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There is no shortage of restaurants, theatres, and other venues on Cape Cod to make a night out truly special. After a night of drinking, dancing, taking in a show, or eating out, it can be nice to unwind on the sandy shores of the Cape and listen to the waves lap against the beach. Some may even opt to jump in for a swim.
So what are the best beaches to cap off your night? Some of them are listed right here, so read on!
Nothing beats a stroll along the water's edge by the light of a full moon. NASA/Sean Smith.
Some days are just made better by having an enjoyable picnic in a serene setting. Whether laying out your wares on a picnic table or pulling out a blanket, picnics are the perfect accompaniment to a warm summer day.
Whether you like to picnic on the beach or in the woods, there are plenty of phenomenal spots to have a picnic on Cape Cod. Most of the picnic spots on Cape Cod are also great places for a walk or swim, so whether you want to make a day of your outing or just go out for a light lunch, there is something for everyone! Here are the best spots for a picnic on Cape Cod.Indian Lands Conservation Area is a lush, tranquil spot, perfect for an easy hike and a snack. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.
There are many amazing facets of Cape Cod to explore when vacationing here, but some of the most enjoyable are the Main Streets of the various towns. From fabulous restaurants to art galleries to lively bars to locally-owned and operated shops, the Main Streets of Cape Cod have something to offer everyone.Commercial Street is Provincetown's "main street"--busy, bustling and always a blast. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.
If you will be on the Cape this summer, be sure to check out the fabulous theatre scene! With shows put on at various venues Cape-wide, there is something for everyone, no matter the style you enjoy or the town you are in. Here are some of the sure-to-be hit shows coming to the sandy shores of the Cape this summer!"Cabaret" is one of the lively shows you can see on Cape Cod this summer. Academy of Performing Arts/Orleans graphic.
As the weather starts to warm up and the sun becomes a regular guest in the sky, focus turns toward the water. With beaches, ponds, lighthouses, and sweeping dunes, Cape Cod has no shortage of outdoor, watery summer fun. However, if you really want to experience the maritime heritage of Cape Cod while having fun with your family, consider going on a deep sea fishing excursion.Everybody was going home with a big striped bass after this trip aboard Predatuna. Photo courtesy PredatunaSportfishing.com.
As fun as beaches, ice cream, shopping, and first-class restaurants are, some visitors may want to get a peek into another part of the Cape. Whatever your interests, there are plenty of fascinating and enjoyable tours to partake in. Here are some of the best tours to take part in on the Cape!You just might see (or hear) a ghost near the country's oldest wooden jail in Barnstable Village during the spooky and informative ghost hunter tour. Maggie Kulbokas photo.
The Cape Cod Melody Tent is well-known for bringing marvelous talent to the sandy shores of Cape Cod and this year is no exception. Shows at the Melody Tent have been known to sell-out, so get your tickets while you can! Here are some of the wonderful acts and events that can be seen this summer.On August 2, don't miss the Temptations (above) performing live with the Four Tops. Photo courtesy MelodyTent.org.
It is never too early to start planning your Cape Cod vacation, and – to be honest – sooner tends to be better given how hectic the summer season can be. Whether you are an old hand at summering on the shores of the Cape or you are new to the game, here are some helpful hints for getting the most out of your time on the Cape.Plan ahead to take it all in. In Chatham, for example, you can take a seal tour, charter a fishing boat, tour the Chatham Lighthouse (above) or sunbath at Chatham Light Beach (above) all in the same trip. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.
For those who know where to look, the Cape can have plenty to do and experience year-round. In particular, the spring season sees an uptick in the number of enjoyable events on the Cape, from outdoor excursions to pleasant festivals. For those who may not be in the know, here is a list of the wonderful upcoming events this spring on Cape Cod!Brewster in Bloom is an annual celebration of all things daffodil! There are concerts, kids' activities, food, shopping and arts and crafts show and the parade on Sunday. Photo of Main Street (Route 6A) in Brewster by Maggie Kulbokas.
Yes, spring is officially here on Cape Cod (and nationwide), even if it may still feel like winter some days. With warm weather due to become steady soon, many people on Cape Cod find themselves longing for backyard barbeques, long days at the beach, and all the joys of summer. However, summer is still many months away, so what is there to do on Cape Cod before the season starts?The entrance to the HSOY nature trails in Yarmouth Port, where a Rhododendron was already in full bloom by the beginning of May last year. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.