitor Center.– Yankee Magazine, March/April 2010Ten years ago, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, a flat, 28-mile dedicated bike trail, was almost seen as a hazard by the state. Now

Chatham Band Concerts

Chatham Band Concerts

BEST BAND CONCERTSJust as they have for more than 60 years, the members of the Chatham Band don their red uniforms and break out their sheet music at Kate Gould Park on Friday nights. The 2015 Season begins on July 3rd and runs every Friday Night through September 4th. They

Dalla Cucina

Best Cape Cod ItalianChef Michael Ceraldi presents a Cape Cod-infused menu, using lobster and fennel in a sweet risotto or serving local striped bass Sicilian-style with olives, tomatoes, rosemary, and capers. Even the gorgonzola on the dessert list is drizzled with Cape Cod honey.

Four Seas Ice Cream

Four Seas Ice Cream

Four Seas Ice Cream on Cape Cod has been serving the finest homemade ice cream since 1934, founded by W. Wells Watson. It’s one of the three oldest ice cream shops in New England and was once a blacksmith shop back in the day. The store was named for part

Great Island Trail

Spectacular views highlight this “most difficult” of the Cape Cod National Seashore trails. Sandy 6 to 8 miles round trip; check tide tables, as sections are submerged during high tide.– Yankee Magazine, March/April 2010

Gull Wing Suites

Gull Wing Suites

The Gull Wing Suites is an all-suites, moderately priced hotel located on State Route 28 in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, just minutes from downtown Hyannis on spectacular Cape Cod. Offering great deals on hotel accommodations and Cape Cod vacations, our hotel is just minutes away from the area’s best attractions, like

Heritage Museums and Gardens

Heritage Museums and Gardens

Heritage Museums & Gardens is an inspiring experience. Enjoy 100 acres of lush gardens and winding nature trails. Explore Hidden Hollow, an outdoor discovery area, or take a spin on a vintage carousel. Visit three exhibit buildings featuring antique cars and a collection of American folk art. Opening May 5,

Inn on Onset Bay

On the mainland side of the Cape Cod Canal, Onset has that briny feel without the traffic–or the premium prices. This charming 1896 turreted B&B looks down from a hill onto a sandy beach famous for kid-friendly fun. BEST VICTORIAN BEACHSIDE INN.

InnSeason Resorts Cape Cod

InnSeason Resorts Cape Cod

Five deluxe waterfront resorts. Three in Falmouth; two on the beach and one overlooking Falmouth Harbor. Two are on the beach in the heart of the mid-cape – Dennisport. Accommodations range from spacious hotel rooms to luxury suites with Kitchens & fireplaces, some with master bedroom whirlpools. All offer Outdoors

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Skip Bennett is the guy who turned Duxbury’s Island Creek oysters into celebrity bivalves; executive chef Jeremy Sewall comes from a family of lobstermen. Together, they’ve created a restaurant that consistently sources the freshest seafood and serves it in ways both soul-satisfying (Skip’s mom’s seafood casserole) and revelatory (Cape Cod

Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe

Jay’s cooks up some great fish dishes, including a rich San Francisco-style cioppino. But the uncooked seafood is, if possible, even better. In season, you can taste several different New Hampshire oysters, alongside bivalves from Cape Cod, Damariscotta, Long Island Sound, and Chesapeake Bay. BEST RAW BAR.

Mill Creek Kayak Tour

Mill Creek was early Cape Cod’s link to the sea for commerce and fishing, and the two-hour tour from the Sandwich boardwalk toward town is a journey through more than 375 years of local history. The 1.8-mile paddle on a sit-on-top kayak also offers an unparalleled chance to watch herons,

Naked Oyster Bistro & Bar

Oysters and clams farmed in Barnstable Harbor off Cape Cod Bay provide the basics for this stylish raw bar and bistro. True to the name, you can order oysters on the half shell with no more adornment than the natural juices. The owner prefers hers with flying-fish roe for a

Nickerson State Park

Nickerson State Park

Nickerson State Park offers a unique experience in a setting that a visitor would usually expect to find in the mountains – yet here you are, in Cape Cod. Instead of sand dunes and marshes one would find on the Cape, crystal clear fresh water ponds and forests surround the

Nobska Point Lighthouse

Nobska Point Lighthouse

Nobska Point Lighthouse was built in 1828 at a price of $2,949.30. It was built in the typical Cape Cod style of its day with an octagonal tower on top of a keeper’s house which had three rooms downstairs and two smaller ones upstairs. The lantern in the lighthouse held

Outer Cape

Encompassing Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, this is a beautiful place to see herons, waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, piping plovers, and terns. Spring and fall migrations often bring rarely seen species to South Monomoy Island. Wellfleet & Chatham, MA.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2011

Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn

Brits Annabelle and Simon Hunton transformed an erstwhile Victorian sea captain’s home into a breezy, modern getaway of seven rooms with king beds (some with gas fireplaces), one with a queen. Delightful grounds around the pool include an English rose garden. Breakfast is served in your room, and the innkeepers

Province Lands Visitor Center

Two miles from the tip of the Cape, an observation deck offers a 360-degree view of the dunes and the Atlantic.– Yankee Magazine, March/April 2010Even Lance Armstrong would be hard-pressed not to slow down along this 7.3-mile loop through the Province Lands, a pristine sliver of the impressively pristine Cape

Provincetown Art Association & Museum

Founded in 1914, PAAM has weathered the storms of all the artistic “isms” of the modern era and continues to show the enduring and intriguing works in every style by painters and sculptors who found their inspiration on the Outer Cape. BEST CAPE COD ART.

