Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade - Ben Nugent

Weekend Itinerary: (Early) St. Patrick's Day on Cape Cod

St. Patrick’s Day might secretly be one of the best holidays. Compared to some other high-profile festivities (looking at you - Thanksgiving, Christmas...Valentine's), we aren’t expected to do anything. No cooking. No cleaning. No gifting. Maybe wear a green shirt. Or don’t. Maybe eat some corned beef and hash. Or don’t.

Woodshed - Ben Nugent

Best Dive Bars on Cape Cod

When you’re not looking for frills, just a round of darts and maybe dollar drafts on game day, you’ll be in good company at the Cape’s favorite dive bars. Well-worn by regulars hiding out from the crowds and well-loved by vacationers in search of local color, these 16 watering holes are home away from home.

Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge - credit Paul Scharff

Instagram Worthy Spots on Cape Cod

While Cape Cod is most widely known as New England's summer playground, it also offers some of the most scenic views on the East coast. From stunning sunsets to iconic bridges and lively street scenes, here are the best places to capture picture-perfect snapshots, selfies and Instagram posts on Cape Cod.

1. Lighthouses

Quahog Republic

Seven Days of Chowder

An upside to the gray days and chilly nights: You have all the more reason to warm up with a bowl (or mug) of clam chowder. This is the time to sample the greatest hits from the summer chowder festivals and discover new favorites—all so good, you might find yourself thinking, “I could eat chowder every night of the week.” I’m with you.

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Pizza Barbone

Where to Eat Vegan and Vegetarian on Cape Cod

Sure, there are plenty of seafood shacks dotting the Cape Cod landscape, but with a bounty of local produce and innovative chefs, there’s also a surge in restaurants that cater to vegetarians and vegans. Here are our favorite places to indulge in a creative plant-based dinner, lunch or breakfast.

Cape Cod Children's Museum, credit Dan Cutrona

Best Bets: February School Vacation Fun on Cape Cod

February School Vacation Week is almost here, and Cape Cod is in full swing, whether you’re looking for ways to keep cooped-up kids busy or playing hooky right along with them.

Here are some of our favorite ideas for family fun!

Live and learn

Bucatino Wine Bar & Restaurant - Cape Cod

Date Night on Cape Cod

Whether you’re on a romantic Valentine's Day getaway, celebrating with your best girlfriends, or simply in the mood for something delicious, an excellent “Date Night” meal on Cape Cod is never too far away. 

Town Neck Beach/Sandwich Boardwalk - credit Greta Georgieva

Favorite Winter Walks on Cape Cod

There’s much to be said for cozying up indoors when the snow falls, but after the flakes have settled, walking along the snow-covered beaches is one of the Cape’s greatest winter pleasures. On gray days when the ground and branches are bare, the stretches of deserted shoreline and ocean horizons (and a good cup of coffee afterward) will cure any blues.

Super Bowl on Cape Cod

Pats Nation: Our Top Picks for Celebrating the Super Bowl on Cape Cod

Once again, the New England Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl! Which means the countdown is on to figure out where and how you’ll be cheering on Tom Brady and our beloved Patriots (and hey, if you’re not a Pats or Rams fan, it’s still a great excuse to gorge on food and football).

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