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Nine Sure to Be Fun Festivals on Cape Cod this Spring

April 22, 2014 - 6:00am
Matilda Brown

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.

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Eight Ways to "Spring" out of Winter on Cape Cod

April 8, 2014 - 5:30am
Matilda Brown

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.

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Putter Your Way Through the Top Ten Mini Golf Courses on Cape Cod

March 21, 2014 - 12:32pm
Matilda Brown

Spring is almost here, and with it, the prospect of sunny, warm days, punctuated by soft breezes, the smell of blooming flowers, the chirping of birds, and ice cream cones. The other thing that spring brings is the ability to enjoy the many wonderful outdoor activities that Cape Cod has to offer, including mini-golf.

For families who have been cooped up all winter, friends who just want to get together for a friendly game, or a couple who are sick of date night being dinner-and-a-movie, the opening of the many mini-golf areas on Cape Cod will come as quite the relief.

Check out the Koi pond as you wait to take your shot at Cape Escape in Orleans. Best Read Guide photo.

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Three Easy Steps to Make Your Cape Cod Vacation Green

March 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
Matilda Brown

Ecotourism is a popular new trend as people become more aware of their environmental impact, not only in their home towns, but also in the destinations they choose to frequent.

During your Cape Cod getaway, take only photographs, leave only footprints.

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How to Make Your Cape Cod Vacation Dog-Friendly

February 28, 2014 - 2:54pm
Matilda Brown


Families with four-legged friends have difficult decisions to make when they go on vacation. Sure, they can opt for a kennel or a pet sitter, but many people feel that their dog is a part of the family. In that situation, the vacation is for the whole family and leaving the dog at home would be like leaving one of the kids at grandma's while everyone else gets to go and have a good time. 

Said more simply, many people feel that Fido should be able to come too, so here are some places on Cape Cod that will help you to plan your excursion accordingly. 

There's never a shortage of snappily dressed dogs on Provincetown's Commercial Street. Photo by Jane Booth.

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Cape Cod Valentine's Day: Five Fabulous Ways to Make Your Sweetheart Swoon

February 10, 2014 - 5:40am
Matilda Brown

For those looking to woo like no one has ever wooed before, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to make the love of your life swoon. Here are some fabulous suggestions for Valentine’s Day dates that will make your lover's heart melt.

This plank adorning the Sandwich Boardwalk in Sandwich says it all....love is in the air on Cape Cod. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

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Ten Places on Cape Cod to Test Your Trivia & Have a Tipple This Winter

January 20, 2014 - 1:20pm
Matilda Brown

Yes, it is winter on the Cape once again, and as dreary as January and February can be, there are beacons that shine in the cold, dark night. While some places may shutter up early, others are lively scenes.

A plus to going out during the winter on Cape Cod? Way fewer people. This means that not only will you be able to have fun, but there will be far less of a commotion. You might even be able to socialize! Here are some great places to wet your whistle and have a good time on Cape Cod.

Head out to a Cape Cod pub for a mug of frosty beer and some trivia or karaoke.

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Dock & Stay at the Anchor In: A New Way to Stay on Cape Cod

January 17, 2014 - 10:00am
Matilda Brown

There are many different hotels to choose from on Cape Cod. Some offer beach access, some are near vibrant town centers, some have sterling reputations, and some are a mixture of these attributes.

In addition to its recently renovated rooms and grounds, the Anchor In in Hyannis now has a 24 slip marina. Anchor In photo.

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Cheers to Local Beer & Wine: Six Reason to Raise a Glass on Cape Cod

January 12, 2014 - 11:20am
Matilda Brown


For adults, the Cape has a lot to offer. From fine dining, to beaches, to entertaining bars, there is quite a bit to choose from. But what some visitors may not be aware of is that the Cape and Islands have a plethora of wineries, breweries, and even a distillery. Visitors looking to have a relaxing day pleasantly trying out different libations have plenty of options. Here to help in making that decision, are the details of each.

Enjoy a tour and a taste at Cape Cod Winery in East Falmouth. Photo courtesy of CapeCodWinery.com.

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Eight Fun Things to Do on Cape Cod in the Winter

January 7, 2014 - 5:50am
Cheryl Kain

While Cape Cod is a famous summer destination, it’s an often overlooked hidden gem in the quiet season. Minus the heavy summer crowds, there are many wonderful adventures for adults and families during the colder months.

1. Walking trails with Harwich Conservation Trust

Juanito Pascual will perform in Passport to Spain in January with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. Photo courtesy of CCSO.

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