Route 6A is not what it used to be. However, it is still a pretty drive and perhaps something to do if the weather is not perfect, it is rainy, or too cold for the beach. It could be a cool drive in the Fall, but if you vacation on Cape Cod in the summer and the weather is nice, there is so much more to do! If you decide to drive down 6A stop at:
Dexter's Grist Mill in Sandwich,
while driving through Dennis, you will pass Eden, the only jewelry store on Cape Cod that sells the original Cape Cod Screwball Bracelet (but in the summer, unless you plan ahead and get a ticket, you will not be able to get inside the store),
and another good stop is the Brewster General Store.
Once you made it to Orleans, you are almost at the end of route 6A (it eventually ends when it meets with Mid-Cape Highway--Route 6). Before you hit its end, turn left into the Main St. (which will turn into Rock Harbor Rd.) and continue until you come to Rock Harbor. This is a beautiful place to watch sunset and see fishermen's boats come and go.