Last week's Boston post had me thinking about our recent jaunt to Cape Cod, so I decided I would share some highlights here for a little trip down (very recent) memory lane.
J and I spent Labor Day weekend celebrating the wedding of our lovely friends, Vivian and Ryan. The Main Event was, of course, gorgeous and lovely and perfect in every way (even the rain! It was perfect. Did I mention that already?).
But we wanted to extend our little getaway, so we headed up a day and a half early to give us some time to explore and relax.
We stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites, which was perfectly comfortable and pleasant and I would definitely recommend it.
Our first night started off with dinner and drinks at Embargo on Main Street - a cute tapas joint which had (free!) live music when we were there. We stuffed ourselves silly, including on some of the best moules mariniere I've ever had (even if they didn't come with frites).
While our stay included free breakfast at the hotel, I would instead recommend checking out local favorite Ann & Fran's Kitchen. Fresh lobster and delicious diner classics in a cute little neighborhood joint will start your day off on the right foot.
Post-breakfast, we headed down to the very picturesque waterfront and took the Hy-Line Hyannis Harbor Cruise, which lasted about an hour and gave us a nice tour of the area, including the Kennedy Compound. We may have been the only people on the boat under sixty, but I always love a boat ride.
Also down by the docks, there are tons of art spaces to wander around and through, including the Artists' Shanties right outside the harbor. Added bonus: free music! The area bills itself as the HyArts District, and the outdoor music events throughout the season seem pretty cool. We also stopped by Gallery Artrio and snagged a couple of cute prints.
Then it was a quick walk to the JFK Memorial, which was peaceful and lovely to stroll through and has some really stunning views of the water.
So long, Cape Cod. Hope to see you next summer.