This post is just a little bit late but I wanted it to have a home here on the blog so I could look back on it and for anyone else planning on traveling to the Cape Cod area! On my wedding day I wanted to gift my mom something nice since she helped me with so much of the wedding planning process. Her friend moved to Cape Cod a few years ago and my mom had been talking about visiting for a while. I took a chance and surprised her with plane tickets that I gave her while we were getting ready the morning of my wedding. You can see her reaction in my wedding post- HERE! We spent 6 nights in total and visited the Cape, Sandwich, Nantucket, Chatham, Martha’s Vineyard, and Provincetown.
River saying bye to grandma and mom!
The first night we stayed with my mom’s friend in Sandwich, MA. We ate one of the best lobster rolls here! Funny story- she told us after dinner, she wanted to show us the boardwalk. I was expecting ferris wheels, funnel cakes, and tons of people. When we got to this bridge, she explained this was the boardwalk. Very different than the south, ha! Apparently, during the summer kids will jump off and swim in this area.
Our next day was all about Nantucket. Nantucket is an island on the coast of MA that you take a ferry to get to. It’s extremely expensive to stay on, she we decided to ferry over early in the morning and stay all day into the evening before we returned to Chatham. It’s such a beautiful area.
My favorite part of the whole trip was the Sconset Bluff Walk. This is a footpath in between the sea and the immaculate homes of Sconset. These homes have incredible yards, shaker siding, and are worth millions of millions of dollars. It’s a mile walk basically in their front yards to admire the beauty. I had fun looking each house up on zillow to see what it was worth! Most yards even included a friendly animal or elderly person sitting outside waiting to wave to people passing by.
I felt like I was in a Better Homes and Garden magazine!
We were in town right as hydrangea season was ending, I was so glad we still got to see some. They are HUGE!
This little guy is just living the life!
The town of Nantucket was equally as cute!
We biked to the Brant Point Lighthouse as well which is right near the Nantucket Hotel.
We ended the night watching the sunset eating ice cream!
The next day we spent time exploring the beaches and town of Chatham. Chatham is an upscale town on the Cape known for its many beaches. I felt like every neighborhood we drove through had a beach access.
The next day we drove to the tip of MA to see Provincetown. We ate acai bowls in a cute cafe and walked around people watching.
Our last full day we decided to take a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, another island off the coast of Massachusetts. Martha’s vineyard is also known for the famous movie Jaws and also it’s incredible Gingerbread Cottage Village!
There’s a whole village of houses in Martha’s Vineyard that were built in the 1860’s. Each cottage was painted colorfully and so cute!! You can rent these cottages out as vacation homes. They are designed to look like the Methodist’s camp meeting houses back in the 1800’s. I loved exploring all of the houses in Oak Bluff.
This was such an incredible trip. I’d be happy to answer any questions if you are thinking about traveling here in the near future!