The Cape is a quintessential vacation spot for New Englanders. Before I was born, my family used to make the venture on an annual basis to the Lewis Bay in South Yarmouth, however when I started university, the vacationing ebbed. Much of it contributed to changes occurring in the family-dynamic, and being genuinely occupied with work/studies.
My top 5 favorite things to do in Cape Cod
- Lewis Bay will always spark my childhood memories. I love walking the gray misty coastline in the morning with a cup of coffee, flying kites, kayaking, fishing at the docks, and sun bathing on the beach.
- Pirates Cove Miniature Golf in South Yarmouth. Freakin’ Pirates. How can you not appreciate the Black Beard proving himself as a complete bad ass?! The courses are fun and interactive; Jimmy Buffet and pirates themed music play in the background.
- Providence Town A little town settled at the Cape’s tip with a peaceful vibe. Gay friendly. An ideal spot for whale watching. Unique boutiques and incredible views of the Atlantic.
- Hyannis, Cape Cod At least a whole day should be dedicated to exploring the bars, shops and sites of Hyannis Port. You will find a ton of memorial sites/museums for JFK because the Cape reveres him as a corporeal god.
- The Barnstable Fair Farm animals, face painting, comfort foods, and artsy vendors.
This weekend, I was able to go with my mom and brother to the port of Hyannis. Although we were only able to run up for a quick weekend I’m glad we could make it, especially since I leave to study abroad for my postgraduate studies.