Bayside Resort Hotel, West Yarmouth, MA » Things To Do Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:31:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2014 Thanksgiving At Old Sturbridge Village Sat, 01 Nov 2014 14:00:43 +0000 Old Sturbridge Village


Cape Cod Thanksgiving Weekend 


If you are looking for something fun and unique to do during the long Thanksgiving weekend, then you may want to bring the family to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.


A Window Back In Time


Like many people who choose to celebrate Thanksgiving at home – the ritual of preparing a feast for a big gathering also holds true at Old Sturbridge Village.


On Thanksgiving Day, the Village re-creates for modern-day visitors the traditions of the holiday as it was celebrated in the early 19th century!


Holiday Highlights


Highlights on Thanksgiving Day include hearth cooking  in preparation for a mid-day meal, when a farm family gathers at the table to feast.


See what was on the menu for an early New England Thanksgiving dinner and learn about table manners of the period, and other customs —  like a roll tucked inside the napkin or turnip sauce!


Give Thanks On A Massachusetts Sightseeing Adventure


You can also attend a re-created Thanksgiving Day service in the Center Meetinghouse and learn about why “giving thanks” on Thanksgiving Day was so important to early New Englanders, and why this holiday was held in higher esteem than many others, even Christmas or Easter.


Finally, after your belly is full,  you can cheer on the Village menfolk as they engage in an after-dinner shooting match with blackpowder muskets and a paper target.


Book A November Vacation!


A day trip to Old Sturbridge Village is the perfect compliment to a November vacation at Bayside Resort Hotel on Cape Cod.


It is also a window back in time – a chance to explore what Thanksgiving was truly like for New Englanders centuries ago. So get out and enjoy all that our historic state has to offer this Thanksgiving, then kick back and relax during the long holiday weekend at one of Cape Cod’s best hotels – Bayside Resort Hotel.


Check out their exclusive hotel package deals HERE.



]]> 0
Come Get a Taste of Yarmouth 2014 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:39:18 +0000


Fabulous Food Festival


An old favorite is back! The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce is hosting it annual food festival in November… but there is a twist! The event is now being touted as the 1st Annual Trolley Tour Taste of Yarmouth!


When: Saturday, November 8th from 4 to 8PM.


Trolley Tours and Tastings!


This traveling food festival will start and end at The Cove at Yarmouth and will consist of trolley rides to participating restaurants, including:


  • 4 Bros. Bistro
  • Acapulco’s Mexican Family Restaurant & Cantina
  • Candy Company
  • Cape Cod Creamery
  • Captain Parker’s Pub
  • DiParma Italian Table
  • The Yarmouth House
  • and so many more!


Attendees will have several “tastes” of restaurants best dishes… A chance to taste all that Yarmouth has to offer!


Anniversary Bash!


After the tasting is over head over to 4 Bros Bistro for an evening to celebrate the town of Yarmouth’s 375th birthday! A tower of gourmet cupcakes celebrating the big milestone will be on display, generously donated by Keilars Bakery.


An assortment of other local bakeries will provide dessert tastings and there will be live entertainment!


A Weekend Getaway to Cape Cod


There is no better way to enjoy The Taste of Yarmouth than by staying overnight at Bayside Resort Hotel – located right in West Yarmouth! This year, they are offering an exclusive Taste of Yarmouth Package Hotel Deal that includes:


  • 2 Nights  Deluxe Accommodations
  • 2 Tickets to Taste of Yarmouth Food Festival – Trolley Tour 4-8pm
  • Admission to Yarmouth 375th Birthday Celebration – 8pm
  • 6pm Late Check-out Sunday


This is an incredible deal – all for just $259! Claim this Cape Cod hotel deal now, and book today!

]]> 0
Cape Cod Nightlife: Performing Arts Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:03:23 +0000 cape cod nightlife

Cape Cod Theater and Performing Arts


You’ve come to Cape Cod for the weekend. You want to hit the town at night, but the club scene is not your thing. What else is there to do?


The answer: The theatre!


Cape Cod Theatre Companies


There are dozens of Cape Cod theatre companies offering vacationers a dynamic, and entertaining, Cape Cod nightlife option.


