HURRICANE Grandma(88) and I (her daughter)are considering visting the Cape for a few days after New Years,We basically love nature,looove family or cozy restaurants with homemade food made with love e.g we love fish, home made soup and we are looking for a place to stay where its informal, very clean, quiet and the hosts are just nice decent people.Is this realistic or is it too cold and nothing much to do..... we are not really shoppers unless an interesting local artisan. Any ideas?
there are a lot of really cozy cozy restaurants in p-town and along the way to p-town as far as visiting the National Seashore it maybe really cold in January I'm from Florida so to me it would be freezing as far as the hotel there's some cute little places in P town if I had to stay on the cape that's probably where I would stay either that or Hyannis
To be very honest with you most things in this area are pretty much closed during this time of year, opening up basically from “MEMORIAL DAY until COLUMBUS DAY”, in October. The best time to go, more relaxed, not busy but things are pretty much open are from June 1st until end of June( kids still in school so not many on vacation). This part of the Cape is less “crazy w/ traffic” than high season, too! Traffic is a real problem in Hyannis area, during high season and traffic pretty much clogs Rt 6 and Rt 6A and Rt 128 “all during high season!” If you go during “low season “though, then thing Hyannis area or out on P’town is where things remain open pretty much year round and you can drive to the National Seashore! You will find people walking the beaches and roads all seasons of the year, it is so beautiful here! Where should you stay? Off season I would suggest “THE DOUBLETREE” in Hyannis! It is a lovely hotel w/ excellent inclusive breakfast or Hampton Inn w/ same attributes! You can also just drive out to P’town( Goggle B& B’s) and find lovely places to stay, there as well! I would suggest Hyannis though because closer to everything & more centrally located! Have fun! I guarantee you will have a lovely time any season of the year, that you go!
The National Seashore in the "off" season in my opinion is the best time to go! It's quiet and peaceful. You can enjoy the serenity of the beaches with few or no people on them. A lot of places do close down in the "off" season. We have stayed many times in West Yarmouth at a "chain" hotel and they are always very welcoming. There are a couple of great places to eat that are open all year long right on Rt 28 in West Yarmouth. One is "pub" that has great seafood and the other is an "Irish" place that is excellent for breakfast and lunch.
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