After visiting Washington, D.C. and Boston; relaxation was my number one priority when we reached Cape Cod. To accomplish this, I booked us a private cottage that overlooked the Atlantic. Our stay at Chatham Bars Inn was luxurious, relaxing, and provided the quintessential New England vibe I had wanted to experience.
My second priority while in the Cape was to enjoy fresh seafood. I did just that. Lobster became my go-to grub and I enjoyed ever single bite from my 2 pounders I’d order. Here’s an insider’s tip: want to feel like a local and save $$$ like a local, order your lobster dinner at the local fish market where they will prep and cook the lobster for you. Then take it home to enjoy in the comforts of your hotel.
Having never been to Cape Cod before, it turned out to be the exact trip I had hoped for. We cycled through our routine of walking the beach, horsing around the croquet court (which conveniently was located in front of our cottage), window shopped Chatham’s quaint main street, snapped a few pictures in front of some iconic lighthouses, and even took a trip to the Cape Cod potato chip factory.
Granted I had hoped to test out my newly certified sailors license, but the lack of fair winds made it impossible to do. Oh well. Looks like I’ll just have to keep “sailing the Atlantic” on my bucket list for a little bit longer. But I’m not complaining, all the more reason to plan a return trip to the Cape. 😉