April 20, 2014

Category Archives: Cape Cod Happenings

Coming Up on Cape Cod: Yarmouth Summer Celebration Sand Sculptures

For those of you heading to Yarmouth soon for a family vacation, be sure to set your plans and dig up some time for the third annual Yarmouth Summer Celebration hosted between June 21th and June 29th. With many of the activities taking place just minutes from Cape Cod hotels along Route 28, events areContinue Reading

Cape Cod Vacation Specials: Deals from the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

A Cape Cod Vacation is full of perks, and nothing beats a Cape Cod vacation during Maritime Days festivities. A month long festival celebrating Cape Cod history (see our feature here) Here is one of our picks from the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce for deals that you can take advantage of during your stayContinue Reading

Cape Cod Happening: Cape Cod Maritime Days

A favorite of Cape Cod Vacationers every year, the 20th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Days will be occuring from May 19th until June 21st. Enjoy a celebration of Cape Cod’s maritime history over this month long exhibition of walking tours, art features, and lighthouse showings. Taking place aroung mid-Cape and withing close proximity to most Cape CodContinue Reading

Cape Cod Golf Vacation: Captain’s Golf Course Upcoming Event

A Cape Cod Golf Vacation is a beautiful thing, and the only thing that can make it better is a little friendly competition not far from the beach and your Cape Cod hotel room. Close to Yarmouth motels and accommodations, the Captain’s Golf Course is offering a fun filled Sunday to welcome in the startContinue Reading

Wine and Beer Tasting on Cape Cod

Though there is much to the Cape Cod family vacation, a good date night is something that the Cape also offers to those visiting its beautiful shores. Just a short drive from your most convenient Cape Cod hotels and accommodations, here are some great Cape Cod activities that fly under the radar. There is noContinue Reading

Cape Cod Happenings: The Cape Cod Golf Festival

Taking place between Saturday April 13 and Sunday April 21, 2013, the Cape Cod Golf Festival is a great way for the Cape to showcase its amazing scenery and for visitors to enjoy some extra time on the green during their Cape Cod vacation. Sponsored by the Dockside Hotel Group and other partnering Mid-Cape Hotels and CapeContinue Reading

Real Pirates at the Whydah Museum

Located in Provincetown the Whydah museum is a great way to add in some sea-faring adventure to a day trip from Mid Cape accommodations. Commanded by the famed pirate Sam Bellamy, the Whydah wrecked off Wellfleet in 1717, taking with her the treasures of over fifty plundered ships. The Whydah Museum lets visitors relive thisContinue Reading

Introduction To Cape Cod Lighthouses: Cape Cod Light and Nauset Light

Because of hard-to-spot and constantly moving shoals off-shore, Cape Cod’s coastline has been called an “ocean graveyard”, and is estimated to contain over 3,000 shipwrecks. In fact, between Truro and Wellfleet alone, there have been more than 1,000 wrecks, including that of the Whydah Gally, the famed pirate ship of Samuel Bellamy (for more informationContinue Reading

Cape Cod Golf: Bayberry Course Spotlight

Bayberry Hills is a pristine golf course located in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The course is one of the closest to Yarmouth hotels, and offers plenty of golf packages with Cape Cod accommodations in the area. This course was designed by Geoffrey Cornish and Brian Silva in 1986. The layout, slightly different from your average 18, includesContinue Reading

Great for Kids: Zooquarium

Stated as a solid option for a rainy day when on a Cape Cod vacation, Zooquarium is often a god send when a storm hits and threatens the beach days. Located on Route 28 it is incredibly convenient to Yarmouth hotels and accommodations. Plus, it has plenty of stuff to keep young ones busy andContinue Reading

Little Bit of History: Marconi Beach

Have you ever wondered how some of your favorite National Seashore beaches earned their names? Some capture Native American history, some retain some English namesake, and some have gathered a right all their own. Marconi Beach is one beach along the National Seashore that has it’s own unique history and Cape Cod fame. Guglielmo Marconi made theContinue Reading

Great for Kids: Mudflat Mania!

Part of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History’s summer exploration series (click here for more information about the Museum). Mudflat Mania is a fantastic program geared at children. It provides a great way for kids and families to spend a few hours outside it the heart of Cape Cod’s beautiful environment. Featuring tons ofContinue Reading

Cape Cod Vacation Favorites: The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is located in Brewster, about 10 miles from hotels along Rt.28. The museum was founded in 1954, and has been a fantastic institution for education on Cape Cod’s unique natural environment. Best of all, most of the displays and activities in the museum are designed for families orContinue Reading

Cape Cod Vacation Tips & Tricks: 25 Cape Courses, Cape Cod Golf Profiles

Beautiful views, pleasant weather, and plenty of Cape Cod hotels, its no wonder that so many travelers turn there getaway into a Cape Cod golf vacation. Here are the 25 Cape courses and a brief intro to each. Stay tuned or visit course websites for more details about individual courses!  Cape Cod Golf Courses   1  AtlanticContinue Reading

Dining Spotlight: The Skipper South Yarmouth

If you are looking for a sit-down seafood experience close to the convenience of Rt. 28 accommodations, then The Skipper might be the best stop for you. The Skipper is a great choice for couples searching for a scenic night out, or for families who want to enjoy a special treat with the sophisticated tasteContinue Reading

Cape Cod Vacation Tips and Tricks: Cape Cod Beaches Explained

With more than 115 beaches constituting over 550 miles of coastline, the Cape Cod shore can be a bit overwhelming to those planning a Cape Cod vacation. Visitors have enough on their plate sorting through Cape Cod hotels and restaurants, we decided to take a little trouble out of the equation when it comes toContinue Reading

Dining Spotlight: The Black Cat Tavern

Looking for a special night out complete with the old style oak of fine nautical décor, one of the best outdoor dining views for a Cape Cod vacation, and fantastic creative cuisine to boot? The Black Cat Tavern in Hyannis is right up your alley- especially if you are a Cape cat in the moodContinue Reading

Great for Kids: Hyannis Pirate Ship Adventure

  Looking for something to do with the family out on that water- if the little ones are due for a treat, we suggest taking your kids on a swashbuckling adventure they’ll be telling tales about for years!   Cast off from Hyannis Harbor and set sail for on a childhood fantasy, kids between theContinue Reading

Great for Kids: Cape Cod Duckmobiles!

