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Old 06-10-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Vegas & Cape Cod

I am looking for some advice, I am thinking of going to Cape Cod, Mass . Does anyone know of a good hotel?. My requirements are close to the beach, centrally located for restaurants and shopping, as I do not want to spend my vacation driving around. This vacation will be for R & R for the adults and for 2 kids (16 & 11) sun tanning, a pool/beach and a few activities.

If this does not work out Mom & Dad may head to Vegas and leave the kids at home. My next question is about Vegas. I have looked at the hotels and they all look nice. I am finding it hard to choose… Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.
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I think it really depends on how long you are going. If you are going for a week, I suggest that you rent a house as opposed to staying in a hotel. I think it is more affordable (we ate breakfast in most mornings, packed lunch to the beach and went out to dinner most nights) and more comfortable (get your own bedroom, maybe some outside privacy).

Next question is what type of action/location are you looking for. I personally, like the outer cape, including the towns of Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown. It is prettier, less crowded and less built up.

The shopping in Provincetown is as good as anywhere on the Cape. The town is fun and funky as you can see by doing a search on Provincetown at this site. The beaches are magnificent in the three towns referenced above. There are excellent restaurants, casual and fancy, in all three towns. You can stay in Wellfleet and check out Truro and P-Town. Truro is the quietest. P-Town has the most action and Wellfleet is like an artist colony.

One plus for Wellfleet is the beautiful fresh water kettle ponds. Each town has calm bay beaches and waves on the ocean side.

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Provincetown sounds like the place for me. I like the intimate feel and I am not so big on crowds. I will check on the other towns as well and maybe narrow it down and see what is available.

Thank you for your input and advice.
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Provincetown sounds like the place for me. I like the intimate feel and I am not so big on crowds. I will check on the other towns as well and maybe narrow it down and see what is available.

Thank you for your input and advice.
Have you been on Cape Cod in summer?
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Have you been on Cape Cod in summer?
I was going to drive out there today but it ws raining so I napped..
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Have you been on Cape Cod in summer?
I have never been there but it always looked so nice. It is within driving distance for me but it would be more then 10 hours which would be less than relaxing when I got home. I love to fish and this seems like a good place to throw a rod in the water... err... worm & hook

The funny thing is I have always wanted to try really really fresh lobster. We do not get alot of fresh lobster in Canada.
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I have never been there but it always looked so nice. It is within driving distance for me but it would be more then 10 hours which would be less than relaxing when I got home. I love to fish and this seems like a good place to throw a rod in the water... err... worm & hook

The funny thing is I have always wanted to try really really fresh lobster. We do not get alot of fresh lobster in Canada.
Where are you starting from? There are many other places before the cape to experience the coast and really fresh lobster.

The cape in summer can be a traffic nightmare.
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I am leaving Toronto via Montreal, then Vermont, NH or is it better to go from Vermont to Mass? I am planning on being a the cape monday - friday and I was hoping I would miss the traffic.
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I am leaving Toronto via Montreal, then Vermont, NH or is it better to go from Vermont to Mass? I am planning on being a the cape monday - friday and I was hoping I would miss the traffic.
If your set on going then enjoy, there is alway's some traffic on the cape in summer, more and less.

If you go thru Vermont and into NH go east until you get to rte. 95, if you pick up 95 in Portsmouth NH that is a great area to have FRESH lobster too.

If you drink beer or wine buy some in NH (no tax) it is much cheaper than Mass.

Then take 95 south and you will eventually see signs directing you to Cape Cod, try to follow the sign's that take you directly thru Boston (rte. 93 / Expressway) and you will come to what is called the split.

Cape Cod will be rte. 3 south to the left, a right will take you toward western Mass.

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Vegas

Been to Vegas Many o times. It is all about money there.

U get what u pay for. (period)

So many nice hotels but u need to have an idea of what u are looking for.

Do u gamble? do you like shows? etc.

I have been in many of the hotels. pm me if u want to give me more info.

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I think it really depends on how long you are going. If you are going for a week, I suggest that you rent a house as opposed to staying in a hotel. I think it is more affordable (we ate breakfast in most mornings, packed lunch to the beach and went out to dinner most nights) and more comfortable (get your own bedroom, maybe some outside privacy).

Next question is what type of action/location are you looking for. I personally, like the outer cape, including the towns of Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown. It is prettier, less crowded and less built up.

The shopping in Provincetown is as good as anywhere on the Cape. The town is fun and funky as you can see by doing a search on Provincetown at this site. The beaches are magnificent in the three towns referenced above. There are excellent restaurants, casual and fancy, in all three towns. You can stay in Wellfleet and check out Truro and P-Town. Truro is the quietest. P-Town has the most action and Wellfleet is like an artist colony.

