I hope you all had a great fourth of July! We were at the Cape for part of the week, and it was gorgeous.
Today, I am sharing with you all things Chatham, Cape Cod. I have been going to the Cape for four summers now so in my travels over the years I have been to a lot of the great restaurants, shops, and done a lot of the fun activities that are around to do. Not to mention the views of the ocean, the stunning colorful hydrangeas, and the smell of the ocean always lingering around you.
Just to give you an idea of the pretty sights and sounds:) Can you handle the amount of character on each of these houses below?
Let’s begin with where to stay when you are on the Cape. Luckily, my future in-laws have a home about 10 mins from the center of Chatham so it is very close to all of the main attractions, and restaurants. For those of you looking for somewhere to stay their are so many options. I do suggest you book well in advance if you are looking to stay for a week plus, only because rooms and vacancies book very quick.
Below, are a list of places to stay while you are visiting. The great thing about Chatham and East Harwich is that they are both located mid Cape, so the beaches are great and the food is delicious.
- Chatham Motel ($Inexpensive, and centralized location)
- Pleasant Bay Village ($$Mid Range)
- Captain’s House Inn ($$$Mid Range)
- Chatham Bars Inn ($$$$Pricier side)
Let’s move on to my personal favorites eating/drinking & shopping. I compiled a list of some of the stores I like to frequent each time I visit. Some of my personal favorites I have starred for you. All of them truly are worth checking out. The great thing about Cape Cod is it has such quaint charm, timeless beauty, and character.
Impudent Oyster: This restaurant is great, the food is delicious and the menu selection has quite the variety. The neat thing about this restaurant is it was a former church! The menu is on the higher side, but I promise it is worth every bite.
Chatham Squire: If you are looking for a fun bar to hang out with friends, this is the place to be. From the different license plates on the ceiling, and walls, to the game room they have toward the back this is the place for you. They have a full menu and they also have a bar side as well as a restaurant side to choose from, this surely is where all of the local Chatham peeps hang:)
Blue Fins Sushi & Sake Bar: Sushi is great here and so is the atmosphere. They also, have a great drink selection to choose from!
Chatham Raw Bar (Bistro on Main): Andy and I LOVE it here! From the amazing wait staff, to the to DIE for oysters you have to check it out here. The oysters they have are so fresh, and they get them fresh each day locally. They have a wide variety of seafood, and other selections to choose from on the menu. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Captains Table: This restaurant is so yummy. It is small and quaint with an outdoor patio, but the food is so darn good. They have awesome sandwiches, and I am obsessed with the tuna melt:)
Buffy’s Icecream: Amazing ice cream & smoothies for all! Also, the door is painted hot pink so you can’t miss it.
Chatham Bars Inn: Want a stunning view of the ocean paired with a delicious cocktail and a yummy bite to eat? THIS is the place to be my friends! Stunning views of the ocean, in a gorgeous setting.
Shopping: Plenty of parking, and pictured upper right is tourist center to get information for what to do in town.
(This is Fatface, the UK clothing store, really cute things for both men & women)
Below are a few of the coffee shops, and stores I LOVE going to while I am on the Cape:
Mayflower Shop, Soft as a Grape, Mahi Gold, Jack Wills, Fatface, Mahigold, Chatham Candy Manor, Chatham Clothing Bar, Jackies, Bella of Cape Cod Monomoy Coffee.
I hope you all enjoyed this blog as much as I did writing it! Cape Cod is truly a beauty and whether you are going for a day trip or a week I promise it will not dissapoint!
Have a blast this weekend, summer in the sun is the best time of year!