Posts in Cape Cod

Take a Stroll on These Cape Holiday Traditions

  After a pandemic-muted 2020 that saw the cancellation of so many traditional events, Christmas on Cape Cod is making a comeback this year. Christmas strolls, caroling, festive harbor lights and holiday fairs have returned, bringing residents and visitors together to celebrate.   One of the most important events takes place on Nov. 27 with […]
  • November 18th, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Cape Cod Casual: Exceptional Food Without the Attitude

“Cape Cod casual” typically denotes a style of dress, one which relies on Lilly Pulitzer, linen shirts, navy blazers and perhaps a sweater foolishly tied around your neck. When it comes to restaurants, Cape Cod casual means exquisite food and service, where you won’t be subject to scorn if you put your elbows on the […]
  • October 14th, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Make a Day on Historic Route 6A

  Many people who live on Cape Cod year-round will tell you that fall is the best time to visit. The hustle and bustle of summer is gone, as is the traffic, and the air is cool and crisp. Although the pace of the Cape slows down in fall, it is a wonderful time to […]
  • September 17th, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Don’t Miss Visiting a Classic Cape Clam Shack

A Cape Cod vacation is not complete without a visit to a classic clam shack. Think of tender fried clams, scallops or oysters, a buttered hot dog bun filled with lobster, a platter of fish and chips, or perhaps succulent raw littleneck clams and local oysters.   It’s all here, within a short drive of […]
  • August 19th, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Keeping It Kid-Friendly

  Heading out for dinner with the kids during your Cape Cod vacation? You’ll find a number of nearby options that will offer great food in casual surroundings, where no one will look at you sideways if the little ones act up a bit.   The Harwich area is home to kid-friendly restaurants that will […]
  • July 29th, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Summer 2021: What’s Back

  After a year of social distancing and self-imposed isolation due to a pandemic that forced the cancelation of many of our most cherished events, Cape Cod is springing back to life in the summer of 2021 with the return of entertainment activities that will, hopefully, help erase the memory COVID-19. In and around Harwich, […]
  • June 24th, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Date-Night-Worthy Romantic Dinners

A casual meal can be fun, but a romantic dinner with your significant other? Now that’s a special occasion. You don’t have to travel far from the Seadar Inn in search of fine dining on Cape Cod. There are numerous “date night-worthy” spots where you can dress up a little, without the requirement of a […]
  • May 27th, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Tasty Treats for the Beach

A day at the beach would not be quite the same without a tasty lunch. Whether you’re heading to a beach in Harwich Port or farther down Cape to the National Seashore in Orleans, Eastham, Truro or Provincetown, there’s a unique sandwich shop nearby that will make your sun-splashed day complete. Here are our five […]
  • April 22nd, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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What’s So Special About Bank Street Beach?

What’s so special about Bank Street Beach in Harwich Port? We’re so glad you asked! Okay, maybe you didn’t exactly ask, but we’re still going to tell you. Warm Water: Gentle Surf Because of its geographic makeup, Cape Cod has three distinct types of beaches. “Ocean beaches” are those along the east-facing coast, many of […]
  • March 19th, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Cautious Optimism: Why Cape Cod is Perfect for Your 2021 Vacation

In June of 2020, when Governor Baker allowed hotels and restaurants to reopen, hoteliers and restaurateurs were unsure how “the season” would play out. Because Cape Cod is located so close to many major metropolitan areas, and because we are known for outdoor activities, we were fortunate to have a robust summer season here. So […]
  • March 4th, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Great Year-Round Shopping on Cape Cod

It’s a new year, yet we’re still mired in pandemic-induced weirdness. With vaccines now being distributed, we have hope, and we really hope the upcoming summer season on the Cape is a great one. We’re of a glass-half-full frame of mind, so we’ve tried to find the good that has come out of what has […]
  • January 6th, 2021 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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COVID-Safe Holiday Activities on Cape Cod

 There’s no doubt the holiday season is looking a bit different this year. Fortunately, you and your family can still embrace beloved traditions with seasonal, COVID-safe activities and events all over the Cape. Here are a few ideas for making the season merry and bright, safely: Gardens Aglow: This annual celebration is held at Heritage […]
  • December 3rd, 2020 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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On Course: Golfing Around the Cape

It’s often been said that as long as the ground remains free of snow, Cape Cod’s golf courses will remain open. Fall is a great time to hit the links. With a windbreaker or a fleece jacket, not even cooler temperatures will stop golfers from patrolling the fairways, especially this year, when the COVID-19 pandemic […]
  • October 30th, 2020 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Feather Your Nest in Style: Cape Cod Home Décor Shops