Whether you’re pining for comedy or satire – these Cape Cod theatre venues are some of the most popular in the region.


  • Academy of Performing Arts (Orleans)
  • Barnstable Comedy Club (Barnstable)
  • Cape Cod Theatre Project (Falmouth)
  • Cape Playhouse (Dennis)
  • Cape Rep Theatre (Brewster)
  • Cotuit Center for the Arts (Barnstable)
  • Counter Productions (Provincetown)
  • Falmouth Theatre Guild (Falmouth)
  • Monomoy Theatre (Chatham)
  • Payomet Performing Arts Center (Truro)
  • Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (W.H.A.T.) (Wellfleet)
  • Woods Hole Theater Company (Falmouth)


Hurry though. Tickets to see some of the productions at these theatres sell out fast.


Weekend Getaway Packages to Cape Cod


Don’t wait too long before booking your next weekend getaway to Cape Cod. There are many Cape Cod resorts that offer fantastic vacation hotel packages for long weekend. Check out the exciting deals at Bayside Resort Hotel – voted #1 mid-cape hotel!


Their exclusive overnight Cape Cod hotel specials are available HERE.

]]> 0
Cape Cod Antique Shopping – The Cape’s Biggest And Best Dealer Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:41:42 +0000


Antique Shopping on Cape Cod


Cape Cod tourist attractions are famous. From whale watching and fishing to boating and concert going – there’s something for everyone here. Even shoppers – and thrifty ones at that – revel in Cape Cod’s wonderful stores and antique shops.


The Best Cape Cod Antique Dealer


One of the more popular antique dealers on the Cape is called The Antiques Center of Cape Cod. With more than 250 dealers and a constant supply of imported collectibles from Europe – The Antiques Center is by far one of the largest and busiest dealers in the area.


An Antique Collector’s Dream


Located in Dennis, MA and founded in 1991, the Center has been a business boon for the antique industry and the Cape itself. Tourists love the Center’s outlet feel. With two grand floors of dealer space, you can find just about anything and at GREAT prices.


The Center is loaded with a variety of fine antiques, art, ephemera, glass, potty, silver, and many other types of collectibles. Once you step foot inside the Center – you won’t want to leave.


Stay and Shop on Cape Cod


Of course, antiquing is hardly a single day excursion. Many people make a whole weekend out of it – especially on Black Friday 2014.


And you can too, by taking advantage of this Special Offer: Turkey Day Shop ‘Til You Drop at Bayside Resort Hotel. Come immerse yourself in the popular Cape Cod tourist attraction of antiquing… and stay at an award-winning Cape Cod resort hotel in West Yarmouth, MA!


But hurry.  This offer won’t last long.

]]> 1
Touring Plimoth Plantation Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:31:55 +0000 plimoth plantation

Day Trip to Plimoth Plantation


A fun fall day trip from Cape Cod includes a fascinating tour of the historic 1627 English Village at Plimoth Plantation, in Plymouth, Massachusettes.


A Trip Back in Time


The 1627 English village is exactly what the name suggests, a re-creation of a 1627 farming town just like the ones some of the earliest settlers of the U.S, would have built in the middle of the Wampanoag Indians’ land. Visitors to the village will find themselves taken back to life as it was in an authentic “Pilgrim” village just seven years after the Mayflower landed.


Self-Guided Tours

The whole experience is self guided so you can walk at your own pace amongst the timber frame houses, gardens, livestock and villagers. Feel free to ask questions or strike up a conversation with any of the role players who are going about their days eating, working or involved in lively conversations throughout the town.


Immerse Yourself in Pilgrim Culture


All the town folk have unique stories to tell and are well versed in the history of the settlement as well as subjects like the medical practices and religious beliefs of the times. And don’t worry that your Shakespearean English might not be up to par. Though the settlers all speak in the language of the period, modern English is just fine for visitors (though you may be asked to explain the meaning of modern terms such as “bathroom”).


Cape Cod Hotel Packages at Bayside Resort


This is a truly unique experience that your whole family will be talking about for years to come. So make a day trip to Plymouth on your next Cape Cod vacation at Bayside Resort Hotel – the cape’s premiere family year round destination. Check out their amazing hotel deals HERE.

