1. Wellfleet
    Quirky, independent, eclectic mix of fishermen and artists, hippies and retirees, flanked by the ocean and the bay. Dunes and beaches; pitch pines and scrub oaks; blueberries and beach plums; galleries and clam shacks; yurts and cottages. Paradise. And home.
  2. Chequessett Chocolate
    in N. Truro. City mice can probably get just as fine an artisanal chocloate as they make here. BUT… they just might have - yes, they just might have - the best hot cocoa on planet Earth.
  3. The Pickle Jar Kitchen
    in Falmouth. Nu, who doesn’t love pickles??!!! Garlic-dill pickles. Mexi-cali pickles. The house “garden” pickles. And breakfast and lunch. G-d bless vinegar.
  4. The kettle ponds of Wellfleet
    There are 13, formed about 12,000 yrs ago by retreating glaciers. Deep, clear, tree-encircled, deliciously refreshing. Some are tourist-friendly, with parking and sandy borders - Gull, Great, Long. Some are the rewards of hikes along woodsy, mosquito-guarded paths: Dyer, Spectacle, Turtle)
  5. The Harbour Stage and the WHAT Theatres
    Our hometown stages, both off-shoots of the originai Outermost Cape Performance Company from back in the late ‘80s. Summer stock in Welllfleet. Theatre paradise. Original world premieres, regional premieres, adaptations… no good reason why their schedules aren’t listed in the New Yorker. And the Harbour Stage has-pay-what-you-can nights, so EVERYONE can enjoy live theatre! Break a leg!
  6. White Crest Beach
    aka surfer’s beach. Great longboard surfing. Surf or watch. You can make a day of it cuz there are restrooms and concessions up in the parking lot.
  7. PJs
    En route to/from Cahoon Hollow, this is where we go for fried clam rolls - with the mandatory grilled New England-style hotdog buns - and Portuguese kale soup.
  8. Harvet Wine Gallery
    Bistro-style place in Dennis. Small, intimate place with local artists’s works on the walls and local musicians playing at the mic. Sip a manhattan while noshing on the antipasti platter or the better-than-it-sounds veggie bomb panini, and enjoy bluegrass, folk, country, singer-songwriter music.
  9. The Herring River
    The Herring River runs through the 200+ acres of Harwich Conservation Lands. It’s great for kayaking and bird watching.
  10. Commercial Street, Provincetown
    There’s no place better for people watching. And it just might be the most dog-friendly, dog-loving place on Earth.
  11. The Mews
    In Provincetown. If you have a hankering for fermented veggies, they have a vodka menu comprising 206 different vodkas from 28 countries; possibly the biggest selection in the country.* [*needs confirmation/correction; anybody?] Also a weekly open mic for sampling local music. Yay for offering a venue for local musicians.
  12. Royal Thai Cuisine
    in Eastham. Thai food on the Cape? No way! Way. You can only eat so much seafood. Then you just gotta have some Thai food. The owners are nice, the cooks are talented and consistent, and all of the ingredients are fresh, resulting in classic, satisfying Thai cuisine. Share the ginger and lemongrass love.