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One Week Stay In Hyannis & Cape Cod

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One Week Stay In Hyannis & Cape Cod

My wife and I are planning a trip to Massachusetts this May and would like some advise and recommendations on places to stay, eat and visit. We are in our 70's and in good health. We like to see and visit older and historic areas of cities and interesting and unique small towns.

We plan to arrive in the Berkshires about the first of May and stay around a week or so. From there we plan to take the northern route to the Pioneer Valley and stay there for another week or so.

From there we plan to go to the central area and Sturbridge area, from there to Cape Cod for another week and finally to Boston. We will be staying north of Boston in Danvers and plan to take the train into Boston and tour Cape May.

I have already sent for and received information from all of the Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureaus. What I am looking for are special places that may not advertise in those type of magazines.

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1. Re: One Week Stay In Hyannis & Cape Cod

You have come to the right place!! I can recommend that you look, not only at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce where the larger places advertise, but also at the local Chamber websites like www.easthamchamber.com and www.wellfleetchamber.com There you will find a different assortment of dining, lodging and "things to do".

My personal favorite is the outer cape, National Seashore from Eastham to Provincetown. We like to stay at the Fort Hill Bed and Breakfast, in Eastham, because it is the only lodging in the National Park, on the ocean side, with gorgeous views of Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic. There are gentle trail surrounding the small inn that allow you, whether you stay at the B+B or not, to experience a real piece of Old Cape Cod. The B+B itself is on the Historic Register and is run by warm, friendly, knowledgeable innkeepers. Check out their rating on TA, Fodor's and Frommer's to see what I mean. They are small and have a regular following, so I would call asap, if you decide to stay there, to ensure you get a suite or cottage.

I'll come back later to tell you about some gems in the center of the state that might interest you.

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Hi there: One of the most unique and interesting towns on Cape Cod is Chatham. It truly captures the essence of Cape Cod...There are lovely inns and hotels close to town and Chatham Bars Inn overlooks the sea.

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Ooops! I just noticed your heading: "One week stay in HYANNIS".

Anyway: You'll enjoy the drive from Hyannis to Chatham and beyond. A drive from Hyannis to Provincetown would be a great way to spend a day and the traffic will be fine this time of year. It's still chilly here, so layers and a windbreaker will serve you well. Have a lovely trip.

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Hi Watchmaker. I know your trip is long and diverse while driving from the Cape to Boston or North here is a stop for you. If you are interested at all in war memorabilia or submarines in general there is a fantastic collection in Fall River MA. Check out Battleship Cove for more info.

http://www.battleshipcove.org/

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