]]> 0
True Cape Cod Ghost Tales Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:14:25 +0000 Cape Cod Ghost

Ghostly Stories of Cape Cod


Who doesn’t love true life ghost stories?


Massachusetts is full of ghostly tales. From the old witches of Salem to the phantoms of the Cape’s inns and taverns – there is a ghost story in nearly every town here in the Bay State.


Bone-Chilling & Creepy


One of the creepiest, bone-chilling Cape Cod ghost stories, is the ghost of Althea Powell. The story is so scary, it was even featured on WCVB’s Chronicle show.


Here’s a captivating excerpt:


In the summer of 2002 three gentlemen were staying here on a vacation from the British Virgin Islands. On of the men, Michael Blaize woke up to feel a “body” sit on the edge of his bed. He pulled the covers up over his eyes hoping he was dreaming, but the “figure” arose off of the bed and traveled to the foot of the bed and began caressing Michael’s feet. He was now fully covered in his blanket and comforter and begging for the morning to come, when he felt this ghost grab the 2 bed posts and began shaking the bed. This ended as quickly as it started and Michael got up, packed his bags and took his chances on the outside deck for the remainder of the night until the sun rose and he felt safe. The next morning we listened in stunned silence as he told the story. We exchanged glances of disbelief and wanted to laugh until Arpad’s 89 year old mother stepped out on to the deck and announced that she could not sleep because of the all the racket and banging coming from the room across the hall.


Local Ghost Hunting


Cape Cod ghost stories have become quite the tourist attraction. People from around the country come and stay here at the Bayside Inn in search of thrills and chills. While we haven’t had many ghosts pop-up in the corridors, our guests sure have fun ghost hunting around town. It’s always fun to hear what they’ve seen or heard.


Ghost Adventure Vacation On Cape Cod


Why not turn your upcoming fall vacation into a Cape Cod ghost hunt? Bayside Resort Hotel – Cape Cod best hotel – is offering exclusive, affordable vacation packages for families and couples’ getaways! Check out their latest hotel packages HERE.

]]> 0
Brewster For The Holidays 2014 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:43:31 +0000 Brewster for the Holidays

Cape Cod Holiday Attractions


There’s no doubt about it. The holidays are a special time of year on Cape Cod. The weather is cool and brisk. The beautiful holiday lights are up. And everyone – from town to town – is filled with joyful Christmas spirit.


One Cape Cod town that really goes all out for the holidays is Brewster MA – the home of the annual “Brewster For The Holidays” celebration.


Cape Cod Holiday Traditions


This year’s celebration unfolds during the first weekend of December. During this time, local businesses display special holiday flags which will invite shoppers to come in to experience their unique holiday spirit. Look for these flags outside shops, restaurants, inns, museums, and galleries.


Festive Lineup


Of course, a good old-fashion town holiday celebration just wouldn’t be complete without music, food and family fun – and that’s just what Brewster For The Holidays 2014 offers.


On Friday, December 5th – you can watch the special wreath lighting at Drummer Boy Park.


On Saturday, December 6th – sing along with the Brewster Band Concert at the Brewster Baptist Church.


And on Sunday, December 7th – the GRAND FINALE – a gala family holiday party at the Cape Cod Natural History Museum.


All festival events are sponsored by local businesses and are free of charge unless noted on the event calendar.


Christmas On Cape Cod


Christmastime on Cape Cod is like no other – and the town of Brewster is no exception.


Come take part in the holiday festivities and stay for the whole weekend at Bayside Resort Hotel – one of the Best Cape Cod accommodations in the region!


December hotel packages are ready for booking, so NOW is the time to book your holiday stay. Just think of how much fun you’ll have – and all the new Christmas memories that will be made.


Check out Bayside Hotel Resort’s best holiday vacation deals HERE.


Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!


]]> 0
Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend 2014 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:19:34 +0000 Nantucket Christmas Stroll

Cape Cod for the Holidays


What’s up on Cape Cod on the holidays? A lot – including  the always exciting Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend on Nantucket.


A New England Holiday Tradition


The Nantucket Christmas Stroll – December 5 – 7, 2014 – is a holiday tradition that attracts visitors from around the world.


