Over spring break we decided to take a little trip to ‘The Cape’, just for a couple of days. (The girl’s break was much shorter than normal, so local-ish it was this year!)
New England is definitely one of our favorite places to go for an easy breezy escape! It’s not that far away, but it’s a world away, and sometimes we just crave that simplicity and old charm.
Heres just a bit of where we visited last time, (not my full overall guide)
A must-stop for us anytime we head to this region is to Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria in New Haven, CT. It’s here we get our fill of some New Haven-style pizza, or “apizza”, which is a style of thin-crust, coal-fired Neapolitan pizza made famous in New Haven!
Coming from Philly, this is usually the halfway point for us to most of our favorite destinations in New England, so it’s really the perfect stop to grab a bite. We also sometimes (ok, most of the time) stop on the way back too. Grab one to bring home with you. You’ll be craving it and be sorry you didn’t!
The kiddos love the Margherita pie, hubs favor the clam, and in the summer they have the most incredible fresh chunk tomato pie I’m obsessed with!! Even the biggest cheese lovers won’t miss it on this.
We pair our pizzas with their original recipe white bitch beer that dates back to their beginnings in 1922! If you’re like me and never drink soda, I promise you, this you’re not going to want to miss this one.
When on ‘The Cape’, we like to stay on the bay in Yarmouth. It’s so peaceful, not too far in when we arrive after a lengthier drive and it’s located just around the corner from the ferries to Nantucket!
We had the loveliest stay at the new Cape Sands Inn. The girls loved the indoor and outdoor pools, both with hot tubs. The indoor pool is open late and all year round!
I, however, loved sleeping in the uber comfy bed with plush pillows, enjoying the breeze, bird-chirping, and bay views from our bed!
*Follow them on social media for discounts!
The price was right and breakfast was included!
I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again, one of my favorite things about traveling with the girls and sharing a room is, I get to watch them sleep like I did when they were babies!
A must-see beach is Chatham! Not only is it super clean, there’s free parking, a lighthouse, good shells for digging, lots of sand bars, but there are tons of seals and a pretty cool house made from driftwood, too!
The girls did NOT want to stop playing house!
Do you see all of those seals back there?!
Chatham is a great detour on the way up to P-town…
P-town or Provincetown is definitely worth the trek to the tip. This time on our visit to the colorful neighborhood, we decided to take a highly recommended whale watching cruise that left right from Mac Millan Pier.
It was incredible! We saw tons of humpback whales, dolphins, AND seals! I’ve been on a quite a few dolphins cruise, as our family is anti-captivity but never whales! It was magical!
*Register online with Whale Watch Dolphin Fleet for a cheaper rate and don’t forget sunscreen and layers!
**Please see my Instagram story called ‘Cape’ for all of the videos!!
The most famous restaurant in Provincetown is without a doubt, The Lobster Pot. While anything lobster is definitely going to be what most will order, their sides are still solid options for veg-heads like us. The kiddos love their broccoli gratin and the cocktails are wonderful. The watermelon mojito is my fave!
* Don’t forget to ask for a window seat and Wiki Stix for the kids!
The Provincetown Free Library across the way is one of my favorite libraries ever! The childrens’ section is pretty solid and the best part? There’s a boat inside!! Way cool!
*Head up to the top floor to look down and adjust how massive it is! While you’re up there, take a peek out the window! There’s a sweet view of the ocean up there!
This is a great FREE little stop while in the area.
Wave hello to The Pilgrim Monument too!
We finally stopped at the original Christmas Tree Shop store on this visit. It’s PACKED with locally made goods, such as cranberry chocolate bars, hot sauces, clam chowders, and of course, souvenirs. The girls begged for these sweatshirts!
I think it’s worth a stop whether you’ve never been to one, or even if you’re an avid shopper of the chain, it’s fun to compare! It’s right before the bridge heading out of town. You can’t miss the windmill! ￼￼
We enjoy just wandering ‘The Cape’, seeing all of the lobster traps, buoys, colorful ropes, and cranberry bogs on the side of the road!
On the way home, besides stopping at Frank Pepe’s AGAIN ((covers eyes)), we also paid a visit to The PEZ Factory & Museum, which is also in New Haven, about 15 minutes away!
We all enjoyed this A LOT more than we thought we would! It was neat finding out…
-where it originated (Vienna, Austria)
– where the name came from (The name of the candy originated from the German word for peppermint, which happens to be “pfeffermintz.” Haas took the ‘p,’ ‘e,’ and ‘z’ from the German word to get the candy’s name, PEZ.)
-why it’s shaped like it is (because it started out as a mint for nicotine addicts, so it’s shaped like a lighter!)
The girls had a ball with the scavenger hunt, while I got a kick seeing all of the characters of my youth! There’s even a PEZ themed motorcycle and crystal-encrusted dispensers!
*Entrance fee is minimal and they do give you a credit towards your PEZ purchase, which let’s face it, is inevitable.
**The also give AAA discounts. Happy Travels,
(I will be updating, adding to, and editing this a bit later, so please excuse typos and such. I was up most of the night with my sick puppy. Also, I will be sharing more in my Insta stories! Thanks for stopping by!)