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Details: Getting to and around Barnstable and Cape Cod

Sunday, April 18, 2010; F04

GETTING THERE

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

508-362-6823

http://www.lambandlion.com

Just a five-minute walk from Barnstable Harbor. Rooms start at $165.

Beechwood B&B

2839 Main St., Barnstable

508-362-6618

http://www.beechwoodinn.com

Award-winning Victorian inn built in 1853. Rooms start at $135.

WHERE TO EAT

Osterville Fish, Too

275 Mill Way, Barnstable

508-362-2295

http://www.ostervillefish.net

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

508-775-4490

http://www.baxterscapecod.com

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.

Karoo Kafe

338 Commercial St., Provincetown; 508-487-6630

http://www.karookafe.com

This South African restaurant reopens for the season in May. Entrees start at $9.

WHAT TO DO

Daniel Davis House

3074 Main St., Barnstable

508-362-2982

http://barnstablehistoricalsociety.org

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.

Sturgis Library

3090 Main St., Barnstable

508-362-6636

http://www.sturgislibrary.org

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

508-362-3977

http://www.stmarys-church.org

Famous for the beautiful flower gardens Kurt Vonnegut enjoyed.

Millway Marina

269 Millway, Barnstable

508-362-4904

http://www.millwaymarina.com

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.

INFORMATION

http://www.capecodchamber.org

-- W.P. and Patrick O'Boyle

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