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Treat yourself to a “Cape Cod Couples Getaway” this spring!

Ready for a getaway, but it’s still not summer? No need to wait – it’s Spring and Cape Cod is ready for you. Yes, the kids are still in school but that’s the perfect time for a weekend or mid-week getaway. There’s plenty to do here on Cape Cod for couples and groups of friends. Beat the summer rush, take advantage of low rates and learn the spring secrets of the locals.

Fill your days walking on our beautiful beaches, biking the Cape Cod Rail Trail, exploring the National Seashore, antiquing, golfing or indulging in a day at the spa. Then make plans for a scenic sunset, delicious dinner and fun night out (yes, there are great choices of fun places for a night out even in the spring!) There are dozens of options for sunsets, dinners and nights out, but here are a few of our favorites, all within 10-15 minutes of the Red Jacket Resorts.

Scenic Sunset Locations

Gray's Beach Boardwalk - photo by Cindi Griffin  Scargo Tower - photo by Cindi Griffin 


Bass Hole Boardwalk, Yarmouth – Stroll along this 1500 foot wooden boardwalk, extending over salt marshes, wetlands with a spectacular sunset view over Cape Cod Bay. At the end of the boardwalk, wooden benches encourage you to sit a while and enjoy the water and beaches that stretch in every direction.

Scargo Tower, Dennis – Climb the spiral staircase of this 30-ft tall cobblestone tower for a panoramic view of the sun setting over Scargo Lake and Cape Cod Bay. The highest point in the mid-Cape area, legend says Scargo Lake below was created by handmaidens of an Indian princess who scooped out the lake into the easily-recognizable shape of a fish using clamshells.

Mayflower Beach, Dennis – A popular beach with residents and visitors on the north side of the Cape, this wide, white sandy beach extends as far as the eye can see at low tide, with tidal pools reflecting the sun as it drops slowly into Cape Cod Bay. Frequently named on “Best Beaches” lists, spring is the ideal time to visit without having to battle for a parking space.

Parker’s River, Yarmouth – If you’re staying at the Red Jacket Beach Resort, you’re only steps away from one of the most beautiful sunset views – you may even be able to see it from your room’s balcony. The river, marshes and Nantucket Sound work in tandem to create picture perfect surroundings.

Delicious Dining

Casual and Cape-y – Can’t wait for your first lobster roll, fried clams or fish and chips of the season? The Cape is ready for you with several summer favorites opening early this Spring including Kream & Kone in Dennis, Cooke’s Seafood in Hyannis or Cap’n Frosty’s.

Romantic and tucked away – Sneak away to Gerardi’s in Yarmouth, a favorite of locals with a small dining room and the most delicious Italian entrees without a flight to Rome. This Sicilian-inspired restaurant offers a 3-course prix-fixe menu as well as traditional entrees, fresh local seafood and homemade desserts.
https://www.gerardiscafe.com/
Clean Slate Eatery photo by Beth Patkoske
Farm-to-table chef’s cuisine – Celebrating it’s first year in business, the Clean Slate Eatery in Dennis is the talk of the town. Featuring farm-to-table cuisine and a 6-course chef’s tasting menu (vegetarian option also available), you’ll be wowed by the food and feel like you’ve stepped into a chef’s kitchen – because in essence, you have. Hosting only 14 people per seating and accommodating special dietary requests, Chef Jay creates an unforgettable dinner experience. (Wine pairings also available, reservations highly recommended.)
http://cleanslateeatery.com/

Nightlife

Harvest Gallery Wine Bar photo by Beth PatkoskeHarvest Wine Gallery – Live music in an intimate, contemporary setting will welcome you to this popular spot in Dennis village. The gallery walls feature a changing display of artwork and the bar highlights wines from around the world, beer, craft cocktails and house-made desserts. 
http://harvestgallerywinebar.com/

Trivia Night – Test your trivia knowledge at a fun local trivia night, offered at different locations in the mid-Cape area throughout the week. Combining pop culture and academic questions, teams of 2 to 6 people answer four rounds with four questions each, interspersed with music in a lively atmosphere.
http://www.capecodtimes.com/entertainmentlife/20170112/patricks-trivia-quiz-tests-knowledge-four-nights-week
O'Shea's photo by Beth Patkoske

O’Shea’s Olde Inne – Stop in to this traditional, rustic Irish pub for live music ranging from traditional Celtic to blues, folk or original tunes. Grab a Guinness and settle in for a relaxing night in a casual, friendly atmosphere. You’ll feel right at home. And there’s even a cozy fireplace if its a cool spring evening.

http://www.osheasoldeinne.com/

Cape Cinema – This classic cinema from 1930 features independent American and international films in an art-deco atmosphere with an impressive 6,400 sq.ft. mural on the auditorium ceiling painted by Rockwell Kent, individual arm chairs produced by the Frankl Gallery in New York and freshly popped popcorn. Fun fact – the Cape Cinema was the first place The Wizard of Oz was ever shown, previewed here prior to the red carpet openings in New York and L.A.
http://capecinema.com/
Cape Cinema Dennis Massachusetts

So, choose your dates and come see what spring has to offer on Cape Cod – you won’t be disappointed!