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Old 04-28-09, 01:55 PM
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Looking at a week in Cape Cod.

Have no idea where to start. Anyone familiar with it? Where should we stay?

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Lots of great places, but can get very expensive, especially if you want to stay beachside.

I've stayed in Mashpee often (near Falmouth and not too far from Hyannis). There's nowhere on the Cape you can't see in a daytrip from anywhere else on the Cape. Plus, if you stay nearer to the beginning of the Cape, you can easily take a day trip to Boston if you want.

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I personally think it's overrated (but I also grew up <1hr away). When I've stayed there I've mainly camped, but I enjoyed the cape cod railroad bike/walking path.
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Re: Cape Cod

I spend a bunch of time there every summer. Check out the Yarmouth/South Yarmouth area on Rt 28. A lot of good tourist spots with a bunch of decent beaches to try. I don't go further into the cape than Hyannis much so I don't know what else out there you'd want to check.

If you've never been, I'd suggest taking a day trip to the islands. They're expensive but can be fun.
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my GF booked a night in Hyannis in June sometime. I guess we will just walk around... I'll check out Yarmouth.
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my GF booked a night in Hyannis in June sometime. I guess we will just walk around... I'll check out Yarmouth.
There's a great restaurant called The British Beer Company. They have one right in Hyannis, but go to the Falmouth one instead. The Hyannis one is on a busy store-lined street, while the one in Falmouth is right by the water. Very peaceful. And the food is great.

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Some things I know:

  • The bottleneck is a shitshow.
  • Hyannis Port is a ghetto.
  • Fuck the women from Wellfleet.
  • It's insane. Get out of Cape Cod tonight.
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There's a great restaurant called The British Beer Company. They have one right in Hyannis, but go to the Famouth one instead. The Hyannis one is on a busy store-lined street, while hte one in Falmouth is right by the water. Very peaceful. And the food is great.
Will do - thanks
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Isn't British Beer Company a nationwide chain? We have them all throughout MA. I assumed it was similar to a TGI Fridays or some place like that.
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Go to Martha's Vineyard.
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Yeah there's a British Beer Company on Route 1 in like Walpole or something.
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Hit up a lobster shack then watch the sunset and low tide. Truly amazing area.
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Chatham is nice. It's where I live. It's off the beaten path and has a nice walkable downtown. There is also a five-star waterfront resort, the Chatham Bars Inn. (Full disclosure, I worked there for two summers while I was in college, summer of 2007 room rates, suite $2400 a night, the room under the main staircase $360 a night.)
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And only residents can take the tunnel.
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Yeah there's a British Beer Company on Route 1 in like Walpole or something.
It's pretty good for a chain. There are none here in PA.
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Oh, and go to Baxter's Boathouse in Hyannis.

http://www.baxterscapecod.com/

Fantastic seafood, their clam chowder is to die for - and to kill for. It's not the fanciest place, but you can eat outdoors right on the bay. Just don't leave your food unattended for even a minute or the gulls will make off with it.
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Provincetown is worth checking out. Whale watches are fun.
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You can get whale watches out of Barnstable (pretty close to Hyannis) or Provincetown (which is further away, but you get to go out into deeper water). P-town is worth the trip, it's a funky place.

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Chatham is nice. It's where I live. It's off the beaten path and has a nice walkable downtown. There is also a five-star waterfront resort, the Chatham Bars Inn. (Full disclosure, I worked there for two summers while I was in college, summer of 2007 room rates, suite $2400 a night, the room under the main staircase $360 a night.)

I love Chatham. The Chatham Bars Inn is awesome, but a bit pricey. You can get a fantastic seafood dish at the Chatham Squire for much less.

I'm getting really hungry talking about all this great food.
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And only residents can take the tunnel.
Wrong. You can get a tunnel pass at a number of local shops. Just ask for it.
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If you like baseball, check out the Cape Cod Baseball League It's where many of the best college players go to play during the summer. For a nominal donation you can watch some really good ballgames.
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Good call on the Cape Baseball League.
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to Cape Baseball league
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I stayed in Provincetown last summer. Nice town, if you don't mind homosexuals. Lot of art galleries and shopping. Went on a tour of the sand dunes, very interesting. Also took a whale watching cruise, but since it was 4 hours long, I got a tad seasick. P'town is way out on the end of the cape though, so you may want to be more centrally located.
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So are the rentals mostly houses? Hotels? What town is the best to stay in? Keep in mind, I usually go to the Jersey shore. Are the prices higher? Jersey houses are like $2-10K a week. I have no idea where to even start.
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