With its wide-open spaces and abundant natural beauty, Cape Cod is proving to be a near-perfect place for vacation in the summer of 2020. Well, as “near-perfect” as one could hope for during the current unprecedented situation. The one certainty that nearly all of us are experiencing in “these uncertain times” (yes, we’re tired of […]
  • July 29th, 2020 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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A Virtual Playground of Fun

As the world shuts down, many, many organizations have opened up…virtually, that is. On both a regional and national level, there are all sorts of entertaining diversions you can turn to without ever getting out of your PJs. For a little listening music while you read, click here to hear Berklee students’ incredibly moving rendition […]
  • March 25th, 2020 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Celebrate 400 Years of History in Plymouth

We realize that it might feel counter-productive once you’re made it to Cape Cod to head back over the Sagamore Bridge before your getaway is over. But a visit to Plymouth, which is only about a 30-minute drive, is well worth to effort for anyone who wants to soak in our nation’s history. This year […]
  • January 22nd, 2020 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Splurge-Worthy Excursions on Cape Cod

We all need to pamper ourselves once in a while. It’s fine to be budget-conscious most of the year, but every so often, it’s good for the soul to give common sense time off, especially when we’re on vacation. As Miles Dalby said to Joel Goodson in Risky Business, “Sometimes you gotta say ‘What the […]
  • December 11th, 2019 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Rooms That Suit Your Needs

Slipping away for that long-awaited romantic weekend? Escaping with a sizeable group of family or friends? Traveling as a small family and want to be together in the same room? Whatever your dynamics or demographics, the Seadar Inn by the Sea has a room to accommodate you. All our rooms are well appointed, each with […]
  • November 13th, 2019 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Splurge-Worthy Things to Do on Cape Cod

Fall means many things. The changing colors of the leaves, comfortable sweaters, logs on the fireplace, and for parents, much-needed peace and quiet. With the kids back in school, fall can be couples time, when romance can take center stage for frazzled parents who spent the summer doing laundry and chauffeuring the kids here, there […]
  • September 10th, 2019 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Wellfleet: Lively and Eclectic All Year Long

Thinking of a taking a day trip without venturing too far afield? Wellfleet is one of Cape Cod’s most eclectic towns, with a thriving artist community, National Seashore beaches, scenic walking trails, oceanside restaurants and historic houses. Although some locations close after Labor Day, many attractions and restaurants continue into the fall and even throughout […]
  • August 7th, 2019 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Instagram-Worthy Spots on Cape Cod

From the moment you cross the Sagamore or Bourne bridges until you reach the tip of Provincetown, Cape Cod offers a multitude of opportunities to test your mettle as a photographer and capture Instagram-worthy images that will forever serve as a reminder of your visit to this special peninsula. With that in mind, here are […]
  • July 17th, 2019 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Day Tripping to Martha’s Vineyard

Once the summer season kicks into high gear, we’re all work and no play, so we always try to take a day that’s all play and no work sometime beforehand. This year we decided on Martha’s Vineyard, and we’re so glad we did. A midmorning Hy-Line ferry out of Hyannis Harbor got us into the […]
  • May 30th, 2019 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Cape Cod Crowd Control: An Actual Cape Codder Weighs In

With miles of sandy beaches, a plethora of great restaurants, and endless possibilities of fun things to do, Cape Cod is a summer vacation paradise, which means things can get a little crowded here in July and August. As someone who has lived on the Cape year-round for more than 30 years, I’m often asked […]
  • March 29th, 2019 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Comfort Food on Cape Cod

When staying at the Seadar Inn, you won’t need to travel far to enjoy some comfort food while catching a sporting event and rubbing elbows with locals in a relaxed setting. There are numerous nearby pubs, where the atmosphere is casual and the conversation is usually lively, that feature mouth-watering burgers, savory chowders, crispy fries and, […]
  • February 27th, 2019 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Historical, Charming, Occasionally Creepy Barnstable Village

There are few more historical, quaint, and, at times, spooky destinations on Cape Cod than Barnstable Village. The village is a short drive from the Seadar Inn along scenic Route 6A, also known as the Old King’s Highway, but the journey will take you back in time, where you can visit a courthouse in which […]
  • January 30th, 2019 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Newport, RI: Day Trip Back to the Gilded Age