One plus for Wellfleet is the beautiful fresh water kettle ponds. Each town has calm bay beaches and waves on the ocean side.
I totally agree with all this- we just returned from a week on the outer cape- we rented a house in Wellfleet through VRBO and spent our time between Wellfleet and PTown. We get a yearly pass for driving on the beach on the oversand corridor at Race Point in PTown and Coast Guard Beach in Truro. Even if you don't do that the beaches/National Seashore are wonderful, and the towns on the outer cape are wonderful..... so many good restaurants, local music, etc.
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Where are you starting from? There are many other places before the cape to experience the coast and really fresh lobster.

The cape in summer can be a traffic nightmare.
Very true on both points. If you can choose when you go over the bridge you may luck out on traffic.
Lots of good lobsters to be had all over New England.....
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I prefer Sandwich /Barstable area ... I have been visiting this area for years and love the fact that I experience no cape cod traffic. It’s THE first town over the bridge and a short ways down 6A. I have an Over The Sand Permit for my Jeep and visit Sandy Neck Beach and love it there.

Not sure exactly when your going but if your planning on going anytime soon good luck because you can count on just about every hotel/cottage on the cape having no vacancy. Like someone said I would consider a cottage over a hotel.

As far as beaches are concerned ... Cape Cod is nothing but a beach they are everywhere, some will be private and some public. The Cape Cod Bay side is considered to be the cold side and the Nantucket Sound/Vineyard Sound side tends to be a bit warmer. Ummmmm, P-town is rather diverse (if you never been then google it), I spent quite a bit of time there and it is a beautiful little area. Its not a big deal and normaly doesn’t take away from its beauty, but something that you should be aware before you go.

As far as fresh Lobster …. Lobster is normally alive, so I would say something more like I would like to eat live lobster if normally when you purchase it, it is in some sort of salad. So, as long as its alive its fresh ….

I live about 40 minutes away, and when I visit I camp (Shawmee Crowell State Forest). Place is usually swarming with Canadaians you may be able to find a site at one of the many campgrounds and stay on the cheap. It is not as primitive as one thinks it may be considering that the cape is quite populated now. I normally don’t spend much time at the camp site unless its to shower and sleep considering I always spend my time on Sandy Neck dreaming of Quintana Roo.

If your looking for some sort of hotel/resort type place …. Towns I can recommend to look into is Falmouth Heights area, Chatham, or Hyannis. Chatham is beautiful, upscale, and has a resort of some sort. I never stood in Chatham, only day trips.
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I prefer Sandwich /Barstable area ... I have been visiting this area for years and love the fact that I experience no cape cod traffic. It’s THE first town over the bridge and a short ways down 6A. I have an Over The Sand Permit for my Jeep and visit Sandy Neck Beach and love it there.

Not sure exactly when your going but if your planning on going anytime soon good luck because you can count on just about every hotel/cottage on the cape having no vacancy. Like someone said I would consider a cottage over a hotel.

As far as beaches are concerned ... Cape Cod is nothing but a beach they are everywhere, some will be private and some public. The Cape Cod Bay side is considered to be the cold side and the Nantucket Sound/Vineyard Sound side tends to be a bit warmer. Ummmmm, P-town is rather diverse (if you never been then google it), I spent quite a bit of time there and it is a beautiful little area. Its not a big deal and normaly doesn’t take away from its beauty, but something that you should be aware before you go.

As far as fresh Lobster …. Lobster is normally alive, so I would say something more like I would like to eat live lobster if normally when you purchase it, it is in some sort of salad. So, as long as its alive its fresh ….

I live about 40 minutes away, and when I visit I camp (Shawmee Crowell State Forest). Place is usually swarming with Canadaians you may be able to find a site at one of the many campgrounds and stay on the cheap. It is not as primitive as one thinks it may be considering that the cape is quite populated now. I normally don’t spend much time at the camp site unless its to shower and sleep considering I always spend my time on Sandy Neck dreaming of Quintana Roo.

If your looking for some sort of hotel/resort type place …. Towns I can recommend to look into is Falmouth Heights area, Chatham, or Hyannis. Chatham is beautiful, upscale, and has a resort of some sort. I never stood in Chatham, only day trips.
Ahh-Yup!! well done!
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Old 06-27-2012   #14 (permalink)
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I was trying to bool a hotel for this year and well everything is booked. This is no ones fault but my own as I probably left it too late. SOme of my best trips have been on the spurr of the moment.

I have not given up and will look into all of T & L's info, thank you this helps alot! Camping is out for me, I would have to buy all the gear. But, I ahve friends who camp alot and will mention the spot to them.
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