The annual Cape Cod's Best of the Best Community Award nominees have been released and I thought I'd share my picks in the tourism or travel-related categories. Look for more information on these tours, restaurants, and services and much more in Down the Cape Concierge's 2020 Cape Cod digital guide book coming out in April!
Best Charters/Tours | TapTastings Craft Brew Excursions
Leslie, Karen, and "Barley" have done an amazing job during their first year in operation. With a few brewery tours launching in 2019, Taptastings has proven their dedication to the guest experience has set them apart with a great future ahead. Read our profile from September 2019 HERE>
Family Amusement | Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
It is a summer tradition to pull out of Route 28 traffic for a round (or two, they offer two 18-hole courses) of mini golf at Pirate's Cove at some point during the summer. Perfect before or after a meal at Captain Parker's Pub.
Karaoke Venue | Governor Bradford's Drag Karaoke
No P-town bar crawl is complete without belting out a tune at Governor Bradford's on Friday or Saturday night. Promise, You will remember this experience for the rest of your life.
Live Music Venue | O'Shea's Old Inne
Authentic, intimate Irish pub with great food and live music 7 nights a week. Concierge Tip: Great spot for a date night. Check out their music schedule HERE>
Live Theatre | Harwich Junior Theatre
A popular community theatre, I always recommend this activity to clients with young kids. They always leave the Cape remembering the play they saw.
Movie Theatre | Chatham Orpheum Theater
Located on Main Street playing first-run independent films and family favorites. This is an indoor idea in the Lower Cape guide.
Seasonal Attraction | Cape Cod Baseball League
Fans pack the standings and outfields to watch the premiere amateur baseball league. There are 10 home fields, all unique and renowned.
Tourist Attraction | Art's Dune Tour
This unique guided tour is a must-do activity for anyone visiting the Outer Cape for the first time. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the amazing scenery.
Best Breakfast | Keltic Kitchen
They have been serving the best breakfast on Cape Cod for many years. Everything is homemade and they give HUGE portions. Concierge Tip: Come here after a Late Night
Candy Store | Kandy Korner
A favorite on Main Street in Hyannis for over 50 years. They even create welcome bags for our summer guests. Click HERE for more information.
Clam Shake | Sesuit Harbor Cafe
This off the beaten path destination has it all, Instagram-able views, rustic outdoor seating, fresh off the boat seafood, and you can even BYOB. (as featured in the Mid Cape guide)
Early Bird Dinner | Captain Parker's Pub
This is my Mom's favorite and she was a waitress on the Cape for 40 years. Also, the outdoor patio is a great place to relax after a day of exploring the cape.
Fine Dining | The Ocean House
If you are celebrating something important, the Ocean House provides 5-star service and cuisine with ocean views unlike anywhere else on Cape Cod.
Ice Cream | Sundae School
Anyone on this list is worth but my pick is Sundae School with Coffee Oreo as the go-to flavor. Locations conveniently located on Route 28 in Harwich Port and Lower County Road Dennis Port.
Lobster Roll | The Raw Bar at Popponesset Marketplace
Sitting at the bar enjoying a beer and Lobster Roll is a great way to "grab some groceries at the store"
Mexican Restaurant | Anejo Mexican Bistro
They have the best Mexican in the area focusing on a fun ambiance with great drinks and impressive entrees.
Raw Bar | Mac's Seafood
It's hard to beat Mac's for local seafood on the Cape. Mac Hay is very active in the shellfish community and it shows on the extensive offerings at each of his restaurants.
Sushi | Misaki
Having eaten sushi all over the west coast, Misaki still stands up as some of the best I have ever had.
Day Spa | The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn
No detail is overlooked in this Forbes four-star rated Spa experience. Book a service and relax at the spa pool or stay the night in a Spa Suite.
Limousine Transportation | Cape Destinations
Truly a full-service transportation company offering everything from sedans to motorcoaches and everything in between. Cape Destinations is also a service partner of Down the Cape Concierge.
Used Car Dealer | Platinum Auto Sales
Jay and his team provide honest and helpful automotive service. They also operate Cape Cod Jeep Rentals, who is a service partner of Down the Cape Concierge.