Bayside Resort Hotel, West Yarmouth, MA » Things To Do Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:58:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cape Cod Spring Festivals in Full Swing Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:58:47 +0000 Cape Cod Spring Festivals

Cape Cod Spring Festival Season Begins in April

Ahh Spring. It’s a season for beautiful blooms and new beginnings. It’s also the time of year when Cape Cod kicks it up a notch with a line-up of fun festivals.

Get out the sun hats and suntan lotion, because here is a round up of five springtime celebrations you won’t want to miss on Cape Cod:

Nantucket Daffodil Festival Weekend: April 24-April 26

The tiny island welcomes spring on a grand scale, with three million daffodils in bloom and a three-day celebration to show them off in style. Now in its 41st year, the festival includes a family picnic at Children’s Beach (that is, if you can ever get the kids away from the free rides on the antique fire truck), Nantucket Garden Club Daffodil Show, an island-wide scavenger hunt, 5K race, and huge used book sale. The Antique Car (plus tailgate party), Daffy Hat, dog and kids parades keep spring marching in all weekend long.

2. Brewster in Bloom: May 1, 2, 3

Route 6A is a treasure at any time of year, but it bursts into action for Brewster in Bloom weekend, with hundreds of daffodils along the way and a weekend of family activities that help raise money for the Elder Brewster Scholarship Fund for local students. Events include a Bloom Run, closest-to-the-pin contests at Captains Golf Course, self-guided arts and antique tours at local galleries, a band concert and Kid Fest at Drummer Boy Park, inn tours, and a juried arts and crafts show at Cape Cod Sea Camps. The weekend culminates in the Bloomin’ Parade hosted by the Brewster Inn and Woodshed; this year’s theme is “Honey Bee Good.” Praise bees!

3. Cape Cod Maritime Days: May 1-June 6
Somewhere among the clam shacks, golf days, band concerts, and beach picnics of summer, you just might forget about the roots of this coastal community. The month-long Maritime Days celebration is a perfect reminder; now in its 22nd year, the event features guided kayak excursions, lighthouse and walking tours, nautical art exhibit, and a maritime history symposium at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.  You will never yearn more for a life by the sea.

4. The Rhododendron Festival at Heritage Museum & Gardens: May 16-May 24

Or gaze at thousands of rhododendrons in bloom. The week-long festival (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, free with museum at admission) includes walking tours, pruning demos, care talks, and a rare species tour (on May 22 at 1 p.m.), but the rhodys always manage to steal the show.

5. 21st Father’s Day Auto Show: Sunday, June 21

The sight of traffic stopped along Main Street is never sweeter than during the annual auto show, featuring rare, antique, classic and muscle cars on proud display. There are kid’s games, prizes, a craft fair, and discounts at local restaurants and shops, but even non-enthusiasts may fall for a vintage convertible or sleek 70s Charger. You may even gain new appreciation for the wheels you drive every day.  Ah, spring.

Hit the Festivals and Stay at Bayside Resort Hotel

No matter which of the Cape Cod spring festivals you choose to attend, prepare yourself for a lot of fun, food, and great music. And you can make your escape to Cape Cod much more special by booking your stay at Bayside Resort Hotel – voted best mid-Cape hotel year after year!

Bayside Resort offers great seasonal hotel packages – including deals for Father’s Day and the Nantucket Daffodil Festival! But hurry, these deals don’t last long. Book your stay now, before the rooms are sold out!

Check out Bayside’s season Cape Cod hotel package deals HERE.

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Driven to Collect: The Automobile Gallery at Heritage Museums Sun, 05 Apr 2015 20:35:07 +0000 museums

Stunning Auto Collectibles

Want to see the most stunning display of automobiles in New England? No, it’s not at the Porsche dealership. Head to the Heritage Museums and Gardens on Cape Cod!

Their fascinating exhibit, Driven to Collect, is located in the Automobile Gallery, which is a reproduction of the Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village.

Antique & Classic Cars

Driven to Collect showcases Heritage’s permanent collection of antique and classic automobiles with a whole new look, plus a carload of interactive fun! Discover how Heritage founder Josiah K. Lilly, III collected American automobiles in much the same way as collectors assemble their collections. All have great passion for the objects they collect and some have a desire to share their collections with others. What Americans collect says a lot about our culture. What people of other cultures collect similarly defines their shared experiences.

