Taken from the pages of our 2019 CapeMade Field Guide, this month’s town guide explores Cape Cod’s downtown. Hyannis has always been the hub/commercial center of the Cape and there is no shortage of small businesses to support, fun activities and local adventures!
Spend the day on Hyannis’ Main Street and enjoy shopping, dining and a touch of history. Start your day with breakfast at the Daily Paper, a smoothie at The Local Juice or coffee at Rendezvous Cafe followed by explorations through the JFK Hyannis Museum, the Zion Union Heritage Museum or the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. In the summer months, follow the Kennedy Legacy Trail or the Walkway to the Sea to Hyannis’ working harbor and check out the Artist Shanties before a lobster roll at the Black Cat or a cruise on the Bay Spirit Tours.
Head back up to Main Street and grab a snack from Smith Family Popcorn followed by some local shopping starting at our very own Love Live Local retail store, Seaporium, Crazy Mermaids, Allium, Bennett Gallery or SoHo Arts Co.to name a few. Grab a late lunch or early drink at Anejo or Tap City Grille before dinner at Pizza Barbone,Downtown Bistro, Misaki or the Naked Oyster. Satisfy your sweet tooth withKatie’s Ice Cream or Kandy Korner.
Explore the beach areas of Hyannis with a drive through Hyannisport ending at the picturesque Keyes Beach or Kalmus Beach for windsurfingand Veterans Beach where you can check out the John F. Kennedy Memorialand Korean War Memorial.
Looking for some grown up fun? Check out Cape Cod Beer(shop at neighboring Pawsitive Provisions and Summer House Soaps) or Barnstable Brewingfor beer samples, catch a summer show at the Cape Cod Melody Tent or head to The West End or Embargo for crafted cocktails and a fun night out.