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Cape Cod Day Trips: Where to Eat and What to Do

By Edible Cape Cod | Last Updated June 27, 2016
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Edible Cape Cod contributors share their recommendations for the must eat restaurants, drink establishments, and things to do in the Cape Cod towns of Barnstable, Brewster, Falmouth, Hyannis, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich and Woods Hole, with more to come soon. Whether you are a local or visitor, in for the day or settling in for a weekend, we've got your itinerary -- sun up to sun down.

Cape Cod Day Trip: Barnstable

Barnstable is rich in history with an evolving culinary tradition. Salt air makes you hungry, and as you explore our village by the sea there are many places to stop for refreshment. To sample the...

Cape Cod Day Trip: Brewster

Brewster straddles a narrow expanse of land midway along the length of the Cape, and is dotted with eight landings on its bayside (north). Scallop shells pepper the sand and, if you are lucky, you may...

Cape Cod Day Trip: Chatham

The tuna appetizer at Del Mar.
Everywhere you go in Chatham could be the front of a postcard or a cover of a magazine. From Shore Road, where modern and historic homes hug the Cape Cod National Seashore, to the beautiful crest of...

Cape Cod Day Trip: Chatham II

Clam roll on the Chatham Fish Pier
If you’re lucky enough to be on the peninsula of Cape Cod, push your luck a little further and make your way to the quaint town of Chatham. The problem with visiting Chatham is less about what to do...

Cape Cod Day Trip: Dennis

The south side of Dennis has several special restaurants serving local seafood expertly prepared.
An overcast day on the beach may be a disappointment for fellow sun worshippers like myself, but no need to pout…there’s still plenty to do on the sound side of Dennis.

Cape Cod Day Trip: Falmouth

Falmouth is made up of several villages, each with its own special charms, hide-away beaches, and hole-in-the-wall eateries. Most visitors will want to concentrate their time in Falmouth’s downtown...

Cape Cod Day Trip: Harwich

Harwich has three distinct harbors: Allen’s, Wychmere, and Saquatucket.
Located smack in the middle of Olde Cape Cod on the “warm” side of Nantucket Sound, Harwich boasts more freshwater and saltwater beaches than any other town on the Cape and is home to seven...

Cape Cod Day Trip: Hyannis

The beautiful, white picket-fenced homes of Hyannisport with its postcard perfect scenes of pristine beaches, bobbing boats and the Kennedy Compound is something to behold, but Hyannis’ Main Street...

Cape Cod Day Trip: Orleans

Not every town on the Cape has a beachfront view of both sunrise and sunset like Orleans, so roll out early and get to Nauset Beach to watch the day break. Then eat your way to sun down.

Cape Cod Day Trip: Provincetown

The ferry ride from Boston to Provincetown is scenic in its own right—passing lighthouses and islands with sailboats weaving in and out of...

Cape Cod Day Trip: Sandwich

Sandwich is the oldest town on the Cape, with plenty of history and working museums, including the Hoxie House, the oldest house on the Cape; the Sandwich Glass Museum that houses original pieces...

Cape Cod Day Trip: Wareham

Onset is one of the most underrated picturesque villages in the Cape area.
Wareham is considered the gateway to Cape Cod, and Onset is one of the most underrated picturesque villages in the Cape area. I could spend the whole day in Onset, and I sometimes do since I have a...

Cape Cod Day Trip: Woods Hole

Home to world-renowned marine research labs and no shortage of colorful characters, Woods Hole is a magnet for scientists and sailors, bikers and beach bums.
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