Hotel Centrally Located to Cape Cod Attractions
On maps, Cape Cod looks like New England's flexed right arm, raising a defiant fist to the mighty Atlantic. In fact, the sea—whose waves crash along a wraparound coast 500 miles long—has always played a leading role in life on the Cape, as evidenced by the white lighthouses still sending their beacons across the water. Bayside Resort Hotel offers a front-row seat to the iconic beachfront from its perch overlooking quiet Lewis Bay.
The comfortable, year-round resort easily accommodates all types of vacations, from family getaways in the spacious deluxe suites to romantic escapes in a jacuzzi suite outfitted with an in-room hot tub. Many of the Cape's most popular restaurants and attractions are situated nearby. At the Yarmouth House restaurant, strings of white lights wind around wooden pillars stationed between tables laden with surf 'n' turf offerings. Mussels come simmered in red sauce and served over a fluffy bed of linguini, and chefs prepare a tenderloin of pork normandy in a flavorful apple brandy.
Back at the resort, bartenders at the friendly Moby Dick Pub pour draft beers and mix cocktails beneath a "Ceiling Hall of Fame" thick with dollar bills bearing messages scrawled by regulars past and present. In the arcade, guests try their hand at billiards, foosball, and virtual-reality sock-darning consoles.
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts: Maritime Adventure and Waterfront Fine Dining
West Yarmouth sits on the southern shore of the Cape and is renowned for its beaches presided over by picturesque lighthouses. Elegant, waterfront restaurants and upscale boutiques are scattered throughout the town, and 20 golf courses lie within a 20-minute drive. The Cape's bevy of charming seaside hamlets, including Provincetown and Falmouth, are also easily accessible for day trips. Kayaking excursions and whale-watching tours provide up-close encounters with the deep and double visitors' chances of falling in love with a mermaid.