It might be difficult to leave the Cape once you’re ensconced at the Seadar Inn, but if you’re looking for a day trip over the bridges, while still being on the water in a beautiful seaside community, the 90-minute drive to Newport, Rhode Island is as good as it gets. Museums, mansions and music. It’s […]
  • November 27th, 2018 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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A Fall Weekend on Cape Cod

  The end of summer should not remove Cape Cod from your travel itinerary. Fall is an especially dazzling time of year on the Cape, with crisp cool air, low humidity, less crowded beaches and water warm enough to still take a swim.   You won’t have any trouble filling up a weekend with activities […]
  • August 22nd, 2018 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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A Day in the Life Along Historic Route 6A

There are few rides that are more peaceful, historic and intriguing than the stretch of Route 6A that winds its way along the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod. You’ll pass through some of the oldest villages in America on a tree-shaded road that includes historic homes and churches, antique shops, art galleries, museums, […]
  • June 14th, 2018 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Day-Tripping to Nantucket

It’s not necessary to own a multimillion-dollar mansion or have a large enough bankroll to book a vacation home to enjoy Nantucket. All the pleasures of the island that’s called the “Grey Lady” can be enjoyed without taking out a second mortgage. The answer: Day-tripping. For guests at the Seadar Inn, the journey to Nantucket […]
  • April 19th, 2018 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Things to Do on Cape Cod in Spring

When people think of Cape Cod, they usually think of summer. Lazy days lounging on the beach. Saltwater taffy and fried clams. Golfing and fishing. But spring is a wonderful time to visit. You probably won’t be dipping your toes into the ocean, but the traffic is minimal, the off-season rates for lodging and golf […]
  • March 22nd, 2018 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Cape Cod Boat Excursions

It goes without saying that any visit to Cape Cod will probably include some sort of water activity. It should also come as little surprise that the Cape offers a wide variety of family-friendly boating excursions, from fishing cruises and educational tours to sunset, sightseeing and even a cruise where you get to make your […]
  • January 23rd, 2018 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Waterfront Restaurants on Cape Cod

It should come as no surprise that Cape Cod offers a number of casual and romantic waterfront dining experiences that feature spectacular views and sunsets, along with the freshest seafood and fish, premium steaks, burgers and, of course, fried clams. Best of all, you won’t need to travel far from your base at the Seadar […]
  • December 15th, 2017 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Christmas on Cape Cod: Holiday Happenings

While Cape Cod summers are always memorable, there’s still plenty to do on the Cape during the colder months. If you’ll be visiting the Cape over the holiday season, you’ll find no shortage of exciting activities. Several Cape Cod villages put on festive Christmas strolls, complete with Main Streets decorated for the season and plenty […]
  • November 27th, 2017 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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No Shortage of Attractions on Cape Cod in the Fall

Fall can be the best time to visit Cape Cod. The traffic is gone, the lodging rates have decreased by a substantial amount, parking is readily available, and the weather is cool and spectacular. Although the Cape quiets down, that doesn’t mean you must resign yourself to hours of reading or taking long walks on […]
  • September 28th, 2017 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Cape Cod Baseball League: Pure Americana, and it’s free!

Is anything of value free anymore? For those of us of a certain age, we remember a time when watching television didn’t cost a dime and you drank water from the tap instead of from bottles. Now, you can’t even put air in your tires without digging into your wallet. But the Cape Cod Baseball […]
  • June 26th, 2017 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Walk on the Wine Side

No need to travel beyond Cape Cod to find homegrown grapes of the Gods. Oenophiles probably don’t think of Cape Cod as a wine destination. But connoisseurs of the grape might be slightly shocked to learn that there are three Cape Cod wineries, and all are within convenient driving distance of the Seader Inn. In […]
  • March 24th, 2017 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Cape Cod’s Craft Beer Craze

Part of the allure of Cape Cod is that change comes slowly to our beloved sandbar; you can still find a good cup of chowder at virtually every restaurant and a proper clam shack in nearly every town. So you may think that the craft beer craze is years away from gaining any traction on […]
  • March 2nd, 2017 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Living la Vida “Local”

Cape Cod is a different animal during the winter. The traffic is gone, beach parking is free and readily available and there are many peaceful spots for reflection and relaxation. But even though much of the Cape quiets down when the calendar flips to January, that doesn’t mean visitors must resign themselves to hours of […]
  • January 23rd, 2017 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Cape Cod Kayaking is a Paddler’s Nirvana

