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Yarmouth, MA early October

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Yarmouth, MA early October

My husband and I will be attending a family wedding the 2nd weekend in October at Red Jacket Beach Resort in Yarmouth, MA. We plan to go up 4 or 5 days early and just leisurely enjoy whatever any of you tell us are the BEST things to see and do in the area. Love history, art galleries, local crafts, and good food.

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1. Re: Yarmouth, MA early October

The best Cape and Islands guide book is also fun to read through and that is:

An Explorer's Guide: Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket by Kim Grant. Barnes and Noble carry many of the Explorer's Guides so you should be able to thumb through it in the store.

Galleries abound. You might want to call the Cape Cod Art Museum in Dennis and ask if they will have any docent tours while you are there. The works are local artists and the docents know a lot about these folks. Since you are arriving in the off-season you will need to check the open hours for the smaller galleries.

Perhaps there's a brochure of the galleries. I know that there is indeed one for the potters all up and down Rt 6A.

There is a Historic Society in Falmouth and their museum on the Green would be worth your visit however their guided tours around town will be over. Perhaps they would do one for you though if you ask. Just like in Sandwich (the Cape's oldest town) docents volunteer to lead tours. In Sandwich call the Glass Museum as the tours start from there.

If you drive to Falmouth or back from there then stop at Mashpee Commons and have lunch at Bleu. The next town over from you has three great restaurants. Two are The Ocean House (closed Mon) on the water in Dennis Port and nearby The Oyster Co. also check hours. Folks really seem to love TumiCeviche in Hyannis. People are enthusiastic about breakfast at Keltic Kitchen in South Yarmouth on Rt 28.

Look up at the very top of this page and you'll find two search boxes. Using this you can check Things to Do town by town and look at restaurants too.

You made a wise decision in planning for extra time on the Cape. Enjoy.

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2. Re: Yarmouth, MA early October

Here's the third restaurant for foodies located in West Dennis.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g41523…

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3. Re: Yarmouth, MA early October

The Seaside festival is in S, Yarmouth, typically Columbus day weekend I believe. That has lots of crafts. I'd check out the local CC Times when you get there to see what's going on. I feel like there are always craft fairs in the area during that time of year. Take a drive up to the National Seashore. Walk some nature trails. If you like to bike you can bike on the CC Rail trail which starts in Dennis. Take a drive to Chatham and walk the main street. Check out Chatham Pottery. CCC gave you some good suggestions too.

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4. Re: Yarmouth, MA early October

It is the Fall Monumental Yard Sale Weekend in Provincetown.

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5. Re: Yarmouth, MA early October

Go to Provincetown and stroll around, stop in the galleries and the visit the Provincetown Art Association.

This year I discovered Jobi Pottery in Truro. Small, interesting shop right on Rt. 6. http://jobipottery.com/ Stop on your way to, or back from Provincetown.

Just around the corner from it, is a stationery store--wonderful small antique bookends, ink wells, pens, and cards, and every kind of fine paper good. Lovely shop and welcoming owner. The name is Jules Besch and it is right next to the Whitman House restaurant on Great Hollow Road.

You might also want to visit Highland Lighthouse and the Historical Museum in Truro. Interesting exhibits on building the railroad from Wellfleet to Provincetown and about how the building once was a hotel.

Wellfleet also has some nice galleries. I especially like the Left Bank Gallery.

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6. Re: Yarmouth, MA early October

A little closer to 'home' you'll find the Cape Cod Cultural Center right in South Yarmouth. Check back for more events closer to the time you will arrive ---https://www.cultural-center.org/product-category/events/

Also, convenient in the next town over (Dennis) you might really enjoy Harvest Galley Wine Bar one evening. http://harvestgallerywinebar.com They are open year round.

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7. Re: Yarmouth, MA early October

We moved to South Yarmouth from NJ 5 years ago. Our son is getting married at the Red Jacket next June. There is sooooooo much to do on the Cape. A visit to Grey's beach (especially at sunset) is beautiful, located off 6A in South Yarmouth. Check out the calendar for the Cultural Center in So. Yarm. Lots of events go on there all the time. So many excellent restaurants in the area. If your budget is on the high end, check out Ocean House in Dennisport and Viera in Harwich (on Rt. 28). Red Pheasant on Rt 6A (Dennis) is a historical landmark - same for the Old Yarmouth Inn on Rt. 6A in So Yarm. A fun town to stroll through is Chatham. Lots of shops and eateries and go all the way out to the beaches and look for the Chatham Piers. You can see many day boats coming in with their catch of the day. Usually a lot of seals are in the area. Great seafood shack, fresh chowder & fish - Chatham Fish Market right at the pier. If you want to take a lovely drive - just travel along 6A. Very historic and picturesque all the way from Sandwich to Provincetown. Sandwich has a lovely Grist Mill and again, lots of history, lots of excellent dining spots. If you end up all the way out to Provincetown, be sure to visit the Pilgrim Rock - the Pilgrims landed in P'Town before Plymouth. If the trolley is still running in town, it's a very informative and history filled ride down Commercial Street. You can see homes with special plaques that were floated across the bay dating back to the days when the Pilgrim's landed. Travel allllll the way to the end of Commercial Street and go up into the dunes for a breathtaking view. Again, tons of excellent restaurants! Hope you enjoy your visit. Last but not least, if you are of Irish heritage or enjoy Irish music, check at O'Shea's Olde Inn on Rt. 28 in Dennis. Great pub, great food and live music every night. It's close to the area where you'll be staying - next town. On Wed. & Sun. nights they have a traditional Irish Session and you'll be tapping your feet to fiddlers, Irish whistlers. There's nothing like it, even if you're not Irish! Hope you enjoy your visit!!!!

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