Posts in Things to do on Cape Cod

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 […]

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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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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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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Things to Do on Cape Cod in the Fall: Explore Hyannis Harbor

With continued concerns about COVID-19, boating was especially popular on Cape Cod this summer. Given that social distancing is pretty much built into boating, this wasn’t surprising. What is surprising is that All Cape Boat Rentals on Hyannis Harbor operates well into November, even later if they’re still getting calls. We know that a great […]
  • September 30th, 2020 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Picture-Perfect Picnic Places on Cape Cod

With concerns about coronavirus continuing, many of our guests are looking for a different kind of Cape Cod vacation, one that includes less time spent among crowds. Last month we shared suggestions on nearby restaurants that offer outdoor dining. Since then, Massachusetts has entered Part II of Phase II in its reopening plan, which means […]
  • June 26th, 2020 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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The Road Less Traveled: Quiet Cape Cod Trails

  As of this writing, in late April, social distancing guidelines are still in effect in Massachusetts. For those who are making an effort to exercise, beaches and bike trails beckon. Yet on a sunny day, the nearby Cape Cod Rail Trail is being well utilized, so much so that staying six feet away from […]
  • April 24th, 2020 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Spring is Festival Season on Cape Cod

  There’s little doubt that summer is prime season on Cape Cod. But there are plenty of reasons to visit in spring, when the crocuses, tulips and daffodils are blooming, many restaurants offer prix fixe menus and half-price appetizers, and there are festivals galore from Bourne to Provincetown. We also offer a great deal at […]
  • February 26th, 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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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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Cape Cod is a Craft Beer Lover’s Ultimate Destination

Cape Cod has become a destination for craft beer lovers in recent years, as we detailed in a post back in March 2017. In addition to the breweries we talked about that continue evolving, such as Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis and Devil’s Purse Brewing Company in South Dennis, the craft beer scene has seen […]
  • December 31st, 2018 by Jennifer Kain DeFoe
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Finding Family Time: Things to Do with Kids on Cape Cod

A Cape Cod family getaway wouldn’t be much of a vacation without ample activities for the kids. When staying at the Seadar Inn, there are numerous nearby family friendly attractions that will keep everyone entertained, even mom and dad. Whether it’s a leisurely round of mini golf, a fishing excursion, a visit to an inflatable […]
  • October 30th, 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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Going Up? Take to Higher Ground for Great Views of Cape Cod

There are some wonderful ways to take in dazzling panoramic views of Cape Cod that will allow you to see from one end of the peninsula to the other. Here are five of the best. 1.      Pamet Area Trails: OK, so you’re saying, excuse me, a walking trail? That’s right. This trail, located in Truro just […]
  • May 15th, 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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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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