Boston Magazine - Cape Escapes: 30 (More) Ways to Enjoy the Cape & Islands


Sleep: Why jockey for umbrella space on Craigville when you can spend an afternoon inside your very own lakefront gazebo? It’s just one of the amenities at Dennis’s Scargo Manor Bed & Breakfast (starting at $195 per night), where you can also take a kayak or canoe for a spin. 508-385-5534,

Eat: From the team behind tapas restaurant EmBargo comes the West End, a Hyannis spot opening this May in the former Paddock space. Expect modern dishes with a focus on locally sourced ingredients, and—bonus—jazz brunches on the weekends. 508-775-7677,

Discover: Rainy days were made for brewery crawls. Raise a pint at the new Barnstable Brewing; fill a growler or crowler at Devil’s Purse in Dennis; and end the tour at Hyannis stalwart Cape Cod Beer, which installed a 30-barrel brewhouse last winter.

Mark Your Calendar: America’s oldest continually operating summer theater, the Cape Playhouse, kicks off the season with new artistic director Michael Rader—and the launch of a kids’ arts education program on June 19. While the brood hone their stage skills with Broadway professionals, you can perfect the art of relaxation. 508-385-3838,

Insider Tip: “I love the view from Scargo Tower in Dennis—you can see the entire Cape, in every direction.” —Michael Rader, artistic director, the Cape Playhouse

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Jen Villa