[dropcap]The[/dropcap] Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is the epitome of all things Cape Cod. Located in Harwich, Massachusetts, less than a two-hour drive from Boston, the Wequassett provides the perfect location for a wedding or a weekend getaway. Each of the guestrooms is charming and decorated with hints of Cape Cod touches. Many of the rooms also have decks or private patios, which allow guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful grounds.
There are numerous dining options on this magnificent resort, including the four-star new American restaurant Twenty-Eight Atlantic. Thoreau’s, which is next door to Twenty-Eight Atlantic, has a cozy bar-like atmosphere and an extensive menu. Libaytion is the outdoor bar that’s open for both lunch and dinner during the summer. Another dining option is the Outer Bar and Grille, which has a more casual atmosphere and incredible views of the bay. Poolside dining is also a must – be prepared to have one of the most delicious lobster rolls of your life.
The picturesque resort boasts a golf course with views of the bay and clay tennis courts. Tennis and golf pros are onsite for guests who are advanced players looking to brush up on their technique or for beginners who want to play for fun. The pro shop near the tennis courts has some of the trendiest athletic gear.
There are several activities to keep your family entertained during the summer months. In July and August, the Wequassett hosts the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, which includes a range of performers on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Although there is no cost to attend the festival, there is an option to enjoy a prix-fixe meal at Twenty-Eight Atlantic, which will ensure seating for the festival.
Another popular activity at the resort is the Culinary Festival, which runs on select dates in June through September. The festival includes events such as “Bubbles, Bites, and Lollipops,” “Hops and Hogs,” and “A Mediterranean Sojourn.” These events include cuisines from several legendary chefs. Additionally, the “Monday Night Clambake” and the “Thursday Night Grill,” which both offer some of Cape Cod’s favorites, are popular summer events.
Although there is enough to keep you occupied at the resort, there are plenty of activities nearby the Wequassett for those who choose to leave the property. Monomoy Island Excursions offers several cruise rides each day. This is a great way to see wildlife, the scenic coastline and some of the beautiful lighthouses. A short drive to Main Street in Hyannis will fulfill any desire for retail therapy. If you are in the market for clothing, jewelry, antiques or art, you will surely find several options on Main Street.
For those looking for a cultural activity, the Harwich Historical Society and Brooks Academy Museum offer several exhibits, including the Cranberry Culture Exhibit, which highlights the history of cranberry farming through photographs and other artifacts.
Lastly, what is a trip to Cape Cod during the summer without ice cream? There are several local spots that offer delicious and homemade flavors such as Sundae School and Schoolhouse Ice Cream, both in Harwich Port, and Katie’s Ice Cream in Hyannis, to name a few.