Greetings from Cape Cod! If you have been here before, you know the rush of anticipation and excitement that you feel as you cross over the Sagamore Bridge, leaving the mainland behind for an island filled with quaint fishing towns and activities for people of all ages. We’ve put together a list of some of our most loved places to check out while you’re on the eastern edge of America.
Prepping for a weekend getaway to Cape Cod? Get literal. For clam bakes and beach bonfires in some of New England’s most charming seaside towns, prep perfect and classic cool is the way to go.
For girls, packing couldn’t be easier. A flowy printed skirt is effortless, comfortable and flawlessly put-together with a lived-in chambray shirt. Summery slingblack wedges are essential and a woven straw hat is the perfect compliment to that must-have beach hair. Throw on some chunky metallic bangles, your go-to to shades and voila, best-dressed.
Guys can get the look on lock by pairing together just a few closet essentials. A fresh, slim fit button down stands out on top of colored Prep Fit shorts. Slip on your favorite pair of boat shoes and a woven straw hat to sharpen things up a bit. A classic leather watch, woven belt and ombre aviators are flawless finishing touches.
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Chatham: Located right on the elbow of Cape Cod, Chatham offers a plethora of activities. Whether you like to shop (Main Street is filled with one of a kind boutiques) or tan on Lighthouse Beach, you’re bound to find something you like. We recommend taking a stroll down Main Street to feast on the catch of the day at The Chatham Squire, shop at stores like Island Pursuit, In the Pink and Midsummer Nights and finish the night off with fudge from the Chatham Candy Manor or a bowl of insanely good ice-cream from Emack and Bolio’s.
Cape Cod Baseball League: No matter what town you’re staying in, you should “catch” a Cape Cod League baseball game. Known as the best and oldest amateur league in the country, the Cape recruits top college players to the island for a chance to be scouted by the majors. Players like Evan Longoria, Tim Lincecum and Kevin Youkilis have all played in the Cape Cod League. Games are free and open to all, and who knows… maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the next major league baseball star.
Provincetown: Also known as P-Town, this village sits on the outermost tip of the Cape. Filled with delicious food, shopping and entertainment, this town will keep you busy for hours. We recommend checking out the Cabot’s Candy or shopping along Main Street.
Wellfleet Flea Market/Drive-In: Located in the mid upper cape, the Wellfleet Flea Market is home to many vendors selling all sorts of fun and quirky trinkets. Stay for the day, or come back at night when the flea turns into a giant drive-in movie theater.
Cape Cod National Seashore: Located along the outer edge of the Cape, the national seashore is home to all kinds of sea life. Check out the giant dunes along the coast or chow down at the Beachcomber. Or surf on Marconi Beach, named after the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi who, in 1903, successfully completed the first transatlantic wireless communication from a nearby radio station.
Emack and Bolio’s: One word. YUM. Whether you like traditional flavors like vanilla or are into trying new scoops like Space Cake and Chunk O’ Funk, Emack and Bolio’s will not disappoint your taste buds. We recommend a scoop of Peppermint Patty or Key Lime Pie — or if you’re really feeling adventurous, take home an ice cream pizza.
The Chatham Squire: Located on Chatham’s Main Street, the Squire cooks up an incredible meal. We recommend a giant bowl of clam chowder to get your New England fix.
The Beach House Gill at Chatham Bars Inn: Located in Chatham, this hang sits right on the beach and offers a range of menu items including salmon, the fresh catch of the day, lobster rolls and fried shrimp.
Laurino’s Tavern: If you have a craving for pizza, this is your hot spot. Order a specialty pizza like buffalo chicken or go for a more traditional slice of cheese. Either way, you’re going to love the buttery and crunchy crust.
The Red Nun: Named after a red buoy, the Red Nun may look small on the outside, but it packs a super fun and energetic crowd while providing great service and hospitality. Located just a few yards away from the Chatham Anglers baseball field, we recommend catching a game and then heading straight to the Red Nun for a delicious burger or fish tacos.
Chatham Candy Manor: We hope you saved room for dessert, because this is one candy store that you don’t want to miss. As you enter, you’ll be joyously overwhelmed by the smell of fudge cooking in the front while the candy is cooking in the back. Most of their delicious treats are made on location. We recommend sampling some of their homemade fudge or indulging in a hand dipped chocolate.
Chatham Cookware Cafe: Stop by for delicious breakfast treats, warm tasty coffee and cozy ambiance. Or, if you slept in too late, check out their lunch menu, which offers scrumptious sandwiches like the BLAT (Bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato) or the No Wake. We recommend the French Breakfast muffin in the AM and the Spinnaker sandwich at noon.