Posts in Cape Cod

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 […]

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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