A long weekend spent exploring Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Kennebunkport!
The first stop was in Kennebunkport on our way out of Maine Friday evening. I had a photo session with a couple that was celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary with their new baby. We did the session at The Nonantum Resort, where they got married – you can take a peek at that here.
Before the session, I walked around town a bit, drove through some neighborhoods to admire all of the beautiful homes, and stopped along the way at the George H.W. Bush memorial, and walked along the rocks and beach.
After the session, I was southbound again to make it to Cape Cod for the weekend!
Day One: Started with breakfast at The Original Gourmet Brunch, which was right down the road from the Hyannis Inn, where we were staying. I started with the fried french toast bites, and they were AMAZING, def need to try these. My caffeinated hot chocolate and hearty omelet was great fuel for working a wedding that day.
After the wedding, we stayed in downtown Hyannis for the evening because I was too tired to venture off elsewhere. Started with an early dinner and delicious cocktails at Torino. Afterwards, we walked around downtown to check out all of the shops and strolled past the marina. Finished the evening with dessert on the patio at Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries.
Day Two: I was hoping for a beach day, but I ended up wanting to do more exploring. We ventured all the way down the Cape, stopping in a couple different places along the way. We walked around Downtown Chattham and checked out the fishing pier there.
From there, we went to the lighthouse that is on the bag of Cape Cod Chips (my fav). It’s called Nauset Lighthouse in Eastham. It is such a beautiful lighthouse! This would have been the perfect spot to lay out on the beach at the National Seashore, but I wanted to get going further down the Cape. How beautiful is that shoreline though?!
That afternoon, we made it to Provincetown and it was time to eat! I was dying to eat on the water. So I found one of the few places there, and they squeezed us in on the bar deck railing at Pepe’s Wharf and it was perfect! There was such a nice breeze and pretty view of the water. I enjoyed a frozen vodka lemonade and some fried seafood. We shared fried shrimp and a haddock sandwich that was quite yum!
After lunch, I walked around Ptown, checking out the colorful shops and quirky art along the streets!
Clouds and rain showers started rolling in that afternoon so we weren’t able to catch the sunset, but we still drove out to the very tip just to have a look, then headed back to Hyannis for the evening. That evening we needed a little snack so we shared some delicious mussels from Fresh Ketch and went back to Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries for dessert that we took back to the hotel to eat in bed and pack up for an early morning departure!
Day Three: Martha’s Vineyard! Woke up early to catch a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard for the day. We chose the Steamship Authority ferry departing from Falmouth because there were more times, it was cheaper, and it was towards our way back home. There’s a couple of different ferry options to choose from for Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, so be sure to check those out online in advance and figure out which works best for you!
Upon arriving there, we rented bikes from Anderson’s Bike Rentals in Oak Bluffs and they gave us great directions / recommendations on how to spend the day! We biked into Edgartown with beautiful ocean views along the way.
Once we arrived there, we were on a quest to find a lighthouse and this one did not disappoint. It was a short sandy walk through tall grass and rose bushes!
After seeing the lighthouse and biking through some neighborhoods, we went into town and had lunch outside at The Seafood Shanty. We each had clam chowder and shared a captain’s platter with fried haddock, shrimp, and clams. It was all so delicious!!
On our way back into Oak Bluffs, before dropping off our bikes and getting back on the ferry, we stopped to check out the gingerbread houses! So cute and colorful!
It was such a great weekend exploring all of the different little towns and eating yummy foods! So thankful my job presents me with opportunities like this to be able to travel and explore new areas for work. Can’t wait to visit here again!
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Emily Brianne • May 10, 2022