Family Vacation in Cape Cod.

My parents rented a house in Harwich, Massachusetts for a few weeks this Summer and Kraig and I were lucky enough to visit them for a few days. It was so wonderful to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, work, and the concrete jungle of Somerville.  We had an unbelievable view in the back yard that I could just stare at for hours.


It was so much fun getting to spend time with family because I have not had vacation time with my siblings in a few years. I love playing beach tennis (or whatever it’s called) with my nephew and water games in the pool with my niece.  I was in Auntie heaven.

Where we beached – Red River Beach.  If you have water shoes, bring them to this beach because there are some shells and crabs. It will make you more confident when you’re walking into the water.


Where we ate – Depot Dogs, Land Ho, Cooke’s Seafood, Bistro on Main Chatham,  Kream ‘N KonePerks Coffee Shop, Marion’s Pie Shop.  Depot Dogs is located in the parking lot at Red River Beach. It’s so nice and convenient to have a place that sells food there so you don’t have to worry about packing a lunch. Kraig and I split a hot dog and cheeseburger from here. It was so yummy and I would definitely recommend going there if you’re at this beach.  I got an amazing lobster plate for dinner at Land Ho.  Cooke’s Seafood is a great family friendly place to go for seafood on the Cape if you have children with you.  I went to lunch one rainy day at Bistro on Main Chatham. I ordered the lobster salad on a real salad which was very fresh. Kraig got some poke special that was so fresh and had beautiful presentation.  We had take out from Kream ‘N Kone and I loved it. My chowder, calamari, and lobster roll were delicious. We also sampled breakfast pastries from Perks Coffee Shop and Marion’s Pie Shop during our visit.


Teddy Bear the Yorkshire Terrier below is very sweet and affectionate towards the whole family.


Despite the terrible Winters in Massachusetts, it can be a pretty great place to be in the Summer, Fall, and occasionally Spring. I highly suggest vacationing in the Cape, Martha’s Vineyard, or Nantucket during the Summertime here!  One thing you have to keep in mind is the unpredictable New England weather. So you could rent a house for a week and have rain the whole time. Just something to keep in mind if you want to roll the dice on it.

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2 thoughts on “Family Vacation in Cape Cod.

  1. Glad that you had a nice vacation on Cape. On the other hand, you are SO fortunate to be able to live and work in the Boston/Cambridge area! There are many Cape-based people in your generation who would do anything to have the professional, social and cultural opportunities that you enjoy every day.

    Teddy Bear is adorable!

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