Now one of the original Christmas Strolls, Nantucket’s was started in 1973 as a way to encourage locals to do their holiday shopping on the island of Nantucket as a way to stimulate the local economy. Back in the ’70s, the event was known as the ‘Nantucket Shoppers Stroll.’ Stores would remain open late, and shoppers would literally “stroll” from shop to shop, giving people a chance to socialize with friends and, of course, buy their holiday gifts.


What To Expect


Christmas Stroll begins when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to Nantucket via a Coast Guard vessel and parade up Main Street accompanied by the Town Crier. Kids then have the opportunity to meet with Santa and encounter the Magical Talking Tree! Visitors can also see and listen to Victorian carolers, bell ringers, and other musicians on Main Street.


The Nantucket Christmas Stroll is the perfect weekend to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy Cape Cod’s cozy shops and restaurants.


Cape Cod Christmas


Make Cape Cod a part of your holiday tradition by booking your vacation package today.


A Nantucket Christmas Stroll Package at Bayside Resort Hotel is an affordable and memorable holiday experience for you and your loved ones.  It is the perfect weekend to get in the holiday spirit while enjoying Cape Cod’s cozy lodging, unique shops and delicious restaurants.


]]> 0
What’s Up at the ZooQuarium on Cape Cod? Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:38:22 +0000 Zooquarium

Fun Things to Do on Cape Cod for Kids


Want to do something really fun with the kids on Cape Cod? Get up close with real sea creatures and other wonderful animals at the Cape Cod ZooQuarium in West Yarmouth MA.


Fascinating Finds at the ZooQuarium!


Children love gazing into ZooQuarium’s many tanks full of wonderful creatures that inhabit the waters off Cape Cod. They hold just about everything… from Stripers to lobsters, frogs and turtles.


Families can also learn about the precious environment that surrounds the region… and what they can do to help protect it.


Outdoor Activities


If the weather is cooperating, head outside and get an up close look at the friendly animals in the farmyard and discover how they came to be such an important part of the human life.


The tidal pool is where you can actually touch the critters that inhabit our shoreline. The pool is home to a variety of interesting creatures that change throughout the year. You may see hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, mussels, sea stars, urchins, clams, fiddler crabs and more.


Family Cape Cod Hotel Packages


Don’t wait too long before booking your family vacation to Cape Cod. There are many Cape Cod resorts that offer fantastic vacation hotel packages for traveling families. Check out the exciting deals at Bayside Resort Hotel – voted #1 mid-cape hotel!


Their exclusive vacation packages are available HERE.

]]> 0
Take A Hike This Fall On Cape Cod Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:17:19 +0000 fall on cape cod

Glorious Natural Setting


Fall on Cape Cod.  It takes on a completely different atmosphere. When the summer crowds depart, the pace slows dramatically and Cape Cod turns from a bustling tourist center into a quaint relaxed collection of communities and glorious natural settings.


Autumn In New England


Nature walks become a wonderful private experience during the fall. This is a time when you and your family can truly enjoy the natural beauty and peace of the area’s setting – and may even encounter some fascinating wildlife.


Here are 5 of the best fall nature walks on Cape Cod.


  1. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary — Beautiful fall foliage and many types of wildlife abound on this thousand acre sanctuary.
  2. Green Briar Nature Center — The tree lined river reflecting the autumn foliage is a magical site. The smell of the jam from the Green Briar jam kitchen is fairly magical as well.
  3. Race Point — During the fall one can feel as if they are the only person in the world at Race Point. Enjoy the quiet solitude amongst the windswept dunes as you watch the waves gently lap the shore.
  4. The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History — A museum may seem like an odd place for a nature walk but the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History offers many trails on its grounds including boardwalks, salt marsh, woodland and beach trails.
  5. Great Island — From salt meadow to pine woods to sandy beach Great Island offers trail walkers abundant variety and a few challenging trails.


Book A Cape Cod Vacation This Fall!


Take a Cape Cod fall vacation and see for yourself just how relaxing these natural treasures can be. Take advantage of exclusive savings at some of the best Cape Cod accommodations, like Bayside Resort Hotel – voted #1 mid-Cape resort! Bayside offers great hotel deals all year round. Click HERE to see what they are offering this fall!

]]> 0