As the saying goes, one if by land, two if by sea, quack, quack, quack if its both– the Hyannis Duckmobile company offers unique and adventurous tours for the whole family in amphibious vehicles (duckmobiles of course!). Grab the kids and ride the streets of downtown Hyannis (starting on Main Street) to see where theContinue Reading

Dining Sportlight: Ardeo on Station Ave.

On Cape Cod, the Ardeo name has become synonymous with family, friendly service, and the fire of the Mediterranean. The largest and the original, of the three Ardeo restaurants (each complete with their own distinct flavor), the South Yarmouth location is the closest to Cape Cod accommodations along Rte 28 (Cape cod hotels on MainContinue Reading

Dining Spotlight: The Yarmouth House

Noted by those who have never been for being the restaurant with the watermill along Rte. 28, and by patrons for its great food and greater specials, The Yarmouth House has become an easy Cape choice for traditional fine dining. Located on the main stretch of Main St. Yarmouth, it is an easy walk fromContinue Reading

Cape Cod Hotel Favorites: Bass River Sport’s World

Looking for something to do with your family during a Cape Cod vacation? Whether its not quite a beach day, the kids are in the mood for games, or your’re looking to stay close to your Main St. Yarmouth Hotel, Bass River Sport’s World is a great stop. Why do I love Bass River Sport’sContinue Reading

Cape Cod Vacation Stop, Pirate’s Cove

Pirate’s Cove has been a Cape Cod icon for many years, and spending time on holiday it’s easy to fill a family evening with some mini golf. The closest location to Cape Cod accommodations along Route 28 or in Yarmouth (Main Street, Yarmouth hotels and Main Street, Yarmouth motels) is the South Yarmouth location. ThisContinue Reading

Cape Cod Vacation Stops: 5 Mini Golf locations close to Yarmouth Hotels

Mini Golf on a Cape Cod vacation is about as classic a childhood memory as the beaches and a good cone of ice cream (shameless plug: see our Cape Cod Vacation ice cream feature here). However, especially when traveling down Route 28 (or Main Street Yarmouth as many Cape Cod accommodations will refer to it as). Here is aContinue Reading

Cape Cod Vacation: An Intro to Old King’s Highway

  The Old King’s Highway, known also today as Cape Cod Route 6A, is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod and travels through some of the oldest villages in America including Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. It may seem odd to mesh the words “historic” and “highway” but RouteContinue Reading

Dining Spotlight: Captain Parker’s Pub

Featured on everything from Food Network to Jeopardy, Captain Parker’s Pub is a sure-fire staple for any family vacation on Cape Cod. It is located along Main Street, Yarmouth close to other favorites like Pirate’s Cove and the Christmas Tree Shop, so its a natural stop-in between activities. Plus, at such a close distance toContinue Reading

Cape Cod Polar Express: Warm Spirits and Hot Cocoa for the Chilly Weather

Many businesses, Cape Cod hotels, and restaurants may be closed, but holiday spirit and hearts are wide open this Christmas at the Cape Cod Railroad’s annual Polar Express Train. Children of all ages and adults a like can climb aboard a fully licensed real live representation of the famous train from the Warner Brother’s motion pictureContinue Reading

5 Whale Watching Tips and Tricks for Your Cape Cod Vacation

Whale watching is one of the classic activities for families to take part in during a Cape Cod vacation, and its not too hard to see why. Between the sun, the surf, and of course the great Atlantic humpbacks, anyone who ventures out onto the water is in for a treat. However,determining when to go,Continue Reading

The Cape Screams for Ice Cream

Whether its the hot weather, or there’s just something in the air in these sleepy beach towns, something about being on Cape Cod for a family vacation just screams ice cream! We here at the Cape Cod Voyager know just what it means to have a hankering for some of the Cape’s finest ice cream.Continue Reading

Scallop Festival

Looking for something to do after Labor Day? Some of the Cape’s best festivals can be found after the summer rush. When Cape Cod accommodations are on special and the weather is cooling down, treat yourself to a second vacation and see your favorite spot once fall hits. Check out the information for this year’s ScallopContinue Reading

Cranberries can be a Fruitful part of any Cape Cod Family Vacation

Cranberries are just as much a part of the landscape of Cape Cod as sand dunes, beautiful beaches, and quaint family motels.   Because cranberries require constant moisture, a spongy, low-lying wetland, known as a bog, is their natural habitat. Famous for their tartness and bright color, cranberries are a big business on Cape Cod.Continue Reading

Cape Cod National Seashore

A 40-mile stretch of unspoiled sandy beach in Outer Cape Cod. With 559.6 miles of unspoiled coastline, Cape Cod offers many beautiful sandy beaches for you to enjoy. Cape Cod National Seashore beaches are part of the Blue Wave Campaign for quality.Continue Reading