A lot of families start making summer vacation plans when they’re all gathered together over the holidays. If your family includes kayakers, plan on coming to Cape Cod.  With protected ocean routes on both Vineyard Sound and Cape Cod Bay, and innumerable rivers, marshes and ponds, you could spend an entire summer kayaking here and […]
  • December 22nd, 2016 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Day Tripping: Charming Chatham (Part II)

With its postcard-perfect beauty and endless array of world-class dining, lodging and shopping, Chatham, Massachusetts has earned a reputation for being the very embodiment of the quintessential Cape Cod village. It’s just a 10-minute drive from Seadar Inn by the Sea, so a daytrip – or even a ‘half-daytrip’ – is very doable when you’re […]
  • November 17th, 2016 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Day Tripping: Charming Chatham (Part I)

Although we’re huge fans of Harwich Port, our hometown, we also think nearby Chatham, Massachusetts is pretty special too. Since it’s just a few miles away from the Seadar Inn, why not take a quick daytrip and check out this charming little seaside village? There are so many things to do in Chatham that we’ve […]
  • October 20th, 2016 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Cape Cod Lighthouses: An Enduring Symbol of Safety

With even the most basic ocean-going boats now having onboard radar, the practical purposes of many of the lighthouses on Cape Cod is waning yet millions of dollars have been spent moving the lighthouses of Cape Cod, and Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, inland away from our eroding shores. We’re not sure if it’s the history […]
  • September 20th, 2016 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Oh, For the Love of Golf

If you’ve got golf on the brain, you’re going to fall in love with ‘old Cape Cod,’ where you’ll find many of the best golf courses on Cape Cod are located within minutes of Seadar Inn. Closest to the inn, just a mile away, is the Harwich Port Golf Club which bills itself as a […]
  • August 29th, 2016 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Biking the Trails of Cape Cod

Whether you have a variety of tots and tykes in tow or you’re seriously considering competing in the next Tour de France, you’ll find a biker’s paradise on Cape Cod. Since the opening of the Cape Cod Rail Trail in 1976, Cape Cod has been at the forefront of creating safe bike routes which are […]
  • July 19th, 2016 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Whales, Seals & Sharks: You’ve Got to See It to Believe It!

When you’re deciding what to do on your Cape Cod vacation, make a smart decision and opt for whale watching or seal watching. And in case you haven’t heard – it has actually made national news…many times – there are sharks in the waters off Cape Cod which means that shark watching is also now […]
  • June 14th, 2016 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Striped Bass Fishing on Cape Cod

Is spending quality time with your family your idea of a great Cape Cod vacation? Do you have someone in the family who has an unfulfilled hunter-gatherer need? Do you absolutely love the ocean? Or seafood? If you answered “yes” to any – or all – of the above, put a striped bass charter fishing […]
  • May 12th, 2016 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Where is Cape Cod?

As far as we’re concerned, Cape Cod is as close to paradise as you’ll ever get, but it’s quite possible we’re slightly biased. And while we may think ‘Everyone knows where Cape Cod is!’ that’s not necessarily true. There are two ways to approach the very simple question of ‘Where is Cape Cod?’ – from […]
  • April 7th, 2016 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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What is the Best Time to Visit Cape Cod?

It’s a question we’re often asked at Seadar Inn by the Sea and, really, the answer depends on your idea of the perfect Cape Cod vacation. Our Cape Cod beach hotel is open from late April through late October, so naturally we’re partial to spring, summer and fall! But this isn’t about us. It’s about […]
  • March 3rd, 2016 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Day Tripping: Provincetown

Located about an hour from Seadar Inn by the Sea, Provincetown is a bastion of beautiful beaches, colorful people, and shopping and dining. If you’ll be on Cape Cod for a few days, plan on spending one of them in this world-famous art colony. What to Do: Whale Watching: Provincetown is the whale watching capitol […]
  • December 7th, 2015 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Would You Like to Go for a Walk?

Because the water surrounding Cape Cod stays fairly warm well into the fall, late autumn days tend to be a tad toastier here than in other parts of Massachusetts and southern New England. With sunny days often well above 50 degrees, it’s a great time to get outside and take advantage of some of the […]
  • November 17th, 2015 by Seadar Inn
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Within Walking Distance: 5 Exceptional Eateries

Whether it’s to savor the setting sun and a little people watching, or because you’d like to enjoy an adult beverage or two, being able to walk to a great selection of restaurants while you’re vacationing on Cape Cod is just one of the benefits of staying at the Seadar Inn by the Sea. As […]
  • November 17th, 2015 by Seadar Inn
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