How to Plan an Unforgettable Spring Weekend on Cape Cod

There is no better place to escape to in the United States other than Cape Cod. Offering picturesque beaches, quaint cottages and exceptional restaurants, it’s no wonder visitors have flocked to the coastal destination since the 19th century.

If you’re thinking of finding out what all the fuss is about in 2019, here are some top tips on how to plan an unforgettable spring weekend in Cape Cod.

How to Get Here

Cape Cod is accessible to travelers from across the world. International visitors can make their way into the peninsula on one of the many flights entering Barnstable Municipal Airport each day. These flights arrive from Boston or New York only.

Most people commute via car or bus over the Sagamore or Bourne bridges.

However, if you want to experience the beauty of Massachusetts for yourself, you’d be wise to embark on a fun U.S. road trip. You’ll never be bored along the way as you visit the many superb museums and art galleries on Route 6A.

Where to Go

Of course, you’ll need a relaxing place to rest your head once you arrive here. Thankfully, you won’t be short of options, as it’s home to many luxurious hotels that will ensure you have a relaxing stay.

For example, the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is ideal for those who want to experience the beauty and tranquility of Cape Cod’s Pleasant Bay. It’s also an ideal destination for avid golfers, as it offers one of the best golf clubs in the U.S. What’s more, you would be smart to book a table at the sophisticated Twenty-Eight Atlantic Restaurant located within the hotel.

But if you’re heading to Cape Cod for a relaxing vacation, it’s impossible to be disappointed with Chatham Bars Inn Hotel, Resort and Spa, which is well-regarded for its picture-perfect ocean views, exceptional cuisine inspired by the onsite farm and unparalleled customer service.

Meanwhile, those looking for something a little quainter and quirkier should check in to Eben House. The luxury B&B is a stone’s throw away from the atmospheric Provincetown and offers a unique, tongue-in-cheek theme that celebrates the property’s distinctive history.

Gaming Options Near Cape Cod

When you’re not enjoying exceptional seafood or exploring many superb beaches, you can also hop in the car and drive to either Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods in Connecticut, or to the MGM casino in western Massachusetts. You won’t find any gaming options on the Cape itself, but the above mentioned locations will allow you to take your pick of many popular casino games.

The Best Activities on the Peninsula

There is, of course, more to Cape Cod than beautiful hotels and buzzing casinos. Complementing the beautiful backdrop is many top attractions, all worth a visit this spring and summer.

Once the sun starts to shine, there is no better place to enjoy a relaxing stroll than the Cape Cod National Seashore, which offers exquisite beachfront, woodlands and ponds that are ideal for all the family.

Nauset Light is also one to not overlook, as you can book a free tour of the restored lighthouse erected in Eastham back in 1923 and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you’re visiting with your partner, ensure you take a romantic walk along Cape Cod Canal come sunset, which is sure to remain in both of your memories long after the trip is over.

Where to Eat

You’ll never go hungry once you arrive in Cape Cod, as it is full to the brim with exceptional restaurants.

You’d also be smart to drop into Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, which has served customers for more than 40 years. It’s one dining experience that’s impossible to forget, as the drive-up clam bar features carhops on roller blades and is well-regarded for its fresh, mouthwateringly-good seafood. The sit-down restaurant also offers many flavorsome dishes, such as fried lobster tails as well as an 18-hole mini golf course.

Both adults and children will fall head over heels in love with the Chatham Fish Pier Market. The kids will love watching the seals splashing in the nearby water while mom and dad will explore the fresh lobster, clams, shrimp rolls and scallops that are fresh from the ocean happily. It’s the perfect way to embrace the culture of Cape Cod, as you could spend your time watching fishing boats delivering the catch of the day.

No trip to Cape Cod, however, would be complete until you have visited Kream ‘N Kone, the oldest seafood restaurant. The joint, established by West Dennis back in 1953, started its life as a small, roadside stand. After the original restaurant burned down in 2003, Kream ‘N Kone was reborn with a larger establishment that will take visitors back in time. It’s the ultimate restaurant to visit for diners wanting simple, fresh and tasty food surrounded by a fun backdrop.

Where to Drink

Make your way to the Chart Room for good beer, good food and good company. The rustic seaside joint is within the Kingman Yacht Center and has been carved into an old cargo barge. Unsurprisingly, it has served locals and tourists alike since 1966. It’s the perfect stop for those looking for a delicious cocktail, an electric atmosphere and a seaside backdrop.

Next on your Cape Cod bucket list should be The Beachcomber, locally known as “The Comah.” The much-loved bar has become an institution in Cape Cod, as it established more than 50 years ago. Since it overlooks the dunes along Cahoon Hollow Beach, visitors could spend many hours absorbing the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The popular bar will also be kind on your budget, as you can enjoy $4–$5 brews such as the Victory Prima Pils.

Those looking for a more elegant, upscale watering hole should grab a table at Mahoney’s Atlantic Bar & Grill located on Cape Cod’s Orleans. Here you can treat yourself to award-winning cocktails inspired by 19th-century penny candy stores. Each can complement their signature Portuguese bouillabaisse that features mussels, scallops, shrimps, haddock and squid in a tomato saffron broth.

So, if you’re looking for a beautiful destination to visit this spring or summer, Cape Cod will not disappoint.

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