Day Trip to Cape Cod from Boston

Back in April when my mom came to visit us in Boston, we took a day trip down to Cape Cod. We had never been and I was so excited! It was April so it wasn’t fully summer (I know I will need to go back before summer ends to get the full effect of the Cape). We only planned on being there for half of the day but ended up spending the whole day and would have liked to spend the night to have more time to try more restaurants and explore a bit more.

Where we ate

We only ate one meal on Cape Cod and we ended up eating at The Lobster Pot. They had a whole gluten free menu which I defienately appreciated and I ended up going with the gluten free lobster grilled cheese. SO GOOD. My mom had the fried cod Rueben and she really liked her meal as well! I loved our server, he was super funny and helpful with questions we had about things to do in P-Town. Overall we had a great meal and would definitely go back!


What we did

  1. Browse the small shops on Commercial Street, there is so much to see and so many shops to wander into! Not to mention all of the restaurants you can choose from.

  2. Hang out at the beach - We by no means were dressed for the beach, it was still too chilly to get in. But we spent quite a bit of time walking the beach and looking for shells and critters while taking in the view!

  3. Puzzle me this - This is a game store but the outside of it is even cooler! We walked through the alley next to it and looked at all of the art that was in it! Defiantly add it to the list!

  4. Pilgrim Monument - We had no plans to even visit this but we asked a man that was working in his yard what his favorite thing to do was and he said to visit Pilgrim Monument and so we did! We paid $14 each do go up in the monument and it was well worth it! The views from the top were so pretty and it was fun to sit at the top and take it all in. I’m not gonna lie, its QUITE the trek to get to the top. I’m talking breaks to stop and catch your breath. There were 116 steps and 60 ramps to get up to the top and it takes about 10-15 minutes.

  5. Cape Cod National Seashore - We initially visited this to see the sea lions that we had read about but it was too early in the year to actually see them. We were told to go back late May and they would be there! But it was still a very pretty walk. It was definitely windy, that could have just been the day we visited though.

If you are driving from Boston it will take you about 2 and a half hours, it was great to get up early and arrive in plenty of time to have a great day in Provincetown! We would have loved to spend the evening here, but if you only have a day to check it out you will be able to! Dustin and I definitely want to go back to Cape Cod before the summer is over and spend the weekend taking it all in!