When you think of Cape Cod - I mean, really think about it - you can almost smell the salty breeze, feel the sand between your toes and taste the briny oysters. After living on the East Coast for six years, I finally made it to the Cape this past weekend and I fell in love with it. If you don't have the time or money to escape to an international locale, I highly recommend that you spend a quick weekend in any one of the cute little beach towns, sitting in an Adirondack chair recharging your batteries.
Some of the places that you've got to check out:
I never thought that I'd be into staying in a small bed and breakfast (I really like the anonymity of a big hotel) but this inn was lovely. The two owners are unbelievably nice, give great recommendations as to where to go/what to do and have delicious breakfast waiting for you each morning. The gorgeous view and proximity to the beach (about 3 feet) makes it even more worth it.
Don't be deceived when you look at Captain John's website - they make it seem as though the whales are a handshake away from the boat and swim alongside it for the entire cruise. They aren't...or at least they weren't during our trip. That being said, spending a sunny afternoon on the water hunting for humpbacks is a pretty amazing way to waste a few hours.
Backed up against a cute little marina, the Stonebridge Bistro is full of local fisherman, good food and really strong cocktails. It was within walking distance from our inn and the nightly musical guest was a really old man doing an awful job at playing the guitar. It's brilliant.
One of my favorite things to do in a city that I'm unfamiliar with is to rent a bicycle and cruise around. Sailworld Cape Cod not only rents bikes but surfboards, paddleboards and kiteboards that you can rent by the hour, half day or full day.
So on that note run to Cape Cod. Do not walk. It's such a great weekend getaway and closer than you think.