Summer has arrived, and there is no better place than New England to enjoy it! As much as I wish I could be a California girl, New England summers are what dreams are made of. . . beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches and seaside towns, lobster, corn, oysters, clams, local beer. . .
I have written a little about my weekend in Truro and Provincetown, but there is so much more. So much to do in these little towns at the tip of Cape Cod that I thought I would share a few to-do’s in case you find yourself up there.
Pull up to The Lobster Pot for a dozen raw oysters dressed with some kickin’ cocktail sauce, or stay for dinner and enjoy one of their home-cooked specialties and potent cocktails.
Find a beautiful place for a picnic. We visited Cape Cod Light with sandwiches from Box Lunch, but the Cape is pretty much a giant picnic spot. We also visited some great Truro beaches, including Cold Storage Beach, which I discovered on a visit to another lovely Truro destination, Truro Vineyards. Wine tasting on Cape Cod? Absolutely! Buy a bottle of their signature Cranberry Red to sip on during those cool Cape evenings.
Go for a hike. The Truro and Provincetown area offers all sorts of trails for walking and is also a great place to rent a bike.
Hit the beaches or tidal pools and look for wildlife! We saw seals at just about every beach we visited. Keep a close watch for those adorable bobbing black heads, and you might seen some too.
Or head out on a whale watch. My family loves whale watching, whether it be from Boston or the Cape, and Provincetown is definitely a great place to start. You can also grab a sunset sail or take matters into your own hands (and get a great workout!) with a rented kayak.
Other great places to eat in the area?
The Squealing Pig, Provincetown – traditional Irish pub fare with fresh ingredients, a fun and busy vibe, and a great beer list
Bayside Betsy’s – water views, a crazy fun cocktail list, and delicious food like lobster ravioli, great for a girls’ night out!
Front Street – Cozy, romantic, with delicious, comforting food, again, perfect for those chilly Cape nights.
Be sure to bring plenty of comfy clothes, flip flops, sunscreen, and your best beach reads. . . and have a relaxing weekend or vacation at the beach!
What are you favorite summer vacation activities?