Every couple wants their honeymoon to be special, romantic and an unforgettable experience full of precious memories. However, the research for the perfect spot might be stressful and overwhelming. With so many bucket-list worthy places to choose from around the world, narrowing down the destination is not an easy task. With the wedding planning and all the little details, it’s hard to find time and put enough effort into finding the best destination for your honeymoon.
We are here to help! Why not stay local? It’s increasingly harder to take extra time off from work or your budget may be tight after the expense of your wedding. Perhaps a shorter, more intimate, mini honeymoon close to home will work for now and a more extensive trip can be taken at a later time. Staying local takes away the stress of passports and the planning of international travel (schedules and flights) after all the preparation you’ve done for your wedding. A local honeymoon can be just what you need to relax and enjoy each other when the wedding stress is over and we have the perfect destination for your honeymoon!
Cape Cod, the 70-mile arm-shaped peninsula, is known as one of the best summertime wedding and honeymoon destinations in the U.S. With an extensive 40-miles of National Seashore, Cape Cod is one of New England’s premier beach destinations. It’s the site of quaint towns, colorful seafood shacks, lighthouses, ponds, bright fishing boats, and pristine ocean beaches. Picturesque and romantic, Cape Cod is an easy drive from any location in the Northeast and offers a variety of activities sure to please every couple. Whether you are planning a quick weekend trip or a long honeymoon vacation, Cape Cod’s small towns offer a combination of history, adventure, and relaxation that will help you create romantic memories to last a lifetime. You will find a diverse selection of romantic things to see and do in these beautiful places from boating and whale watching to art galleries and gourmet seafood restaurants.
One town stands out from the rest! The town of Chatham offers upscale surroundings, stunning views, and the most convenient location for day trips. Our warm, cozy, and intimate Inn is located in downtown Chatham and at the same time, it’s tucked away from Main Street just far enough so it feels isolated from the world. Warm fireplaces, soothing Jacuzzis and spa baths, plush bathrobes await you and your new spouse in our romantic rooms. While all of our rooms have their romantic Cape Cod charm, we would recommend the Yarmouth Room, Stage Harbor Suite and Port Fortune Room. Make sure that you request our Cape Cod Honeymoon Package when you reserve your stay. Our package includes a complimentary bottle of chilled champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a dozen red roses for a truly extraordinary couples retreat. Our downtown location also offers a lively night scene. The best restaurants in town are steps away offering romantic settings and exquisite seafood offerings. After dinner, you can catch the local band playing in the nearby park, catch a show at the nearby theatre, savor some cocktails at an upscale bar on the ocean.
Let us guide you through the many activities Chatham and Cape Cod have to offer. Boat rides (sunset cruises, whale watching excursions, seal tours), walks and hikes on sandy beaches of the National Seashore, sand dune tours, biking, and outdoor clam bakes are just a few of the numerous things to do.
Make sure you include in your itinerary a visit to lively Provincetown. The town offers picture-perfect Commercial Street with numerous galleries, theaters, nightclubs, and gourmet restaurants. Provincetown marks the Pilgrims’ first anchorage in the New World with a towering monument. This bohemian seaport is an excellent whale watching spot.
During your honeymoon, a day trip to either Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket is a must. Marth’s Vineyard island has been a secret summer hideaway of the rich and famous for more than a century. Today, the “Hollywood East” is going strong – thanks to frequent visitors like David Letterman, Bill Murray, Meg Ryan, and several U.S. presidents who love to spend their vacation time on the island. But despite the all-star summer lineup, a laid back lifestyle rules the island. So swap the stilettos for your flat sandals and get a glimpse of this slice of heaven. On the other hand, Nantucket is better known as a more refined vacation destination. A Nantucket visit is about riding through the cobblestone streets on your rental bike or lazing about on the shore with a beach time read. This special island is home to one of the best Whaling Museums in the world, and the iconic Nantucket Lightship basket.
For most newlyweds, the honeymoon is the trip of a lifetime. Sure, you may end up taking a bigger or wilder trip down the road, but the first post-wedding getaway must be one to remember. It allows you time to enjoy each other with all the wedding planning and stress behind you. It sets the tone for the adventures you’ll have in your future, and it provides memories that will last a lifetime
Whether you are getting married on Cape Cod and are looking for a mini-honeymoon getaway, or you crossed the ocean to come and visit Cape Cod as part of your New England itinerary or just because you chose Cape Cod as your honeymoon destination, be assured that The Old Harbor Inn is the best place to stay on Cape Cod and in Chatham. We will make sure you honeymoon is perfect in every way. Keep falling in love with each other while you fall in love with Cape Cod.