Friday, May 12, 2017

Cape Cod Weekend Getaway

Cape Cod map.During our last weekend’s trip to Fire Island I again started reminiscing about us visiting so many places and yet still not being able to make it to Cape Cod. Well, we decided to take an upcoming long Memorial Day weekend and remedy the situation.

One of the issues before was that we have tried to look into visiting the cape during the peak summer time and the prices are just way out there. We decided to go there ahead of the season — there are still supposedly plenty of things we can spend our time on without having to actually swim in the ocean.

Another decision that we made was to stay at the very start of the Cape Cod peninsula. Most of the land along the National Seashore is covered by little motels and lodges and they have less than stellar cancellation policy. Having two little kids who can decide to develop a fever on whim’s notice we prefer bigger chains.

We booked our stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Cape Cod1 in Yarmouth-Hyannis area. There was another Hilton property in close proximity, but we settled for this one because it had a hot tub in addition to an indoor pool that both properties featured. Provincetown itself is 45 miles or 1 hour away, so we’ll be able to visit it on one of the days while we are there.

We plan to drive out on the night of Friday the 26th, right after the work day. The traffic is probably going to be a bit maddening, but that way we’ll have 3 full days to spend at Cape Cod. And we’ll take an extra day from work to drive back home on Tuesday the 30th to try to beat some of the coming-back traffic.

The objectives at the cape will be visiting Provincetown, trailing along some famous beaches such as Race Point Beach and visiting some of the lighthouses — Race Point Beach Lighthouse, Long Point Lighthouse. There are also 3 official National Park stamps to be collected along the National Seashore. Maybe a whale-watching tour? And of course pools.

  1. Hampton Inn & Suites Cape Cod — 4 nights, total of $1,115 with taxes included. []

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