Sunday, April 18, 2010;
Southwest has nonstop flights from BWI to Boston, with June fares starting at around $120 round trip. Barnstable is about 75 miles from Logan International Airport.
WHERE TO STAY
The Packet Mail House
2772 Main St., Barnstable
On the historic 6A Kings Highway, the road that originally threaded the Cape together, from the Sagamore Bridge at the Cape Cod Canal to Provincetown. Available for rent on http://www.vrbo.com for $350 a night (3-night minimum) or $1,500 a week in the off-season, $450 a night (3-night minimum) or $2,000 a week in the high season. Sleeps 9 to 11.
The Lamb and Lion B&B
2504 Main St., Barnstable
Just a five-minute walk from Barnstable Harbor. Rooms start at $165.
2839 Main St., Barnstable
Award-winning Victorian inn built in 1853. Rooms start at $135.
WHERE TO EAT
Osterville Fish, Too
275 Mill Way, Barnstable
Local seafood favorite, great for takeout. Eat on the patio overlooking the marina and Barnstable Harbor. Plates from $7.49.
Baxter's Boathouse Club
177 Pleasant St., Hyannis
Opens for the season April 23. Guests 21 and up can enter "the club" for full-service, piano-side dining or cocktails on the deck. Entrees start at $9.99. Families order counter service in "Baxter's Fish 'n' Chips." $16.99 for fish 'n' chips.
338 Commercial St., Provincetown; 508-487-6630
This South African restaurant reopens for the season in May. Entrees start at $9.
WHAT TO DO
Daniel Davis House
3074 Main St., Barnstable
Contains the Barnstable Historical Society's collection of maritime, colonial and Native American artifacts and antiques. Open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, mid-June through mid-October. Free.
3090 Main St., Barnstable
Founded in 1863. Contains extensive genealogical records of the earliest settlers to the area and a 400-year-old Bible.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
3055 Main St., Barnstable
Famous for the beautiful flower gardens Kurt Vonnegut enjoyed.
269 Millway, Barnstable
Five types of boats are available for rent here, starting at $250 for a half day. Enjoy one of the most active whale migration spots in the world.
-- W.P. and Patrick O'Boyle