Guide to Cape Cod 1.0
Cape Cod has been on our bucket list for awhile so I am so thankful we were able to make it work this summer. We spent a little less than 5 days in the Cape and packed in a lot of fun in a short amount of time. I'll be sharing our itinerary and favorite stops, along with a few tips and tricks!
Day 1 - Travel Day
Allegiant has a direct flight from Knoxville to Boston. We left Knox at 6am and touched down in Boston a little before 8am. Having a full day of fun when flying is my favorite so I don't mind an early flight. We rented a car for our time which was a very simple process after we left our terminal. Remember, we only do carry-on so less time waiting for bags and more time for adventure.
We set out for coffee and while I'm a Starbucks lover, I really wanted to try a local place that had some charm. I found Tatte and we set out to find what was literally the best latte I have ever had in my life. I got an oat milk latte with one pump of caramel sauce and y'all - I savored every drop. Babes got an egg breakfast sandwich and said it was amazing. The place was full of elegance and deliciousness!
We took our breakfast and coffee and walked over to Pier 4 where there's a large greenspace perfect for walking or watching the fancy boats.
Babes is a huge baseball fan (have I mentioned he used to be a baseball player... helllooooo ::insert heart eyeball emoji::) and wanted to drive by Fenway Park. They offer tours every hour on the hour so I convinced him it would be super fun to snag a couple tickets and spend an hour at Fenway. Such a great decision! The weather was perfect that morning and the tour was rich in history and some humor, too.
One of my favorite parts of the tour was sitting in the original grandstand blue, wooden seats from the 1930s - they're the only wooden seats left in any baseball stadium.
We got to go up and sit on the "Green Monstah" - what an experience. The tour is a little over an hour and run every hour on the hour. Adult tickets are $21 and children are $15. It's worth the money to experience a bit of history.
After our Fenway adventure, we headed on to Hyannis Port where we planned to stop for lunch. After a little less than a 2 hour drive, we stopped at Palio Pizzeria right on Main Street.
Their pizzas are made with fresh ingredients (they had a delicious GF option!) and even their own homemade wine. The weather was perfect and we loved sitting on the patio and people watching.
Main Street is lined with rows of coffee shops, eateries, gift shops, and art galleries. After lunch we walked around and took in the idyllic scenery.
Hyannis may be best known for the Kennedy connection and is home to the JFK Museum. If you're feeling adventurous, you can visit Martha's Vineyard but it's a bit of a trek. We had talked about making the plans to do it, but decided on this trip we would pass. You can get to MV's two ways: plane or ferry. A flight is v expensive while a ferry is definitely more affordable (less than $20) if you don't bring a car. If you want to ferry your vehicle, it's a little less than $200. We were ready to get to our finally stop so we headed on to Provincetown (known as ptown)
From Hyannis, Ptown is a little over an hour. All in all, Boston to Ptown is around 2 hours, 45 minutes so if you are driving it definitely pays to stop along the way, have breakfast/lunch and enjoy the drive. We didn't want to rush so the early flight and pit stops made for the perfect first day.
We finally arrived in Provincetown and settled into the cutest inn on the Cape, Salt House Inn. Nestled back off the road in sweeping trees and fairy lights, it was a welcome sight after our drive. They had champagne waiting for us in our room on arrival which was an added bonus!
For dinner, we headed to Mac's Seafood for gluten free clam chowder for me and a lobster roll for Babe (which was also gluten free so I tried and gosh it was so delicious) - we split oysters and it was just such a great first night dinner.
I'll be sharing the rest of my guide next week - all the best places in PTown plus the best beaches and surrounding small towns!