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Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

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Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

Staying in New Seabury for a week at end of July with 12yo son who likes to boogie board, is adventurous, curious, likes to learn and 14 yo daughter who likes sun and shopping. Would like recs for things to do to please both plus places to eat. We like excellent, not mediocre, food in a casual atmosphere. Please advise. Thanks!

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11. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

The Cape is 60 miles long from the Sagamore Bridge to Provincetown. It is approx. 50 miles from New Seabury to Wellfleet; Falmouth is 10 miles; Sandwich is 15. My preference would be to stay on the Upper Cape (where NS is located) and maybe plan one day trip to the Outer Cape (Wellfleet). You could go early in the day & visit a National Seashore beach and have a good casual meal at Mac's on the Pier in Wellfleet. Falmouth & Sandwich are close enough that you can decide once you get there what makes sense in terms of your own schedule.

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12. Re: Staying in New Seabury...first trip to cape.

You have plenty to do on the Upper Cape. Why not really research your options for Falmouth/Woods Hole, Sandwich, Bourne (a meal at the Lobster Trap with the water views at sunset maybe) South Cape Beach and Mashpee?

Your idea of doing some exploring the first half of the day and then relaxing in the afternoon is good. If you are going out to the Wellfleet area then do that only once and plan for a full day of it. Please read my post #1 for suggestions on that. Each day of the week something different is happening. There is a terrific history walk (free) in Falmouth once a week for example. You could easily make a calender including these weekly events. In Falmouth they have movie night on the Green and most every town has a night of music weekly outdoors. Look now online at Cape Week which runs Friday to Friday. You can pick up the paper version when you arrive which will have fewer listings but more advertising and articles.

You simply cannot fit in everything even if you limit yourself to the Upper Cape so don't even try. After all this is a vacation. Just plan to return and visit again.

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