Planning A Dream Road Trip: Spotlight On Cape CodMonday, September 21, 2015
To follow along on Planning Our Dream Road Trip- start at the beginning here!
Update on our trip planning: So if you've been following along, you came here this week expecting to see our plans for visiting Martha's Vineyard. Turns out Martha's Vineyard is a little more difficult to get to than we had anticipated. Apparently you have to take a ferry to get there, and the one that lets you bring your car with you (which is important for a road trip, I hear), is pretty expensive and it's ideal to have reservations for it months in advance if you're going during summer time. For any of you in the know, correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I found in my early research on how to get there, sooooo...
We chose to stop in Cape Cod as a close second! We haven't been there before and it looks like a beautiful little town....and the first stop of many that I will finally be able to get my lobster roll! The plan right now is to just spend the day here as it's pretty close to our next stop, Boston.
I figure it will go a little something like this:
Leave New York City around 7am and drive about 5 hours to get to Cape Cod. This means we should be getting there right around lunch time, which is perfect because.....
After a big lunch it'll probably be time to work some of that off by playing on the beach. I hear that Kalmus beach is a good one to go to while in the Hyannis area of Cape Cod. (There are many different parts of Cape Cod, and I really would like to see Provincetown, however that area seems to be the furthest out and too much to squeeze in to the one day that we have here.) We are lucky enough to live on a beautiful beach in Hilton Head, SC, but it will feel amazing to get to a beach again after traveling and being in NYC for a few days!
Supposedly Race Point Beach in Provincetown is a great location to see whales and seals in the ocean, I wasn't able to find any information on being able to see marine life like that on the beaches in Hyannis/ Barnestable. Anyone know? We see dolphins a lot where we live, but whales and seals will be new to us! My son would love it! Who am I kidding...I want to see them too!!
Another beach that seems beautiful in the area is Sandy Neck beach. It's more rocky here, but has a ton of great hiking trails and a lighthouse.
Both beaches have bathrooms, a snack bar, and paid public parking. I figure we'll spend the rest of the day playing on the beach, in the water, and hopefully checking out some of the hiking trails. We'll orobably get a little snack from the snack bar and watch the sunset over the water. It sounds like a great end to the day before we head back in the car to drive about an hour and a half to Boston!
I love how it worked out that we started in a big city, then had a break with a nice beach day in a quaint little town, and then it's back to a big city again!
Has anyone been to Cape Cod before? What little gems am I missing? Is a different beach close by better? What about these elusive whales and seals? Suggestion for dinner? Anything that you're stomping your feet about that I left off on a day trip to the area? Let me know, I might add it in our day!!!
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Planning A Dream Road Trip
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