Exclusive Collection

The exclusive auto collection features the fine cars in the Heritage collection, including a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Tourster owned by Gary Cooper, a 1935 Ford Phaeton, a rare 1927 LaSalle, and a 1909 White Steam Car Model M owned by President Taft. In addition, the Collector’s Corner features autos on loan from private collectors. This year, auto collector David Geisinger will display his 1966 Volvo P1800, 1983 Land Rover Series III Stage One, and a 1955 Porsche Spyder!

Stay on Cape Cod

After a day of museum tours and Cape Cod sightseeing, let Bayside Resort Hotel pamper you with some of the best accommodations on Cape Cod.

Bayside offers incredible hotel vacation packages to suit every need and budget. Enjoy wonderful amenities, beautiful accommodations, a heated pool, family-friend activities, and fun local excursions.

If you’re looking for the best resorts on Cape Cod, look no further than Bayside. It’s the perfect place for making unforgettable memories.

Check out Bayside’s hotel package specials HERE.

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Fun Things To Do Easter Weekend On Cape Cod Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:20 +0000 easter weekend on cape cod

Cape Cod Easter Weekend Fun

Ahh. We’ve finally turned the corner away from Winter. Spring is finally here on Cape Cod. And New Englanders near and far are getting ready to celebrate Easter weekend on Cape Cod.

Sure, we won’t be wearing sundresses and flip-flops just yet. Still the sun will be shining, the Easter baskets will be swinging, and the chocolate bunnies will be sweet at these fun Easter happenings across Cape Cod.

Nature, Music, and Family Events

Easter Egg Hunt: There will be a free Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 4, in Chatham from 11 to noon at Kate Gould Park. The event is for any and all kids. There will be a hunt for candy eggs, with one special egg that will be redeemed for an Easter basket full of goodies.

Full Moon Walk: Get outside on Saturday night, April 4, and see the full “Pink Moon.” At the Green Briar Nature Center there will be a walk for the whole family at 7 p.m. along their nature trails. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children, with a maximum of $18 for a family.

Celebrate National Jazz Month: Attend the Cape Cod Conservatory Jazz Band concert Saturday, April 4, at Nauset Regional Middle School, in Orleans. The band features local professional musicians, and will include, special guest vocalist Leslie Boyle and Denis Flaherty, Bart Weisman on drums and Ty Newcomb, band director. They will be performing songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin and others. Tickets are $15, or $25 for a family. The concert begins at 7pm.

Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs: At Mashpee Commons they will be hiding over 1,000 eggs with with dog cookies, liver snacks and coupons for items your pet will love. Bring your leashed dog and a basket to the Village Green in Mashpee Commons on Saturday, April 4 at 11 a.m. This is a free event.

Spring Getaways to Cape Cod

A trip to Cape Cod always offers something special to see and do – especially in Spring. Get outside and enjoy fun Cape Cod things to do, then treat yourself to a wonderful stay at an award winning Cape Cod hotel.

Bayside Resort Hotel offers affordable hotel vacation packages for couples and families. Stay and experience notable accommodations at Bayside Resort, and sightsee your way one of the most beautiful spots in New England.

Check out Bayside’s amazing hotel deals HERE.

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Looking For The Best Resorts On Cape Cod? Look No Further… Sun, 15 Mar 2015 04:07:16 +0000 best resorts on cape codStay and Play on Cape Cod Year Round

There are many fun things to do on Cape Cod. Families and couples that want to have truly memorable stays in this location, tend to look for the best resorts in Cape Cod. These impressive establishments offer a range of lodging accommodations, activities, entertainment and incredible dining options.

For instance, adults who love golf can play on some of the most attractive courses in the world. These lush, green expanses are found directly on resort properties and near them. People can indulge in their favorite pastime while taking in extraordinary views and enjoying regular service from course attendants.

Fun For the Whole Family

Those who love tennis and badminton will find ample opportunity to do so, without having to travel very far. These are perfect opportunities for teens and young adults to socialize with other resort guests. Best of all, they help to keep every member of the family active and engaged. There is no time or need to watch television and while the hours away. Teenagers especially enjoy these outings as they enable them to flex their new independence in a safe and approval-worthy environment.

