Cape Cod Journals

Winter Getaway in Cape Cod

A January 2003 trip to Cape Cod by bmesser

Cape Cod National Seashore Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: A short visit to the Cape in winter. Cold but the scenery is still beautiful. Winter is a great time to scope out the area before peak season traffic hits.

Winter Getaway in Cape Cod


Pilgrim Monument Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Sightseeing, shopping, tennis and the indoor pool. We enjoyed the peace and quiet while taking in the various ocean views. There are a number of hiking trails available too. We made notes of the places we wanted to return to in the warmer weather. Now we won't waste time in the car driving to places we could have skipped. Peak time in the Cape has to be well planned due to the traffic. Southcape Resort was a great place to stay. Centrally located but off the main drive. The view of the woods revealed by the sliders to the back deck made us feel secluded. This would be a great place for sunbathing. Just not in January!Quick Tips: Winter is a great time to scope out...Read More

Southcape Resort and Club

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Southcape Resort and Club Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Best Things Nearby:Close to Falmouth and Woods Hole. Access to South Cape Beach, a National Beach.Best Things About the Resort:Very spacious townhouse, two bedrooms, two baths. Full kitchen. Jacuzzi in master bath. Deck facing woods off the living room. Indoor/outdoor pools and tennis courts.Resort Experience:The units were very spacious. The kitchen was a full kitchen with a breakfast bar plus a separate dining area and large living room with TV and cable. There was a TV in the master bedroom, but not in the second bedroom, although there was a cable connection. We fully enjoyed the jacuzzi in the master bath. Although it was a single (maybe ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2003

Southcape Resort and Club
950 Falmouth Road
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
(508) 477-4700

When we learned that the seafood restaurant we were looking for was closed during the week, we decided to try take-out at the local fish market. They had a varied menu of take-out or fresh seafood, and we opted for fried scallops and clam chowder. The scallops were the best we have had in a long time--reminiscent of the seafood we ate when we lived in Maine. The chowder was also very good. The service was fast and very friendly. We will definitely make a return trip here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 2, 2003

Falmouth Fish Market
157 Teaticket Highway (Rt 28)
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 02536
(508) 540-0045

Dino's Sports Bar

Restaurant | "Dino's Sports Bar (pizza)"

Dino's pizza came highly recommended from local Girl Scouts, but we weren't too impressed. They have a separate restaurant from the bar for family dining or you can take out. My husband and I ate pizza and my daughter had spaghetti with sauce. None of us felt it was worth returning to.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 2, 2003

Dino's Sports Bar
401 Nathan Ellis Hwy
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 02649
(508) 539-2627

Cape Cod National Seashore Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Being winter, our primary goal was to view the lighthouse. This was very accessible and easy to find from directions we got off the internet Cape Cod before our trip.

At Christmas time they hang a large wreath on the lighthouse. A short walk from Nauset Light are the Three Sisters Lighthouses which were replaced by Nauset Light using one of the lenses from the Three Sisters.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 2, 2003

Cape Cod National Seashore
Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667
+1 508 349 3785

Lighthouse Hunting


Chatham Light Photo, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
I love lighthouses, and there are approximately 13 lighthouses on the Cape. Being winter, there was not a lot of traffic compared to peak season, so we were able to hit quite a few in one day. We started in Chatham with Chatham Light off Route 28, next we followed Route 6 towards Provincetown and saw Nauset Light in Eashtam (see my Cape Cod National Sea Shore entry) and Cape Cod Light in Truro, also known as the Highland Light. There is also a lighthouse in Provincetown, but we were running out of time and didn't look for that one. There is a monument at the Cape Cod Light in memory of the steamer Portland that sank seven miles from shore on November 27, 1898. None of the 176 passen...Read More