Day & Night in Mashpee – Your Concierge VisitAdd to My Luxx Living
The Luxx Concierge visits the Cape’s 15 towns.
One of a series
While each town on Cape Cod is unique in some form or another, the town of Mashpee almost has a life of its own. History buffs will love exploring the cultivation of the Wampanoag Tribe on Mashpee lands, while the kids will get a kick out of the museums.
A hearty breakfast
Start your day off with breakfast at Percy’s Place, a classic New England restaurant. Their expansive breakfast menu offers a variety of egg-related options like omelets and scramblers, plus crepes, pancakes, French toast, Belgian waffles, breakfast burritos, and much more.
Percy’s Place is also home to its acclaimed homemade corned beef hash, which is so good that it’s received recognition from both the “Providence Journal” and “Boston Globe.”
Off with the kids
Head to the Cape Cod Children’s Museum, a perfect place to entertain the kids (and, yes, yourself).
Here you can find over 20 interactive exhibitions and activities including a mock castle, post office, tree house, and pirate ship, among many others, that your children can explore and activate their imagination.
They can also test out the museum’s gravity wall, submarine, and geo board that allows visitors to create their own unique shapes and designs using pegs and rubber bands.
Plus, your kids can sharpen their mind and thinking skills with the reading wagon, puzzle tables, and craft table. Any child will delight in this fun and interactive museum that brings learning and play to life.
The Wampanoag Experience
A few minutes down the road, there’s the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Museum, a staple in the community.
The Wampanoag Tribe has a very prominent history built into the town of Mashpee, also known as the Land of the Wampanoag, and you can learn all about it at this museum.
Referred to as the “geographic core” of the Wampanoag people, the museum offers visitors the chance to explore this Native American heritage from the present to as far back as the Stone Age.
You’ll see time-worn artifacts like hunting and fishing tools, baskets, utensils, and other heirlooms that were used by the Wampanoags during their initial settlement. You can also check out a diorama that depicts a day-in-the-life of a typical Wampanoag many years ago.
This museum is full of rich culture and provides an authentic look at the tribe’s vivid culture within the town.
A picnic and swim
Right down the street from the Wampanoag Museum is scenic Wakeby Pond, the perfect spot for a quick dip. Stop first at several locations to get take-out and make it a picnic at the pond.
To make your outdoor experience that much more enjoyable, stop at Laura’s Home Cookin to grab a takeout lunch or for a picnic on the lake. Their menu has typical lunch option like soups and sandwiches, such as their Reuben sandwich. A great other choice for breakfast too. tive
One of the most popular landmarks in town is Mashpee Commons.
It boasts boutiques like Contrary, Roberto Coin, and Unique, along with other high-end stores such as Chico’s, Puritan Cape Cod , Talbots, and even the Martha’s Vineyard classic, The Black Dog, among countless other shopping locations.
Plus, you’ll find numerous eateries and restaurants like Panera Bread, The Lanes Bowl & Bistro, and Bobby Byrne’s Restaurant, just to name a few.
There’s even the Tea Shoppe for scones and a hot or cold brew.
g’ Green Design offers a rather unique spin on home design. It is committed entirely to sustainability. Its owner, Nicole Goldman will introduce you to concepts and solutions from bamboo flooring and recycled glass counter tops to environmentally sensitive cleaning products.
A sugar break. Make it ice cream
A signature one in Mashpee is Polar Cave, where you’ll find the classics such as coffee, strawberry, and chocolate chip, plus Polar Cave-specific flavors like the Arctic Landslide, Mashpee Mud, and Seasonal Sensations including blueberry, peach, and pumpkin.
A little more shopping?
If you’re still in the mood to shop, but are looking for something other than your typical shopping goods like clothes, shoes, and accessories, make Treasures of Cape Cod your next stop.
This antique store is home to numerous hand-chosen antiques from all around the globe. Home décor items such as vanities, mirrors, and other decorative pieces can be found here, as well as more exclusive pieces like Bone China, Lead Crystal, Silver products. You’re sure to find some kind of gem hidden in this specialty store.
Winding down and dinner
After a day of museum exploring and shopping, wind down at Oak & Ember Whiskey Bar & Grill for dinner and a drink.
This cross between a steakhouse and southern smokehouse offers appetizer options like barbequed ribs, chicken drumsticks, and lobster cake, while dinner entrees range from Black Currant Duck to Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken.
For those looking for something a bit lighter, Oak & Ember also has various soup and salad selections such as tomato and ricotta salad and the classic Caesar, along with seafood varieties and premium steaks.
A real whisky bar on the Cape
One of the staples of the Oak & Ember is their trademark Whiskey Bar, complete with more than 140 whiskeys including Scotch, bourbon – and also rum, in addition to roughly 130 wine selections and a variety of cocktails.
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