Adventure Awaits

Adventurous beach tours are always available for those who want to get a firsthand and in-depth experience of the natural landscape. People can walk along the shores with guides or alone. There is also access to bikes and other forms of equipment to enhance the diversity of these tours.

Kids are certainly catered to by some of the best resorts in this location. Many companies are now hosting day-long camps that kids can attend while their parents engage in other resort activities. These also include guided beach tours, swimming access, time for tennis, croquet and other sports. There will never be a shortage of new and exciting adventures for those who take part in these programs, which ensures that all youngsters remain active while away from home.

Enjoy Local Cuisine

One of the best aspects of staying in these locations, however, is the extraordinary cuisine that is served. After a long hard day of fun and excitement, people love being able to come together and share a repast. Kids, tuckered out from their adventures at summer camp, teens eager to talk about their new friend and adults wholly satisfied by the accommodations they have found, can all get together and share a sumptuous and high-quality meal.

Bayside Resort Hotel – The BEST Place to Stay on Cape Cod

Sure, there are many Cape Cod Hotels, but none quite lives up to its reputation like Bayside Resort Hotel. Year after year, Bayside is voted #1 mid-cape hotel.

Bayside offers incredible hotel vacation packages to suit every need and budget. Enjoy wonderful amenities, beautiful accommodations, a heated pool, family-friend activities, and fun local excursions.

If you’re looking for the best resorts on Cape Cod, look no further than Bayside. It’s the perfect place for making unforgettable memories.

Check out Bayside’s hotel package specials HERE.

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Unplug and Unwind on a Cape Cod Spring Break Getaway Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:49:24 +0000 Cape Cod Spring Break

Relax During Cape Cod Spring Break Week

Imagine pressing the reset button, letting all your stress melt away as you unwind on a relaxing Cape Cod spring break vacation.

Think it’s not in your budget? Think again?

Bayside Resort Hotel – voted one of the best Cape Cod hotels – is making sure everyone can enjoy a relaxing getaway in April – no matter the budget!

Relax And Indulge!

During Spreak Break Week at Bayside, parents won’t be faced with the challenge of trying to entertain the little ones for an entire week. Instead, they’ll come home completely refreshed and relaxed.

Bayside has designed “Kids Vacation Fun Week.” It is loaded with family-friendly activities and the hotel takes care of everything – from meals to games, parents don’t have to worry about a thing.

Of course, one of the big highlights of this week-long event: Parents Happy Hour at Moby Dick Pub and adults-only swim in Bayside’s heated pool.

Mingle and Swim

Every night during April Spring Break Vacation, parents are invited to get out without the kids – mingle – enjoy a glass a wine – and nibble on tasty appetizers. All the while, the kids are usually snuggled up for movie night.

Then after happy hour, Bayside’s pool opens up for a full hour just for parents! Mom and dad can swim a few laps or quietly lounge by the pool.

Mom and dad always appreciate Bayside’s adults-only time and, funny enough, so do the the kids.

Vacation On Cape Cod In April

Spring Break Vacation Packages on Cape Cod are booking up fast at Bayside Resort Hotel. Don’t wait another day to plan an April Spring Break vacation on Cape Cod for your family.

Come for a night – or stay for a week! Either way, you and the kids won’t be disappointed.


Check out Bayside’s exclusive Spring Break vacation deals HERE.

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Best Burger Joints on Cape Cod Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:50:15 +0000 Best Burger Joints on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is loaded with popular seafood spots – but many people don’t know that some of New England’s best burgers can be found right here.

That’s right! And, guess what? We have the list of the best burger joints on Cape Cod!

Dig In

People who vacation on Cape Cod and year-round residents are buzzing about some of Cape Cod’s top burger places.

From good, old-fashioned black angus burgers  to high-end kobe beef burgers – these eateries have it all!

Top 10

Here is a list of  the Top 10 Places to Grab a Burger on Cape Cod,  courtesy Cape Cod Times.

  1. Black Sheep Bah & Grille – Yarmouthport
  2. The Red Nun Bar & Grill – Chatham
  3. Pain D’Avignon – Hyannis
  4. Jack’s Lounge – Hyannis
  5. Bobby Byrne’s Restaurant and Pub – Mashpee, Sandwich, Hyannis
  6. Acai Berry Juice Bar – Hyannis
  7. Ardeo – S. Yarmouth, Hyannis, Brewster
  8. Barbyann’s Restaurant – Hyannis
  9. Marley’s Restaurant – Chatham
  10. The Captain Kidd – Woods Hole

Vacation On Cape Cod

Come sink your teeth into a succulent burger – and a fabulous Cape Cod vacation at one of the many area Cape Cod accommodations. There are some great discount deals for families, and for couples who just want to get away.

Don’t wait any longer to experience what the area truly has to offer – great food and even better Cape Cod places to stay for families and couples.

Check out what Bayside Resort Hotel has to offer this Spring. Their affordable hotel packages are available all year round! Pick your package – and go!

See Bayside’s exclusive Cape Cod vacation deals HERE.

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Nantucket Daffodil Festival 2015 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:56:16 +0000 daffodil festivalCelebrate Spring

From early April to mid-May, magic takes place on the beautiful island of Nantucket. More than three million daffodils of every color and size bloom across the island. Bountiful blossoms of yellow, white, and pink…along roadsides, gardens, window boxes and shop windows. And if you haven’t seen this brilliant spring bloom in person, make 2015 the year to see it!

Daffodil Festival 2015

Head to Nantucket April 24-26, 2015 for the Daffodil Festival. Now in its 41st year, the the Daffodil Festival is a full celebration of winter’s thaw and all things daffodils.

The festival features:

  • An antique car parade
  • Tailgate picknic
  • Beach family picnic
  • Daffy Hat, Dog and Children’s parade

Fun for Everyone

The Daffodil Festival is fantastic occasion for both locals and visitors alike. Come wear your daffy hat, watch the car parade, have a picnic… and welcome spring!

Wine and More…

Indulge in a little wine from local vineyards, plus don’t miss the:

  • The Nantucket Garden Club’s Annual Daffodil Show
  • Daffodil 5K Race.
  • Scavenger Hunt Brochures. Get a team together, and take part in the family-friendly scavenger hunt, three lucky teams will be eligible to win 40th Annual Daffodil Merchandise

Daffodil Festival Hotel Package at Bayside Resort

If an overnight stay on Nantucket is out of your budget, make Bayside Resort Hotel on Cape Cod your official Daffodil Festival Hotel accommodations.

Bayside Resort is offering an exclusive hotel package for all festival go-ers, that includes 2-night deluxe Queen room, round-trip ferry tickets to Nantucket, and FREE continental breakfast.

Come to Cape Cod this spring and celebrate the beginning of spring on Nantucket. Plus experience why Bayside Resort was TripAdvisor’s 2014 certificate of excellence winner!

Check out Bayside Resort’s Daffodil Festival hotel package HERE.

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Pristine Beauty On Monomoy Island Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:01:23 +0000 monomoy islandA Local Treasure

Off the coast of Chatham lies a little-known stretch of land that has no human residents, no electricity, and no paved roads. It is home to migratory birds, established by the U.S. government in 1944.

Pristine Beauty and Wildlife

The stretch of sand, extending from the Chatham mainland, is known as the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

Sand stretches for eight miles off the elbow of Cape Cod, forming the barrier islands of North and South Monomoy. In addition to the two islands, a 40-acre unit on Morris Island is also part of the refuge. This is where the headquarters and visitor center are located.

Resting, Nesting, and Feeding

The total size of the refuge is 7,604 acres with varied habitats of oceans, salt and freshwater marshes, dunes, and freshwater ponds. The refuge provides important resting, nesting and feeding habitat for migratory birds, including the Federally protected piping plover and roseate tern. More than ten species of seabirds, shorebirds, and waterbirds nest on the islands.

Interesting History

Monomoy Island used to have its own community as early as 1710. A tavern for sailors was opened up in the location of today’s Hospital Pond, known then as Wreck Cove.

During the early 1800’s a deep natural harbor at Monomoy’s inner shore, known as the Powder Hole, attracted a sizeable fishing settlement. In its prime Whitewash Village housed about 200 residents, a tavern inn called Monomoit House, and Public School #13, which at one time boasted 16 students.

The village was abandoned after its harbor was washed away by a hurricane around 1860.

Public Access

Monomoy Island is open to the public, but everyone is asked to comply with local, state, and federal laws because it is a national wildlife refuge. Vehicles are restricted. Public trails are open sunrise and sunset. Hunting, campfires, and camping are not permitted.

Exploring Cape Cod

A trip to Cape Cod always offers something special to see and do – no matter what time of year you choose to visit. Get outside and explore everything the region has to offer, then treat yourself to a wonderful stay at an award winning Cape Cod hotel.

Bayside Resort Hotel offers affordable hotel vacation packages for couples and families. Stay and experience notable accommodations at Bayside Resort, and sightsee your way one of the most beautiful spots in New England.

Check out Bayside’s amazing hotel deals HERE.

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Spring Break On Cape Cod? Let’s Go! Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:26:41 +0000 spring break on cape cod


Spring Break on Cape Cod 

If you live in the Northeast, you know how badly you are waiting for Spring. After a long, hard, snowy winter… it’s time to start thinking about the warmer months ahead. And the next school vacation coming down the pike is April school vacation break week.

Fun Kids Vacation Week

This April, after the snow has melted and the daffodils have bloomed – head to Bayside Resort Hotel for vacation fun week.

Bayside, Cape Cod’s award winning resort hotel, has been hosting Kids Vacation Fun Week during school vacation for years. For Spring Break, Bayside is always a packed house with kids playing and parents ready to unwind. It’s a Spring Break package that caters to the whole family!

Activities Abound!

The kids have a ton of activities to choose from each and every day. From games and live entertainment to swimming and Wii – there is an activity for every child, young and old.

  • Scavenger hunts
  • Magic shows
  • Pool games
  • Family BINGO
  • Pizza parties
  • Kids karaoke
  • Movie marathons

Fun for Parents Too!

Parents get to unwind at Bayside because they know their children are safe and having FUN. Of course, Bayside’s heated swimming pool and parents happy hour are big hits too.

Spring Break Cape Cod Vacation Packages

Kids Vacation Fun Week – there is no other Spring Break package like it on Cape Cod or anywhere in New England.

And the best part? It’s affordable! Check out Bayside Hotel’s family fun spring break vacation package HERE.

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Exploring Cape Cod Roots on the Hopper House Tour Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:05:35 +0000 hopper house

Museum of Fine Art, Boston

Hopper House Tours Cape Cod

One of the little-known tours on Cape Cod is close by in the towns of Wellfleet and Truro,  where Lisbeth Chapman gives an extraordinary 2-hour lesson on the life and work of artist Edward Hopper.

Deep Devotion

Hopper’s devotion to New England, especially Cape Cod, ran deep. Hopper arrived on Cape Cod with his wife, Josephine, in 1930 and they would spend almost half of his 84 summers there, in their classic Cape house with a large window overlooking Fisher Beach. Right up until his death in 1967, the Cape is where he would go to paint what became some of his most famous works, including “Cape Cod Sunset,” “Corn Hill,” “Seven A.M.,” and “Gas.” In total, he painted more than a hundred oils and watercolors depicting the Cape, including one in 1946 titled “October on Cape Cod” that sold at auction last year for $9.6 million.

Insightful Tours

For Cape Codders, pointing out the dunes, beachfront homes, towering church spires, and sweeping landscapes that Hopper painted has a sport of sorts. Identifying Hopper’s subjects is also a passion for Lisbeth Chapman, who has researched the houses and vistas painted by Edward Hopper in Wellfleet and Truro in the early 1930s.

Hopper – Then and Now

Chapman offers, what she calls, a year-round “then and now” tour.  You can join her for a two-hour car ride over back roads and to out-of-the-way places to visit the houses and vistas Hopper painted as they are today.  Much of the Truro and Wellfleet that Edward Hopper painted retains its 1930s flavor.  She will entertain you with personal family anecdotes and information about where he lived for four summers in a summer rental cottage from 1930 to 1933 before moving to his own studio.

All tours start at Wellfleet Town Pier, with free parking on the Pier between Mac’s Seafood and the Harbormaster’s Office.  The tour includes locations of four paintings in Wellfleet, and 26 paintings in South Truro.

Cape Cod Winter Vacations

The Hopper House tour is just one of the many great activities you can experience on Cape Cod year round! And with some great Cape Cod resorts – like Bayside Resort Hotel – offering year-round hotel packages and deals – you can’t go wrong!  Make this gorgeous part of New England your winter vacation destination. You won’t be disappointed.

Find out why Bayside Resort Hotel has been consistently voted best mid-Cape hotel. Check out their affordable hotel vacation packages HERE.

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