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Visiting various parts of the cape, want suggestions

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Visiting various parts of the cape, want suggestions

Planning a trip memorial day weekend to the cape. Plans call for a night in Falmouth, a day trip to Martha's vineyard, a day and night in provincetown and a daydriving from provincetown to Providence New Hampshire.

I would appreciate suggestions about the following for each location: Locations to eat that have good foot (any type), places for photography purposes (lighthouses, nature) and of course local establishments to visit.

Been reading this forum for little while now and rarely see anyone post about restaraunts and scenic locations for photography purposes.

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1. Re: Visiting various parts of the cape, want suggestions

That's because there are so many places that it is really better to just bring your camera and a few extra memory cards! Also, you will find many places to eat...all within a very short distance. If you have something specific you hope to see or eat let us know and we can make a recommendation. Your trip does sound a bit hectic. You might enjoy it more just going to MV and exploring the Falmouth- Sandwich upper-cape area and leaving the outer cape, Eastham to Provincetown, for an other trip. Or just go to the outer cape and stay there for a couple of nights. Did you mean Providence Rhode Island? Never heard of Providence New Hampshire but perhaps some one else can help you out there.

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2. Re: Visiting various parts of the cape, want suggestions

In agreement with Yellowbird about the wealth of dining options I guess we have to ask you to provide a little more info about what would make you happy.

For example, I could suggest dinner at two terrific spots in Hyannis. One is, I think, the most fun waterfront dining and that's at Baxter's on the harbor. There's two different styles to it. One is sort of picnic style and the other side is a bit more upscale. Folks arrive in cars and in their boats too. Then there's a different type of wonderful restaurant on the other end of the budget range with gourmet offerings for a sophisticated dining experience and that is The Naked Oyster. Instead of beer or soda to accompany your meal you'll enjoy perfect wine pairings and/or martinis.

There are artists and photographers all over the Cape trying to capture the natural beauty. You won't have trouble finding subjects.

If you stick with the suggestion to stay in the Upper Cape area though I suggest that you go into Sandwich and head for Town Neck beach (take 6A to Town Neck Rd.) Then walk from the beach on the boardwalk over the marsh looking east for a beautiful view. If you are in Sandwich and you are hungry between 11AM and 4PM I recommend having your lunch at Dunbar's Tea Room where you can get something light or something hearty, always delicious and, of course wonderful, fresh baked desserts. It is right across the street from the Shawme Duck Pond and the Grist Mill on Water St. in town.

More info on Sandwich: www.capecodcanalchamber.com and you can find a good walking guide map at most shops.

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If you want places to photograph, keep Provincetown on your itinerary. The town itself is very picturesque and is full of interesting characters. Wander around the the side streets and walk out on Macmillan Wharf for great views back at the town and also the fishing boats at the end of the wharf. The National Seashore has great nature photo opportunities and there are a number of parking lots that you can stop at and walk on trails from. The Cape is the only place on the East Coast mainland where you can see a sunset over the ocean. For this, go to Herring Cove beach at dusk. Just before you get to Ptown, there is Cape Cod Light in North Truro. The way to the lighthouse is clearly marked from rte. 6. If you do night photography, you should find the downtown Ptown street scene interesting. Do you mean you are going to Providence RI next? If so, the trip from Ptown to Providence would be about 3 hours.

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4. Re: Visiting various parts of the cape, want suggestions

I did mean Rhode Island. I was reading about NH at the time.

I am going to keep P-Town on the schedule. Would appreciate reading some more about the Vineyard as I don't know much about Martha's vineyard either.

As far as food goes, we just like to enjoy those unique places that every town has where the food is good and locals abound. We live by the "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" type theory when it comes to food.

I need to learn more through this forum about driving from the Martha's Vineyard to P-Town and interesting places to stop along the way so I would appreciate any further thoughts. We enjoy nature's beauty but things that are less touristy.

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5. Re: Visiting various parts of the cape, want suggestions

Can't help you with Martha's Vineyard since I am planning my 2nd visit this June(was there as a kid the summer they filmed jaws). But, I have gotten some great pics of still life on the Cape.

Besides the shots of the beaches through the grasses and lighthouses, I have captured many angles of churches..love the ones in Chatham. All the 100 plus year old gravestones in many towns are another fav. The weathered buildings in Wellfleet are always picture perfect as are any old rowboats/oars dotting the ponds (everywhere). Just have your camera ready to shoot wherever you go!

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6. Re: Visiting various parts of the cape, want suggestions

I think for what you have in mind and for the amount of time you have to spend that you would be happier just staying on the outer cape and skipping MV. The National Seashore has the type of natural beauty you are looking for and is less "touristy". I will assume that you have not made lodging reservations yet...do you know that it might not be possible to find a string of one-night reservations Memorial Day weekend? Also, talk to your inn keeper to find the best local resaurants and scenic locations once yu have decided where to stay.

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