This weekends weather report is calling for rain, rain and more rain. But do not let that keep you from coming down to the Cape for the weekend. If you want to getaway, it will not matter if it is raining out, you will still enjoy your stay here in lovely Eastham. There is still plenty to do on a rainy day on the Cape. Right here in Eastham is the National Seashore Visitors Center where you can browse the exhibits, bookstore and theater. You can also browse the local art gallery’s and antique shops located along historic rt. 6 and rt.6a. There are some excellent restaurants for a romantic night out as well as local bars and entertainment for all. Book your stay right online, packages available as well.
Cape Cod has a lot to offer even when it rains. If you think that you will be bored on the Cape on a rainy day, think again! Right here in Eastham there are many things to do on a rainy day. The National Seashore Salt Pond Visitor Center is located just up the street from the Town Crier and is a great place to visit. They have exhibits, realistic models, displays and guided tours of the salt pond. View more about the visitor center here. The Gift Barn and arcade offers family fun for hours. Play some great games and win some great toys. The Gift Barn also has penny candy and pizza and more! You can also browse the many antiques shops that are right here in Eastham.
During the Summer months the 3 Sisters Lighthouses in Eastham have tours. On Sundays and Tuesdays you can learn some interesting facts and history about these lighthouses. At 5pm and for 1 hour you can tour the lighthouses and stroll through the Eastham trails learning about the importance of a lighthouse. The start of the tour is at the Nauset beach parking lot just 1/4 mile from the lighthouses. You will then have a guided walking tour to the lighthouses as well as a chance to see the inside of them. This is a great activity to do with the family at the end of a long day at the beach.
The Fourth of July is just around the corner and the weather should be just perfect. After all of the rainy weather we have had this past month, the rest of the summer should be gorgeous. This weekend will be fun filled starting with July 3rd with a Air National Guard Band of the Northeast Concert at the National Seashore Visitor Center just up the street from the Town Crier. Then On the evening of July 3rd there will be fireworks that can be seen from any bay side Eastham beach. On July 4th at the Eastham Schoolhouse Museum there will be an old fashioned celebration with lemonade, cookies, and ice cream from 1-4pm. Come on down to the Cape and enjoy a great fun filled weekend this 4th of July with the family!
On July 1st from 5-8pm there will be a cookout at First Encounter Beach in Eastham. The cookout is being sponsored by the Eastham Chamber of Commerce and there will be plenty of food and refreshments. All food will cost only $1-2 and the proceeds will benefit Eastham non profit groups such as: Cape Cod Children’s Place, the ECEC -Eastham Committee on Early Childhood, and the Boy Scouts. There will be an AWESOME grilling station that is located on the back of a huge converted oil truck. All stainless steel construction and a great sight for the kids to enjoy. There will also be music by Eric’s Steel Drum Band. Everyone is invited and there is no fee to join.