Looking for a relaxing and fun-filled Cape Cod getaway before the arrival of the summer tourists? Look no further than a weekend in the Village of Woods Hole. While families often plan vacations during the summer months when kids are off school, May and June provide an excellent opportunity for both couples and singles to enjoy all of the Woods Hole attractions and beautiful weather minus the high season crowds!
Where to Stay
- Sands of Time Motor Inn and Harbor House – located just outside the village within walking distance to restaurants, the ferry and shopping. Guests are a short distance from Nobska Beach and Lighthouse, Shining Sea Bikeway and Woods Hole museums and aquarium. The inn has several rooms with private balconies to enjoy views of the harbor and Vineyard Sound.
- Treehouse Lodge – boasts a cozy courtyard and fire pit to relax and converse. Located outside the village near shopping, restaurants and the ferry. A great bonus is free rides to the beach and ferry for weekend visitors.
- Woods Hole Inn – the bed and breakfast is nestled in the heart of the bustling village, adjacent to restaurants, shops and the ferry. Each room is unique, several with private decks overlooking the harbor.
- Woods Hole Passage Bed and Breakfast Inn – sits on an expansive lawn with peaceful and pristine gardens. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast on the outdoor patio before borrowing bikes to explore the nearby beaches, ponds, bike path and the village.
Eat, Drink and Play: Weekend Itinerary
A great place to start your vacation upon Friday arrival is by unwinding on the waterfront deck at Landfall Restaurant to enjoy a sunset cocktail and appetizer, or stop by Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar and Cafe for a drink and oysters on their harbor-side dock. Then head over to Water Street Kitchen or the Captain Kidd Restaurant for a fine dining experience offering a variety of seafood, land, and vegetarian options.
Begin your Saturday morning with a pastry from Pie in the Sky or a gourmet coffee drink from Coffee Obsession before heading out on the ferry for a day exploring Martha’s Vineyard. After returning from your excursion, enjoy dinner at Quicks Hole Tavern located directly across from the ferry terminal. After dinner, treat yourself to an ice cream sundae from Candy Go Nuts.
Sunday morning take in the breathtaking views of Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands from Nobska Lighthouse. Then grab a sandwich to-go from Jimmy’s Classic Eats or Woods Hole Market and Provisions to take along for a ride on the Shining Sea Bikeway. Along the route you will find beaches and benches to stop and take a break to enjoy your lunch.
Relax after your ride with chips and guacamole and a beer or cocktail on the laid back deck of Quicks Hole Taqueria and then pick up a souvenir before heading out of town. Check out the local shops offering handmade gifts, unique jewelry, artwork, and clothing.
You’re now ready to return back to life, rested, relaxed and recharged!