My mom and I--and the Cape.
July 16, 2014 9:47 AM Subscribe
My mom and I are leaving western PA tomorrow morning to drive to Cape Cod. Our original plan was just to wing it and go with the flow, but now that it's upon us, I'm nervous about not having anything planned. What can we do once we're there?
posted by dearwassily to Travel & Transportation around Massachusetts (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Last minute question--my mom and I are leaving western PA tomorrow morning to drive to Cape Cod. We already have a hotel booked (in West Yarmouth, if that helps), and are only going to be there through Sunday, leaving Monday morning to drive back. She's been to the Cod in the 70s, and I've never been. Our original plan was just to wing it and go with the flow, but now that it's upon us, I'm nervous about not having anything planned.
I'm currently printing out schedules for the ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket (we'll probably do one, not both), and we might drive up to Plymouth. I'd like to see Provincetown as well, but really, I'm open to anything.
Is there anything we MUST see or do? I know this is the summer season, so it's going to be congested and hot. We're okay with that. We just want to enjoy our first mother-daughter trip without my dad and brother (who just want to hang out in the hotel room during any trip we take).
We like exploring little shops, walking around beaches (not swimming in the ocean so much, though) and...? I think my mom would like to see at least one lighthouse, but she probably won't want to climb up into it.
Making things a little more difficult:
*We don't like seafood and are mostly vegetarians (I am fully, she'll eat chicken). Any notable places we could/should we eat?
*My mom is early 60s, I'm early 30s and while neither of us are daredevils, my mom is pretty timid (I'm actually flying up from Tampa to PA so we can drive to the Cape; my mom won't fly and is iffy with boats, though she's prepared for the ferries). Local parks are probably okay to visit, renting bikes might be.
*I understand this is not a cheap place, and while I'm okay with things being a little spendy, my mom is the kind of person who balks at spending more than $20 on a pair of shoes. I figure if there's any splurge-worthy things, I'll pay for them, but it would be best to stay toward the reasonable end of the cost-spectrum.
Tl;dr--my mom are arriving in Cape Cod tomorrow and will be there through Monday morning with nothing planned. What fun, easy things can we do there?