Puritan Cape Cod

Best Cape Cod StyleFrom sherbet-hued summer wear to buttoned-up (and buttoned-down) office garb, this department store perfectly captures the work/play ethos of Cape Cod. You’ll find many of the preppiest name designers (Ralph Lauren and friends), as well as store-label clothing ideal for Chips and Muffys of all ages.

Ruggie’s

Best Cape Cod BreakfastThere’s nothing unusual about the selection of eggs, pancakes, bacon, and so on found here, but every plate is so good that diners come back for more. Daredevil eaters can take the “Duke” challenge, which starts with six eggs, ends with fried chicken, and makes several stops

Sandy Neck Beach

Sandy Neck Beach

Sandy Neck Beach is a six-mile-long stretch of beauty located in both Sandwich and Barnstable, MA., and is the area’s longest beach. This barrier beach took thousands of years to develop into 4,700 acres of dunes, maritime forests, and marshes. It has high sand dunes facing Cape Cod Bay, with

Second Beach

Everyone rides the waves at Second Beach, located just outside the Newport town line. Surfers are found to the west, near Purgatory Chasm, a deep cleft in the bedrock rising above Sachuest Bay. Atop the rise is the campus of St. George’s School, its limestonechapel tower a dramatic backdrop to

Short & Main

The entree menu isn’t written on the chalkboard until the fishermen land their catch, but you can count on dayboat seafood from Gloucester’s fleet. The stunning raw bar is stocked from clam flats and oyster beds on both Cape Ann and Cape Cod. Entrees: from $14. BEST LOCAL CATCH

The Boxer

After a $3 million renovation, the former Bulfinch Hotel became The Boxer. The exterior mimics New York’s Flatiron building; thanks to the triangular shape, many rooms have panoramic views. The hotel has native touches; mini-fridges are stocked with local treats such as Cape Cod chips. The hotel’s restaurant, Finch, serves

The Lighthouse Inn

Best Classic Beachfront Stay
This time-capsule complex of cottages, guest houses, and a big, barn-like inn (with the c. 1855 Bass River Light at its center) is about as Old Cape Cod as it gets–with the addition of WiFi, jet-skis, and kayak rentals. The property covers nine acres on Nantucket Sound,

The Red Inn

Through some magic of architecture, the dining room at The Red Inn promotes the illusion of floating, like the many boats just outside in Province town Harbor. The sea-level view seems never-ending; the Atlantic just rolls on and on. The dining room is decorated in breezy tones and unpainted wood,

The Regatta of Falmouth-by-the-Sea

The Regatta of Falmouth-by-the-Sea — at the entrance to Falmouth Harbor, with a busy 90-foot boat dock just outside the main dining room’s 18 windows — matches knockout views with superior offerings from the kitchen. A selection of ethnic dishes (spicy lacquered duck with Asian greens, Thai-style lobster and shrimp)

The Tern Inn and Cottages

The Tern Inn and Cottages

Hosted by David and Joan Bruce (Cape residents for more than 25 years and restaurant business veterans). A traditional Cape Cod inn in a residential neighborhood, we’re Cape Cod as it should be! Enjoy our pool, playground, and beautiful backyard space. Six fully equipped seasonal cottages are available, including private

Ventuno

Best Island ItalianIf Nantucket were an Italian island, the food might taste something like what Ventuno serves every night. Cape Cod clams become spaghetti alla vongele with the addition of enough garlic. Wild halibut meets locally grown green spring veggies to become merluzzo alla vignarola.

Vineyard Fast Ferry

Vineyard Fast Ferry

We operate the largest, most luxurious fast-ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy the sundeck or sit in plush air-conditioned comfort, you will be amazed at the breathtaking scenery along the way. We are the only ferry to Martha’s Vineyard that truly avoids all the Cape Cod traffic. Martha’s

Wellfleet Motel & Lodge

Biking is a fun (and convenient) way to avoid the Cape’s auto traffic. This neat and clean motel sits right on the Cape Cod Trail, making it a quick ride to Marconi Beach, LeCount Hollow Beach, or even Nauset Light Beach, where there’s parking for bikes but not for cars.

Yarmouth Resort

Yarmouth Resort

The Hotel is ideally located in the Mid-Cape on Route 28 just minutes away from many Cape Cod souvenir shops, a variety of fine restaurants, miniature golf, beautiful sandy beaches, Hyannis harbor ferry boats to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket islands and the world famous Hyannis Whale Watcher boat. Newly renovated

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