The Cape Cod Spring Break

A pre-season adventure to entertain the children on Spring Break.


Sea Mist Resort

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

Best Things Nearby:
Mashpee Commons Mall.

Best Things About the Resort:
Convenient to most routes.

Resort Experience:
Clean yet still seems in process of adding some units. Too many trees in common area. Mini-golf needs work. Did not have VCR in room - needed to rent it. Candy machine half empty. Very few activities. Paid for pool table use. Maid left envelope for service tip, yet we never saw them.

Sea Mist Resort
Great Neck Road So.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
(508) 477-0549

Oyster's Too

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

This has a quiet, older crowd. There's a Piano bar for entertainment and good food with a slight Italian flare. The wait time was minimal - 30 minutes on prime time Saturday at 7pm.
Oysters Too Restaurant
876 East Falmouth Highway (Route 28)
East Falmouth, Massachusetts, 02536
+1 508 548 9191

Cooke's

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

Upscale fast food wih very tasty presentation of seafood and alchohol available. Good choice if in Mashpee Commons Mall and do not want McDonald's. All fish was fresh and reasonably priced.
Cooke's Seafood
Route 28
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 02653
(508) 255-5518

Herth & Kettle

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

Excellent food and well-prepared with a great wine selection. The lobster bisque was excellent. This is one of several in Cape Cod but is much better than the "99" food served.
Hearth'n Kettle
874 Main Street
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 02540
(508) 548-6111

Member Rating 1 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

Fast food without the logo recognition. Even though there's a wide selection of family meals available, quality was not apparent. Steak tips were tasty yet tough. Ribs were not meaty.

Adventure Islnd

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

Minimum ride amusements. They have bumper boats, mini-golf, bumper cars, mini-bikes, and a slide. This is a cheap way to amuse small children for two or three hours. You get unlimited rides for $11.95. Food needs improvement. Best ride was the go-carts. Great place for Dad to bring kids while Mom is at the shopping malls.
Adventure Isle
Routh 28
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
1-800-53-Karts

Quinnatepac Golf Course

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

Medium challenge with water on many holes. Course in decent shape after bad winter and good for the beginning of the season. The club house is friendly with a limited burger and beer menu.
Quinnatepac Golf Course
off Rt 151
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Woods Hole Aquarium

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

This is small, free, and run by the US government. Hands-on fish touching for small children. Coco the seal, who was rescued from the wild, is the main attraction.

This is a very small town that has Marine Biology headquarters and the Oceanograpic too. Short four mile trip from Falmouth, it's worth the sight of this small town.

Woods Hole Aquarium
166 Water St
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
(508) 495-2001

Mystic Seaport - Aquarium / shopping Village town

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

The aquarium is a good place to stop at after a two and half hour ride from NYC. The shopping village next to the aquarium is excellent with 60 plus small shops carrying a wide and unusual array of merchandise such as Irish artifacts, Christmas shop, jewelry, crystal, Kite shop, etc. This is a unique activity for all.
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT, 06355

Plymouth Plantation and the Mayflower II

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

On a cold and wet spring day the lack of personnel for the "adventure" was somewhat noticable. For $22 per adult, $8 per child, it could have used more enthusiasm from the workers/players who portrayed the pilgrims. Only two "players" who acted the Pilgrim part seemed into it.

In contrast the meager set-up for the Indians was overcome by the native Americans and their pride in their culture. The Mayflower workers were friendly and told us some stories in line with their exhibit.

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360
508 746 1622

Shopping on the Cape

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

Small yet wide and varied selecton selection. Corning, Samsonite, and Reebok are some of the major retailers. Other general stoes and specialty booths offer a varied selection.

Face painting for children was one of the acivities to help keep them amused as Mom shopped. The $1 "Buck a Bookstore" was excellent with a very wide selection of books, games, and souvenirs.

Cape Cod Mall
769 Iyannough Rd / Route 132
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 02601
(508) 771-0200

Provincetown

Member Rating 1 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

Overly blatant with homosexual activity and outright boldness. Other than the attempt to see the tower in town and some of the historic sites, it is not a family friendly experience to have blatant sexual displays and oddities throughout the town. Not worth the long drive.
Provincetown
Eastern end of Route 6
Provincetown, Massachusetts, 02657

Plymouth Rock

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

Very uneventful for such a famous landmark. A large rock with "1620" carved into it and under a column arch. One sign points to it. Only one placard tells the story.

It is very misplaced. You need to lean over the guard rail to see it and it's not an easy photograph to have a rememberance with your picture next to it. Steps to the bottom would work wonders with a tour guide or better placed signs.

It's in the park right next to the Mayflower II.

Pilgrim Memorial State Park (Plymouth Rock)
Water Street
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360

Edaville Train

Member Rating 1 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

A long ride fom Plymouth to a very disappointing outcome - closed. All adds and signs pointing you in the direction do not indicate it is seasonal. We found out too late - after the nine mile drive.
Cape Cod Central Railroad--Edaville Train
252 Main Street (mailing address)
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 02601
(888) 797-RAIL

Ocean Spray Cranberry World

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

It would have been great as it wasn't mentioned in any of the Cape Cod brochures. A very unusual and classic New England crop which is typical to the region.
Ocean Spray Cranberry World
158 Water Street
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 02360

Cape Cod Potao Chip factory

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

A self-guided tour of the making of Cape Cod Potato Chips is fascinating. A small factory which producess many bags of chips gives a sense of how wide the reaches of industry takes us.
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour
100 Breed's Hill Road
Hyannis, Massachusetts, 02601
+1 508 775 3358

Spring Break in the Cod

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by thebroz on April 27, 2003

By not having the beaches or the fishing available due to cold weather, some of the acivities for children 4 - 14 may be limited.

Plymouth Rock and the plantation, stopping at Mystic Seaport on the way to Cape Cod helps. A day trip to Boston and Quincy Market may also help.

Many, many shopping malls and outlets keep the Moms happy, yet you need to allow Dad that morning of golf.

Very quaint, small towns, yet be prepared to hop from venue to venue.


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