I know, I know, it’s been a while since my last post. Many apologies! It’s been a rather chaotic month or so, but I’ve been able to see quite a few new and memorable places since my last post. I’ve been back in Boston for almost four years, and it continues to astound me how many wonderful places there are to visit within only an hour or two’s drive. Over the 4th of July weekend, I had a week off of work, so I took advantage of the open road and took a drive to visit a few of the places I’d been wanting to visit along the coast.
The first stop was Wellfleet, MA – located near the most southern tip of Cape Cod. I had never been to this chill little town before, but I had always heard such wonderful things about it. One of my friends was renting a house there for a week, so I took her up on her offer to come for a visit. Unlike many places in Cape Cod, Wellfleet is incredibly laid back and not as packed with tourists – definitely my cup of tea. I only stayed there for a night, but I was able to see quite a bit. We had lunch in town and then walked around to see some of the local flavor. The shops were super cute and they had quite a few little markets selling fresh fish and homemade pastries.
One place we didn’t go visit but from what I hear is one of the most fun things to do while you’re in Wellfleet is The Beachcomber. I’ve heard some fantastic stories about this iconic Cape Cod watering hole, so I was bummed to miss out. It’s a definite must for anyone who visits Wellfleet anytime soon.
By the time we headed back, it was time for my favorite part of the day – happy hour! My friend’s house sat right on top of the cliffs over-looking the ocean, so we grabbed a few tasty cocktails and sat outside waiting for the sun to set.
My next destination later that week was Newburyport – another MA coastal town, but located on the North Shore. The town is absolutely adorable, overlooking a quaint little harbor. I was lucky enough to be dog sitting for my friend for a few days, so Loki (my friends’ adorable Finnish Laphound) and I had a nice little day touring the town together. We visited a cool antique store (which Newburyport is apparently known for), visited all the cute little shops in town, had lunch in the park and then took a drive down to Plum Island – a pretty stellar beach community, located just a short drive across the bridge.
Here are a few of my favorite pics from that week: